Taylor Swift plays Cupid for Selena Gomez?

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift, who is a good friend of Selena Gomez, is reportedly trying to push the latter to start a relationship with Austin Mahone.

"It was (Taylor's) idea to push Austin and Selena together because she really likes Austin and thinks he would be a good distraction for Selena right now. She did the same with Ed (Sheeran) and Selena, but so far Selena is keeping it strictly friends with both of them," entertainmentwise.com quoted a source as saying.

"But Taylor is going to keep trying, she loves hooking up her friends and especially Selena, because she wants to see her with anyone but Justin (Bieber)! Selena has a bad habit of taking Justin back again and again so even though she swears it's over for good I'm sure Taylor's a little worried that she'll cave in again," the source added.

Selena had earlier denied having relationship with 17-year-old singer Mahone. She was earlier in a relationship with Justin Bieber.