She is universally loved by her fans for her quirky sense of style, fun personality and talented acting prowess.
And now Zooey Deschanel is also the object of Selena Gomez affections.
The 19-year-old former Disney star has revealed that the New Girl star is in fact her new ‘girl crush’.
Girl crush: Selena Gomez has revealed that she has a ‘girl crush’ on Zooey Deschanel, posting a picture of herself holding a magazine featuring the actress
The teen posted a picture of herself peeking over the cover of Allure magazine, which features Zooey, 32, on the front cover, via her Instagram account.
‘My current girl crush.. Well I’ve never had one before so she’s my first. #Twirly #Newgirl !!!!!’ she wrote in an accompanying caption.
Selena isn’t the only one who is a big fan of Zooey.
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Just months after Russell Brand and Katy Perry announced they were divorcing, the comedian recently was said to have had set his sights on the actress – who is the spitting image of his estranged wife.
The 36-year-old funnyman was said to be determined to woo Zooey who filed for divorce from her husband Ben Gibbard just three days before Russell and Katy’s split announcement.
A source told America’s OK! magazine: ‘Russell has had his eye on Zooey for a long time. And he’s been sending funny, flirty texts to see if they can get together.
Loveable: Zooey is universally loved by her fans for her quirky sense of style, fun personality and talented acting prowess
‘He thinks she’s hysterically funny and cute, too. He loves her quirky sense of humor, and thinks they’d be great together both on-and off-screen. There’s a real spark there.’
However, while Zooey was said to be ‘intrigued’ by Russell’s interest in her, the insider added: ‘But she’s heard about his reputation as a womanizer, and isn’t sure whether she’s ready to rush into another relationship so quickly.’
Zooey was also apparently ‘very aware that she looks strikingly similar to Katy and has been mistaken for Katy by fans’.
The new girl: Zooey has enjoyed something of a career revival of late thanks to her role in hit US TV show New Girl
Asked in a recent interview with Allure magazine if she minded being compared to Katy, Zooey replied: ‘No, she’s really pretty!’
Zooey made a name for herself in movies such as Elf, Yes Man and 500 Days Of Summer.
But she has enjoyed something of a career revival of late thanks to her role in hit US TV show New Girl.
New ink: Selena recently got a tattoo, a small heart on her wrist
Zooey plays Jess in the programme, a quirky and eccentric teacher who finds herself some new friends after moving in with three male roommates following her split from her boyfriend.
Fan: Russell Brand was also thought to be a big Zooey fan
Meanwhile Selena stepped out for dinner earlier this week unveiling a new shorter haircut.
The singer – who dined out with pals in Los Angles – has also followed in the footsteps of her boyfriend by getting inked.
A new Twitter picture shows her posing with tattoo artist Louie Gomez – who coincidentally shares the same surname as Selena – as she holds up her wrist to exhibit the new heart etching on her wrist.
Store employee Jordan Sandoval, from the Under The Gun shop in Hollywood, tweeted the image, revealing Gomez was not scared of the pain: ‘She wasn’t nervous. She is way cute,’ he wrote.
Boyfriend Justin, 17, who already has three tattoos, tweeted to say he was hard at work in the studio while his girlfriend was busy getting the artwork done.
The songstress said she never had very many friends during her student days, preferring instead to keep herself to herself.
She said: ‘I was never the popular kid at school. I had two friends, but I just sat at the back of the room and got on with my work.’