Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie have only been dating for about a month, but already a source claims Bieber may be ready to pump the breaks on their whirlwind relationship.
While Bieber doesn’t intend to cut ties with the 18-year-old model completely, a new report claims the singer has demanded “he can cheat” on Sofia Richie as his “Purpose World Tour” continues in Europe.
“Old Habits Die Hard! Justin Bieber Demands He Can ‘Cheat’ In Open Relationship With Sofia Richie,” read a headline shared by OK! Magazine, via Gossip Cop. According to the article, Bieber told Sofia Richie “there’s no chance of an exclusive relationship, because monogamy is not the Biebs’ style!”
— People Magazine (@people) September 9, 2016
Justin Bieber told Sofia Richie “that he likes to date multiple women at once and if she’s down with it, she can remain in his roster,” the source continued. “However, two can’t play this game because Justin doesn’t allow his women to see other guys besides him. This is classic Justin, he’s free to hook up with other girls, but if [Sofia Richie] so much as looked at another guy he’d go ballistic.”
As fans have seen in recent months, Bieber loves spending time with women and after dating Hailey Baldwin for several weeks earlier this year, he was linked to model Jessica Serfaty, actress Sarah Jeffery, reality star Kourtney Kardashian, ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, model Sahara Ray and model Bronte Blampied. However, according to the report, Sofia Richie hasn’t been put off by Bieber’s frequent flames and is said to be totally on board with an open relationship.
“[Sofia Richie] is happy with the non-exclusive arrangement, her pals are worried she’s giving into Bieber’s demands way too much, though they claim she’s only with him to boost her music career,” the source revealed of the daughter of iconic musician Lionel Richie. “She’s totally under his spell and thinks he walks on water. Whatever Justin wants from her, he gets. If he says jump she says how high, nothing is up for debate with him and never has been — it’s his way or the highway.”
In response to the story, a source close to the situation told Gossip Cop that the report was “crap.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) September 10, 2016
Sofia Richie and Justin Bieber began dating in early August, and within weeks their relationship was a hot topic for fans. Then, after Bieber was involved in a dramatic online encounter with Gomez, fans began to harass her on social media, which prompted the singer to take a stand against them.
“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like,” Bieber wrote in mid-August, via Hollywood Life, along with a photo of himself and Sofia Richie in the back of a car in Japan.
As Sofia Richie’s relationship with Bieber continued, his drama with Gomez began. Following Bieber’s Instagram comment to fans, Gomez left a comment of her own on his page, in which she told her former partner that he should refrain from sharing photos of himself and Sofia Richie on social media. She also reminded Bieber that his fans have been by his side since the beginning and said they loved him.
After the online fight, Bieber chose to delete his Instagram entirely. Meanwhile, Sofia Richie remains online.
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