The on-again, off-again couple broke up last month – but maintain a "super strong connection"
Just as Joe Jonas is showing the world he’s happily dating Demi Lovato, another Jonas brother finds himself single: Nick Jonas and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez have called it quits, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Though the couple never publicly confirmed they rekindled their relationship, the source says, “They were an item, but they are no longer together.”
According to the source, the Disney Channel stars, both 17, broke up in early March, largely because work was going to keep them apart: Gomez is scheduled to film a movie in Europe this summer, while Jonas is expected to tour with his siblings at the same time.
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Though they are no longer romantically involved, “it’s evident to everyone that they will always have a super strong connection,” says the source.
Since the split, Jonas has been filming his show Jonas, and Gomez has also tried to distract herself with her active work schedule, which includes designing a clothing line for Kmart and promoting her album Kiss & Tell in Spain and France.
“It’s never fun to go through a breakup,” says the source, “but Selena has a lot of friends she’s leaning on for support.”
One friend Gomez has been spending a lot of time with: Cameron Quiseng, 19, bass player in the new boy band Allstar Weekend.
On March 23, Quiseng joined Gomez and her BFF Taylor Swift and Glee‘s Cory Monteith for what appeared to be a double date. Gomez also posted a Twitter pic of herself and Quiseng after another bowling outing on March 16, with the note, “I won.”
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In November, Allstar Weekend opened for Gomez when she performed at the House of Blues in Anaheim and in San Diego, and since then the band of four friends from San Diego has been featured on Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing and toured with Emily Osment. Their album is due for release June 22.
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