Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez seemed to have an off-again, on-again relationship that would never end, repeatedly teasing Jelena (Justin + Selena) fans by communicating in ways ranging from throwback photos (primarily by the Biebs) and concert appearances (Gomez showed up at one of his performances). And just when it seemed as if the two finally were staying in the “off” phase of their romantic relationship, Selena posted the Instagram comment that rocked the Internet world.
But their relationship has not yet ended, with a new report revealing that Gomez has attempted to reach out to Bieber without success, leaving her troubled and trying to persuade her first love, for whom she still cares, to respond.
After Selena had criticized Justin and he slapped back, he finally exited Instagram. That left his fans and Gomez searching for answers. But when it comes to Selena’s attempts to reach out and communicate with her ex, Justin is ignoring her completely, reported the Daily Mail.
Following their Instagram war of words, Bieber was seen beaming in his chauffeured SUV amid the news that he is avoiding responding to Selena’s phone calls. Gomez has since apologized for the remarks she made on Instagram.
In her initial remarks, Selena scolded Justin after he attacked his fans for their harsh criticism of his new fling, Sofia Richie. Gomez defended the Beliebers while advising the Biebs to keep his new romance private, and even hinted that Justin cheated on her during the Jelena era.
Now that Bieber has left Instagram and moved on, Selena reportedly is still trying to apologize to him. But Gomez’s attempts to reach out to her former boyfriend aren’t getting any response.
Why won’t the Biebs respond to Selena? The source cited by the Daily Mail explained that Justin feels Gomez refuses to let him go, and that she repeatedly has attempted to push herself into his career. Moreover, his feelings about her attack on him for threatening to delete his Instagram account only amused him, because she issued a similar threat in the past.
As for the allegations that Bieber crafted responses hinting that Selena cheated on him with One Direction star Zayn Malik? The “trolls” wrote that, according to the source.
All of these battles have left Gomez hurt, with one of her friends telling People that Selena still loves Justin.
“[Justin] was Selena’s first love, and she hasn’t been able to totally get over him.”
In her original comments on Instagram to Bieber, Gomez criticized him for sharing the photos of Sofia as well as for his attack on his fans for hating on Richie.
“If you can’t handle the hate, then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol — It should be special between you two only,” wrote Selena. “Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you and supported you before any one ever did.”
The Biebs bashed back at her, claiming that she had used him to turn the spotlight higher on herself.
“It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way,” he slammed.
Now, however, Gomez regrets those remarks.
“What I said was selfish and pointless,” wrote the 24-year-old singer.
But what motivated Selena to make those harsh remarks in the first place? An insider cited by OK claims that Gomez is having a meltdown, with signs including extreme weight loss.
“[Selena is] scaring her friends.”
Also, although Gomez has overdone it with partying in the past, the insider revealed that her behavior and “so thin” body are concerning. The main issues that reportedly worry her pals are her noticeable weight loss and her aura of sorrow.
“She’s been through phases before when she parties too much, but this isn’t like that,” added the source. “She’s so thin and has this energy of sadness around her. It’s alarming. We’ve never seen her like this before.”
However, rather than stop losing weight, Selena reportedly plans to continue shedding pounds in a quest for love.
“She wants to lose weight to attract the most perfect guy,” explained the source.
But an insider told Hollywood Life that Gomez has not let go of Bieber, and that lingering love is causing the problems.
“The reason why Selena is so upset is because she still loves Justin.”
Gomez previously used social media to “keep tabs” on the Biebs, but now that he has exited Instagram, it’s more challenging. However, when Bieber slapped back at her before his departure of social media, it hurt.
“Her emotions are not raw but they are still very tender and seeing Justin with Sofia really struck a nerve,” noted the source. “When Justin fired back, she couldn’t handle it anymore.”
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