Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez broke up back in November 2012, and since then the world has been watching their on again-off again relationship through social media. Apparently Gomez had confirmed herself to be single in May 2013, but the couple soon after reconciled. It’s one thing to hold on to love in the music industry, but their relationship could have been doomed from the start considering they are both so young and this is a very high-profile relationship within the entertainment business.
In early January 2014, the star checked herself into rehab after a photo had surfaced of the two on Twitter. The picture was taken by an eyewitness in the area where Bieber and Gomez were riding Segways. Justin Bieber, who is quite the avid Instagram user, had also posted a photo of the two snuggling together with the caption “Love the way you look at me.” on the 4th of January.
This had apparently been the last straw for Gomez, who checked herself into the Dawn at the Meadows treatment center in Arizona the next day. The center is designed to help young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who struggle with addiction and emotional trauma. A representative of Gomez has told People magazine, “Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows, but not for substance abuse.” The usual length of stay is 45 days. Gomez dropped out of the program early, only completing the first 2 weeks, allegedly, so that she could attend the Sundance Film Festival.
It has been quite the whirlwind for the two young stars as of late, what with Justin Bieber’s reckless behavior constantly being covered by the media and Gomez’s every move being watched. Their fans are fascinated by them, wondering, are they a couple, or are they not? This has put added strain on a relationship which was already unclear.
Gomez’s family has stated that they are concerned that her spending time with Bieber was confusing her and thus causing tension within the other relationships she has with her friends and family. In a statement given addressing her fans, Gomez once said this, “My fans are so important to me, and I would never want to disappoint them.”
The two stars have been spotted together over and over again. After announcing that they’ve broken up, the two still seemed inseparable. However, ts Instagram feed proves he is more interested these days in skiing and skateboarding than cuddling. He might also just wind up being a felon after his egg throwing incidence.
As for Gomez, she has been sharing tweets today like, “If you want to inspire the world, first inspire yourself”; “Write down the things that make you happy. Think about all your blessings. Be in a good place. Stay smiling”; and “If you’re able to look yourself in the mirror everyday with the decisions that you make, that’s where the power starts.” Just some words of wisdom showcasing that the starlet could be in a much better place now.
By Katie Sevigny