Justin Bieber has become known for his revolving door dating style ever since he split from Selena Gomez, who in a recent Instagram war of words accused him of cheating on her. Now Bieber, 22, is dating Sofia Richie and reportedly has decided to come clean with her by letting the 18-year-old teen model know up front that the prince of pop music wants an open door relationship that gives him freedom to cheat.
Justin likes dating multiple women at the same time, and consequently informed Richie that while he doesn’t plan on being non-exclusive, she needs to stay loyal to him, an insider told OK. As long as Sofia agrees to giving him freedom to date other women, she’s allowed to stay on his list of gal pals that has included everyone from reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian, 37, to another teen model Hailey Baldwin, 19.
While Bieber is reportedly being honest with Richie about his dating style, his rules don’t apply to her. In Justin’s world, his women are not allowed to date other guys, according to the insider.
“This is classic Justin, he’s free to hook up with other girls, but if Sofia so much as looked at another guy he’d go ballistic.”
How does Richie feel about Bieber’s requirements for dating him? The source revealed that Sofia is “happy” with the situation, but her friends are concerned that she’s the one making all of the concessions.
“She’s totally under his spell and thinks he walks on water. Whatever Justin wants from her, he gets,” added the insider. “If he says jump she says how high, nothing is up for debate with him and never has been – it’s his way or the highway.”
But is it really a relationship that consists of Richie agreeing to all of Justin’s demands? Sofia’s friends claim that the teenager is with the Biebs just to give a boost to her music career.
When it comes to the claim that Bieber wants freedom to cheat on Richie, this isn’t the first time that he’s faced allegations of cheating on his gal pals. Prior to exiting Instagram, Justin and his former girlfriend Selena used words as weapons, first fighting over his decision to scold fans about their hostility towards Sofia and then suddenly shifting to exchanging claims that each cheated during their own romance.
Justin Bieber Cheated on Selena Gomez, According to Her Instagram Comment https://t.co/zlRjuLYe2L— MyTeenGuide (@MyKidsGuide) August 19, 2016
For Bieber, the battle initially was about his defense of Sofia, pointed out Teen Vogue. But when Gomez pranced up to the online war on Instagram between Justin and his Beliebers, it suddenly changed into a mini-sequel to the Jelena love story gone wrong.
That sequel was a long time coming, with Bieber first posting throwback photos of Selena, and Gomez suggesting that some of her Revival album songs revolved around Justin. However, when the “Kill ‘Em With Kindness” singer entered the Instagram battle, everything exploded at once with her cheating accusations bombshell.
“Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad.”
Where does this leave Sofia’s and Justin’s relationship? Her music wizard father Lionel Richie might seem like the best person to answer that question. However, as TMZ pointed out, Lionel made it clear that he’s under strict orders from his daughter to avoid discussions of Bieber’s relationship.
Lionel Richie -- It's Squirm Time Over Justin and Sofia (VIDEO) https://t.co/1ZF3DeaudF— TMZ (@TMZ) September 4, 2016
Lionel is known for his chatty style, but when he and Sofia were exiting Pressed Juicery in Beverly Hills, the music mogul created an awkward moment in trying to evade questions about his daughter and Bieber.
With father and daughter making it clear that they have a close relationship, they also made it evident that they were both not comfortable discussing her love life.
However, when her dad isn’t around, it’s a different story. Sofia recently opened up about Bieber.
The teenager revealed that she and Justin share a “special relationship,” reported MTV.
“We have a special relationship,” she clarified.
And Richie also revealed just why she feels Bieber is so special.
“Justin is very easy to talk to, and that’s hard to find with people in Los Angeles,” added Lionel’s daughter.
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