Why The Selena Gomez & Orlando Bloom Rumors Are Such A Big Deal

So, Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom may have been caught on camera making out in a Vegas nightclub. What's the big deal? Are rumors of two good-looking people in Hollywood hooking up really that exciting? Well, in this case, the purported canoodling culprits have a tangled history involving their respective exes, Justin Bieber and Miranda Kerr.

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November 2012: Supermodel Kerr, married to Bloom, walks in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Bieber, dating Gomez at the time, performs. The two hang out backstage.
Photo: Courtesy of CBS.
March 2014: Gomez and Bloom (now separated from Kerr) take a photo together at the We Day California conference alongside other attendees, including Seth Rogen. Gomez, in the midst of an on-again-off-again relationship with Bieber, posts the photo on her Instagram.

#Weday -unbelievable time. So inspired and hopefully encouraged many!!

A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

April 2014:
Romance rumors fly after the paps catch Bloom and Gomez sitting on a curb outside a Chelsea Handler show in L.A. This is also around the time that rumors of Bieber and Gomez's breakup surface.

July 2014
: Bloom and Bieber get in a fistfight at a nightclub in Ibiza, Spain. The details are hazy, but allegedly, Bieber said something crude about Orlando's ex-wife, which provoked Bloom to punch him.
Now: Fast-forward nearly two years. Gomez is single. Bloom is dating Katy Perry. Or he was, up until very recently; it's not clear if they're still together. And while accusations that Bloom cheated on Perry are flying left and right, we don't know his relationship status or if the woman in the photos is, without a doubt, Gomez. You'll have to be the Hollywood dating detective on this one.

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