Selena Gomez has reportedly been left in the dust by her former boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
Although the exes were once quite civil and often spent time together after calling off their romance years ago, things between them are now strained and since Gomez revealed plans for time off, Bieber has been ignoring her in lieu of his new romance with Sofia Richie.
“Justin is all about Sofia and doesn’t really have time for [Selena Gomez] especially after she called him out a few weeks ago,” a source told Hollywood Life on September 2.
In mid-August, Selena Gomez took to Instagram, where she responded to Bieber’s post to his fans in which he demanded they be nicer to Richie — or else he’d make his account private. In her message, Gomez told Bieber to realize that his fans loved him and suggested he stopping putting pictures of Richie on his page.
Unfortunately, Bieber appeared to be highly put off by his ex-girlfriend’s suggestion and posted a message back to her which called her out for using him to get the attention on herself. In response, Selena Gomez revealed that Bieber had cheated on her multiple times throughout their relationship and said that she was the one who had offered him forgiveness.
“He hasn’t reached out to her because he is doing his own thing and his own tour and he isn’t spending his time worrying about [Selena Gomez],” the Hollywood Life source continued. “This is the most he has ever moved on from Selena, and as long as Sofia is in the picture it looks like it will remain that way.”
Selena Gomez’s ex-boyfriend began dating Richie in early August and after trips to Japan and Mexico, they have returned to Los Angeles where they’ve been spotted out together multiple times throughout this week.
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Following her latest concert in Auckland, New Zealand, Selena Gomez kept a low profile and earlier this week, as rumors continued to swirl in regard to her and Bieber’s past relationship, she announced she would be taking some time off to deal with her dwindling health.
“As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have Lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways,” Selena Gomez said in an August 31 statement to People Magazine. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.”
“I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off,” she explained. “Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues,” she continued.
While Selena Gomez was recently rumored to have entered treatment for alcohol or substance abuse, a source close to the singer told People Magazine that her decision to take time off was prompted by the fact that she “hadn’t felt like herself” over the past couple of months.
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“[Selena Gomez] decided to clear her calendar for the year in order to have this be her priority for future happiness and didn’t want to leave any promoters at bay,” the source explained. “She feels relieved that she can now make more sense of why she was feeling the way she was and is optimistic about the future.”
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