Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s ambiguous relationship is now officially more scrutinized than the national debt. Now, Taylor Swift steps into the heady mix.
Hot on the heels of Omg! Insider’s Billboard Music Awards seating plan reveal that everyone’s favorite Canadian and the Spring Breakers star will be sitting next to each other, Swift has been revealed as the pair’s wingwoman.
Us Weekly describes the “22” singer as a “Third wheel and/or referee” to Gomez and her “on-and-off boyfriend,” which is PR speak for:
‘Lets dial this down.’
The magazine quotes a source who simultaneously downplays their apparent reunion but says the seating is significant.
We’re told Gomez and Bieber have broken up and pieced their love mojo back together more than once since splitting in January. Conceding that its “clearly no accident” that they’re sitting together at this weekend’s hottest ticket in town event, the source signed off stating the obvious:
“Their camps must have requested this seating arrangement. No way would it have happened without their go-ahead.”
So, back to Swift.
Reigning patron saint of lovelorn but resolute young women everywhere, it’s not really a surprise that she’s ‘Jelena’s’ chosen chaperone.
A longstanding friend of Gomez, as we all know, Swift has never been one to chill out at music awards shows. She can be relied on to keep the trio’s section of the front row a shiny, happy place whenever the camera frequently and inevitably pans their way on Sunday.
Well known for singing the words to the songs of any and every artist who gets up on an awards show stage, and yes, it will be fun watching Swift attempt that during Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj’s “High School” spot.
But you get my point. Swift can keep things light, if or when, Bieber and Gomez run out of ways to look totally nonchalant.
Meanwhile, Bieber has been in Las Vegas since Friday rehearsing for the highly anticipated throwdown, though he did find time to make the kids at Whitney Elementary school deliriously happy.
On the night the 19-year-old will take to the stage twice, to perform a solo “Take You,” and team with will.i.am for their first ever performance of “#thatPOWER” with both of them in the same location.
Gomez, spotted at LAX on Saturday, will unleash her Billboard Top 10 hit single “Come and Get it.”
The rest of the show’s confirmed performances should also thrill. These include Jennifer Lopez, Swift, Chris Brown, Miguel, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Christina Aguilera and more. Last but not least, Prince, who will also hit the stage, will be honored with Billboard’s Icon Award at the event.
Tracy Morgan on hosting duties, star presenters, Madonna and guests galore in a city that really should get some sleep sometime, it could be the perfect place for Bieber and Gomez to unwrap their coupledom — if they have reunited — and let the chips fall where they may.
After Oslo, an apparent romance on the road, Instagram deletes and reveals, a contradictory radio interview encored by sightings that seem to indicate their relationship is far from over, all eyes will be on the pair at the show tonight.