by Symantha Edwards – Staff Writer
Anyone who grew up in the late 2000s knows that the ultimate couple that those years were famous pop stars Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. Both rose to fame in the early 2000’s, but were first linked to each other in 2010, when spotted holding hands in December of that year. Now, following Gomez’s breakup with longtime boyfriend Abel Tesfaye known as ‘The Weeknd’, reports began to circle after the two stars were seen together many times in the following weeks. Let’s look back to their rollercoaster of a history together.
After first being linked on a date at a local IHOP, paparazzi caught the two kissing on a yacht in St. Lucia, essentially proving what fans already suspected—they’re an item. After ten months of a seemingly happy relationship, the two broke up. Conflicting schedules, and their young ages were rumored to be causes of the split. For the next year and a half, the two made it their personal mission to confuse the public, from throwback pictures on Instagram to songs about each other, Selena finally opened and revealed to Ellen DeGeneres “Everybody was talking about the same thing: my relationship,” she remembers. “I was so exhausted”.
Don’t fret Jelena fans, all is not lost. This last October Bieber and Gomez are seen hanging out together again, but multiple sources say it’s just as friends. Allegedly their church, Hillsong, as well as Gomez’s kidney transplant caused to two to reconnect. And The Weeknd, Gomez’s then boyfriend was reportedly fine with it. A week later however, Gomez and The Weeknd announced their split, leaving the media wondering if Bieber was the cause.
In the weeks following Gomez’s breakup with The Weeknd, she’s been spotted with Bieber. . . again and again and again. On Nov. 15, they kiss at his hockey game—fueling tabloid speculation that they are back together and better than ever.
Although nothing has been confirmed, and looking at past evidence, there is no guarantee that anything will last, fans wait in anxious anticipation to see if true love is in the cards for these two stars.