There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and that the Kardashians will do whatever it takes to stay in the news.
The latest, terribly blatant example of Rule No. 3 are the recent reports that Justin Bieber, the tatted-up Dennis the Menace of pop, is dating Kourtney Kardashian on the down-low. According to Us Weekly, the eldest Kardashian sister, 36, and Biebz, 21, are “hooking up.” And, as this is a checkout counter rag, cue the “insider” sources.
“Justin bragged to friends recently that he has been hooking up with Kourtney Kardashian,” an insider told Us, serving as evidence that Kardashian attended Bieber’s American Music Awards after party at L.A. club Nice Guy back on Nov. 22.
“Oh yeah, that’s definitely happening and has been for some time now,” added a second source. “Every time Kourtney and Justin are together they’re extremely flirtatious. They text each other all the time.”
But that’s not all. The two were spotted partying on Friday—again at Nice Guy—and, according to TMZ, later headed to the Montage in Beverly Hills, otherwise known as Bieber’s hotel. Kardashian was photographed by paparazzi leaving the hotel at 4 a.m.
Then, on Sunday afternoon, Bieber shared a cryptic photo to his Instagram account of him straddling a mystery woman with the caption “Lord knows” (for those who care about these things, “Lord” is the nickname of Kardashian’s ex, Scott Disick).
This wouldn’t be the first time Bieber’s trolled a new hookup’s ex. After posting flirty photos of himself hanging out backstage with model Miranda Kerr at a Victoria’s Secret show, Kerr’s ex-husband treated Bieber to a much-publicized knuckle sandwich in Ibiza.
The Bieber/Kardashian coupling seems to date back to Oct. 10, when Bieber was spotted Kardashian a ride home from The Nice Guy, before reportedly heading to Universal Studios’ Hollywood Horror Nights, where they Instagrammed a photo together.
The age difference aside—which, who cares—Bieber has been linked previously to Kardashian’s younger sister, Kendall Jenner, after the two posed for a racy Vogue photo shoot. Furthermore, Bieber and the Kardashians are neighbors in the tony celeb community of Calabasas, California.
Now here’s where things get strange. Kardashian’s Svengali-like mother, Kris Jenner, is currently dating Corey Gamble, who’s a member of Bieber’s “team.” And Kourtney recently split from her longtime beau Scott Disick, shortly after she gave birth to their third child together, Reign Aston Disick (really). Kardashian cited Disick’s history of substance abuse as the reason for the split, but the two parted ways in July not long after photos surfaced of Disick vacationing in Monaco with his ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli.
Oh, and less than a week before Kardashian was spotted with Bieber in L.A. (Oct. 10), Disick was snapped by photographers (Oct. 4) partying in Miami with his rumored much-younger new girlfriend, 18-year-old model Lindsay Vrckovnik. So Bieber, a close friend of the Kardashian Krew, provides the perfect PR coup for Kourtney—a hot pop star whose latest album, Purpose, was just released to critical and commercial acclaim.
Then again, Kardashian and Disick didn’t exactly meet under the most auspicious of circumstances. The two first crossed paths back in 2006 at a house party in Mexico thrown by Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis—a certified creep who was once busted on three counts of false imprisonment, assault causing great bodily injury, and dissuading a witness after he transported three young women to his home from a nightclub against their will back in 2011.
And the relentless Kardashian PR machine keeps chugging along…