(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)
As much as I would love to think Hunter
Hayes is in love, he is not. At least not with Selena Gomez. So there will be no Gomayes. No Selener. And no Hamez. No
one really knows how the dating rumors got started, but both Hayes and Gomez have been denying them from the start. And Hayes
even told CMT Radio all he has ever done is said hello and shaken hands with Gomez.
“It is strange. That’s the one part that nobody kinda can tell you about or prepare you for,” Hayes said of being thrust
into the rumor mill. “I kinda felt bad for Selena because we did meet, and she was awesome, but we literally just shook hands
and said hello.” He does have a celebrity crush, though, so maybe someone famous will eventually be somebody’s heartbreak.
But he’s too much of a gentleman to name names, and he doesn’t want it to get weird if and when they do meet. “My celebrity
crush is not gonna find out who my celebrity crush is anytime soon,” Hayes said. “I may keep that to myself because if I do
meet her and she already knows about it, that could be awkward.”