Selena Gomez may be taking a break from the spotlight in recent weeks, but that doesn’t mean she’s taking a break from the headlines.
For the past couple of weeks, the 24-year-old “Same Old Love” singer has been tied into the messy split between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and now, she’s being linked to the end of Justin Bieber’s romance with Sofia Richie.
Last month, after Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber got into a fight on Instagram, Bieber and Richie broke up after dating for just 6 weeks and although an E! News source claimed the former couple would be spending time together after their split just as they did when they were romantically involved, they haven’t been seen together at all. Instead, Selena Gomez’s ex-boyfriend has been focused on his Purpose World Tour, which keeps him in Europe until later this year.
— dozo.tv (@dozotv) October 8, 2016
Although it has yet to be confirmed what exactly led up to Bieber and Richie’s split, the stress of Bieber’s tension with Gomez is said to have had a negative impact on their relationship.
“The ‘Kill Them With Kindness’ singer is really going through a tough year. Gomez has been facing a lot of health issues lately. Now, rumors center on her involvement in the Bieber-Richie breakup,” Chatt Sports Net revealed to readers on October 10.
The outlet also revealed that many were hoping Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber would ultimately reconcile their romance.
In August, just after Bieber’s romance with Richie began, Selena Gomez responded to a photo which featured the then-couple. After seeing that Bieber had threatened to make his Instagram account private because his fans weren’t happy to see his new relationship, Gomez told her former boyfriend that his fans loved him and suggested he keep his romance to himself.
While Selena Gomez appeared to have good intentions behind her message to Bieber, Bieber didn’t seem to agree and quickly accused the singer of using him for attention. He later suggested that she had cheated on him with Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, after she had claimed she offered him forgiveness for his “multiple” infidelities.
After the fight had erupted, Bieber and Richie enjoyed what appeared to be a romantic vacation in Mexico for Richie’s 18th birthday and during their trip, they were photographed holding one another and kissing on the beach.
Following her public dispute with Bieber, Selena Gomez went radio silent on social media and weeks later, she confirmed to People Magazine that she would be taking some time off to address her issues with anxiety, depression and panic attacks.
— ExposingSMG Blog (@ExposingSMGblog) October 9, 2016
As for Selena Gomez’s ties to Brad Pitt, the singer was seen spending time with the actor earlier this year at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. At the time, Selena Gomez shared a photo of herself and Pitt, whom she starred alongside in The Big Short. Months later, it was alleged that Pitt’s wife, Angelina Jolie, was furious about their interaction and after her divorce filing, Selena Gomez’s name was thrown into a list of possible Pitt hookups, along with Marion Cotillard and Lizzy Caplan, his Allied co-stars.
Still, a report on October 9 by Gossip Cop suggested that Selena Gomez was definitely not the reason behind Angelina Jolie’s decision to file for divorce. Instead, the outlet cited the ongoing speculation into Gomez’s involvement in the couple’s split as nothing more than a rumor.
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