Justin Bieber followed Selena Gomez on Instagram on Friday (Sept. 19), and the starlet followed her boyfriend right back.
Despite gossip reports speculating that the couple have broken up over unsubstantiated, alleged cheating between Bieber and his former fling, 18-year-old Miami model Yovanna Ventura — Jelena appear to be either sending a message of unity, or are oblivious to the chatter.
Given Gomez’s history of using her Instagram to post pointed or reflective messages, her follow-back of the Biebs on the photo-sharing site seems to indicate the couple have not ended their relationship.
The 20-year-old “Confident” singer previously unfollowed the 22-year-old “Come & Get It” songstress on Instagram on April 29, after she unfollowed earlier that month. At the time, the twosome had just hung out with Kylie and Kendall Jenner at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. There were rumors that flirting between the sisters and the Biebs had upset Gomez.
Since then, Justin and Selena reunited between late July and August.
E! News reported, the Canadian singer confirmed he is dating the Latina during a Sept. 11 deposition, in an ongoing suit over an alleged assault incident involving a paparazzo.
On September 18, Hollywood Life alleged Bieber paid for Ventura to fly to New York City during fashion week. The website implied Justin subsequently cheated on Selena with the model, and claimed the actress-singer was unaware of their meeting.
“Justin flew out Yovanna to Fashion Week on his dime on Sept. 9 and then went to Vegas to be with Selena. So he is having his cake and eating it too,” a source allegedly told HL.
“Selena is completely unaware of this,” the purported source allegedly added. “She will be pissed when she finds out – and she will find out.”
However, the sometimes off-base gossip outlet’s claims are firmly denied by an insider.
A well-placed source tells the Inquisitr Bieber did not fly Ventura to New York, as she was already in the Big Apple for Fashion Week and had been for at least five days. The model walked for Style 360’s “Want My Look” Collection on Sept. 10.
Additionally, Justin flew to Los Angeles not Las Vegas after his brief stay in NYC, to testify in a deposition at a law office in Santa Monica.
As reported, Justin arrived in New York City on September 8 with his team, ahead of his appearance at the Fashion Rocks benefit at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center the next night.
The same insider reveals, “Yovanna and Justin hung out as friends – briefly – while he got ready for Fashion Rocks. His manager Scooter Braun, grandparents and others were also in the hotel suite.”
We’re told Selena knows Justin met up with Yovanna and that he had reason to do so.
“They hadn’t seen each other in months, and Justin wanted to tell Yovanna face to face that he is involved with Selena,” our source explains.
Eight days later, Bieber unfollowed Ventura on Instagram on Wednesday, September 17.
(Photo: On the evening of September 9, Shots co-founder John Shahidi uploaded a Shots photo of Braun and Bieber arm-wrestling in a Midtown hotel. Yovanna can be seen in the left of the shot, wearing the same top she wore in the snap shown below).
He, Usher, and a group of friends then partied at TAO Downtown, before moving on to the Galore bash at the Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe in the Paramount Hotel.
According to New York Observer, Bieber partied with producer/DJ’s Diplo, Skrillex, while Tiesto, supermodels Gigi Hadid, and rumored former squeeze Adriana Lima were also at Galore.
The following night, the couple were spotted at the Lucky Strike bowling venue in L.A. to celebrate the birthday of Bieber’s childhood pal with a group of friends.
Meanwhile, the Inquisitr notes that any suggestion or insinuation that Bieber cheated on Gomez with Ventura in New York during Fashion Week, is refuted by an informed source.
(Photo: The Spring Breakers actress gave her beau an affectionate look during a bowling date on Sept. 14.)
[Images via Instagram, 247PapsTV.]