Selena Gomez has been playing the fame game long enough to know that a ring on a certain finger is bound to spark speculation. And yet she didn't shy away from accessorizing her Kids' Choice ensemble on Saturday with a gold band she's taken to wearing since her reunion earlier this month with recidivist boyfriend Justin Bieber.
As the popster, 21, accepted the prize for Favorite Female Singer, she flashed a delicate band on her all-important finger. She showed off the same bauble in an Instagram photo from March 22 and at a We Day event on March 26.
Could the ring be a token of esteem (or, heaven forbid, something more ominous) from Bieber, 20? So claims Hollywood Life (AKA Grain of Salt Daily), with a source alleging, "The ring was a gift from Justin. It's not an engagement ring, but they are back on and very serious."
Of course, ring rumors have followed the fickle flames around for years. In late 2011, Selena set off engagement whispers when she was snapped in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, sporting a delicate diamond sparkler on her ring finger while attending a friend's wedding with Justin. Her rep quickly shot down the talk.
A few months later, she began wearing a bauble emblazoned with a diamond "J," which many assumed was a promise ring.
No official word yet on the significance (or insignificance) of this latest ring, but fingers crossed that it's more of a fashion statement than a romantic one. But if it's the latter, her inner circle probably won't be thrilled.
"No one's happy about it [the reunion]," a Gomez insider recently told People. "But [her family] feels like they've done all they can and it's up to her. She has to figure it out on her own."
In other Selena news, she's already had a scare at the Calabasas, Calif., estate she just purchased for $3 million. TMZ reports a man showed up at her front door on Sunday night and rang the bell. Gomez, who was home at the time, had already alerted her security about strange noises, but one of her friends answered the door and responded in the negative when the man asked if Selena was home.
He left, but sheriff's deputies soon investigated and found that he had broken into the guest house. He was arrested and charged with burglary and trespassing.
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