Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are keeping their love alive. And although fans of Jelena (Justin + Selena) had hoped for a true rekindling of their romance after Selena was spotted at his concert recently, for now, they’ll have to be satisfied with a new report that says Gomez and Bieber still believe in each other.
“Justin and Selena are talking over text but it is a little strained between the two right now,” a source told Hollywood Life.
The strain comes from their awkward encounter at the iHeartRadio Awards. Gomez avoided his performance, and he acted as if he didn’t see Selena when the former lovebirds encountered each other backstage. Despite that stress, the insider predicts that Gomez may find herself drawn to him again.
One hopeful sign for Jelena lovers: Selena was spotted sporting the same flannel shirt as her former boyfriend. The insider also revealed that although they clash sometimes, they remain attracted to each other.
In addition, Gomez recently flaunted her revenge body for GQ, and those photos got Bieber’s attention, according to Hollywood Life‘s insider.
“[He] is in awe of how sexy and beautiful she looks. He reached out to congratulate her and tell her that she’s never looked better.”
And despite the awkward situation that happened at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Selena has reconciled with Justin.
“They are back on good terms,” revealed the source. “They still talk on a regular basis, but when they are too busy, they stay in touch with texts to check up on each other. There is still a lot of love and tenderness there.”
“[They have been] hooking up on and off for a few months now,” revealed one source.
Others confirmed that the 22-year-old pop idol and 36-year-old reality TV star had been dating last year as well, and he’s even met her children.
“They have hooked up a few times, including recently. It happens in L.A,” an insider revealed. “He has met her kids, but they don’t hook up around the kids.”
The couple allegedly meet up at night when Kourtney has help and can leave the children at home. And Bieber sees his romance with her as a win-win, according to one of the sources.
“Kourtney is great. Justin thinks it’s cool that she is older and hot. She isn’t clingy and has her own life…She is very easy going and just makes it fun for him to be around her. [He gets a] huge ego boost from hooking up with Kourt.”
What about Hailey Baldwin, who has also been linked to Bieber in an off-again on-again relationship? Hailey recently dished up her own views on dating the pop idol, reported Elle.
Baldwin revealed just how quickly celebrity romances can shift. In winter, Hailey was viewed as having achieved “Instagram-official close-friend-turned-girlfriend” status. But now?
“Relationships at this age are already complicated,” Baldwin pointed out.
Add in the constant spotlight that follows two celebrities who are dating, and the pressures are on.
“Texts started coming through, crazy phone calls…it’s hard to date somebody in this industry,” admitted the model. “You have to have really thick skin and be very strong. You have to focus on the person and nothing else.”
Baldwin also emphasized that she does not want to earn attention because of her dating choice, which contributed to the issues.
“I like to think my relationships are not between me, the person, and the whole entire world,” added Hailey.
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