Selena Gomez has a long history with Justin Bieber and while he’s moved on with a number of women since they parted ways years ago, she hasn’t had much luck in the world of dating.
Earlier this month, after Bieber, 22, embarked on what appeared to be his umpteenth romance of the years with 17-year-old Sofia Richie, Selena Gomez blasted the singer on Instagram for mistreating his fans and claimed he cheated on her multiple times. In the moments that followed, Bieber reportedly fired back at Gomez and suggested she cheated on him with former One Direction singer Zayn Malik.
While things got pretty ugly between Selena Gomez, 23, and her former boyfriend on social media, a source claims Selena Gomez still has a major attachment to Bieber.
“[Selena Gomez] wants to do whatever she can to cut her attachment to Justin,” a source explained to Hollywood Life on August 18. “It’s difficult because she can’t understand why it’s been so easy for him to move on and so hard for her.”
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Following the debut of Bieber’s romance with Richie, which appears to have already come to an end, fans criticized the singer for dating the model. However, rather than ignore the issue as she normally would do, Selena Gomez inserted herself in the middle and engaged in a highly publicized feud with her ex-boyfriend, which ultimately led the “Cold Water” singer to delete his Instagram account all together.
“Why is Selena getting involved?” the outlet asked. Well, apparently the answer to that question is love. As Hollywood Life told readers, Selena Gomez still has feelings for Bieber.
“She’s sworn a million times that she would just let it all go but dating other guys has been a little challenging,” the source revealed. “The problem is that she believed for so long that Justin was her soul mate, so she can’t seem to shake it.”
Selena Gomez has been linked to a number of celebrities in the years since she and Bieber split, but thus far, none of her romances have turned into relationships.
Late last year, after being linked to Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, and Orlando Bloom, Selena Gomez appeared to embark on a new relationship with Samuel Krost, but after a romantic dinner date in New York City, they seemed to go their separate ways. Then, after reuniting with Bieber in November, Selena Gomez appeared to give her romance with Krost another chance when the two were spotted in Los Angeles. However, by February, Selena Gomez had confirmed she was still single.
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Throughout her romance efforts, Selena Gomez has reportedly remained attached to Bieber, and in a second report, it was noted that she is often depressed about the end of their relationship.
“[Selena Gomez] still has dreams about [Bieber] all the time,” a source told Hollywood Life on August 23. “She’ll wake up and be depressed all day because of it. She wants to meet someone new and fall in love but her attachment to Justin is making it very hard to move on.”
Although Selena Gomez has had trouble moving on, Bieber continues to date other women and was most recently spotted with model Bronte Blampied.
“Everyone is trying to help [Selena Gomez],” the source continued. “One of her friends is even pushing her to try hypnosis to see if she can get past this once and for all.”
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