Taylor Swift has her “girl squad,” which includes pals like Justin Bieber’s former girlfriend Selena Gomez, and now a new report is revealing that at least two other former flings of Bieber have formed their own squad. Sofia Richie and Bronte Blampied were seen finding comfort in a blossoming friendship after their flirty fun with Bieber ended. The new girl squad has formed in the wake of accusations from Selena, who during an Instagram war with Justin, accused him of cheating “multiple times.”
Bieber’s summer flings aren’t just having an occasional coffee. They’re taking it to the next level when it comes to friendships in the day of social media by Snapchatting, pointed out the New York Daily News.
The two are both models, as well as ex-girlfriends of Justin, and now Sofia and Bronte are sending out squad vibes by posing for shots worthy of Swift’s girl squad’s most intimate moments.
Richie’s voice was heard in one of the clips.
“…Yet again, another day with Bronte,” said Sofia.
Bronte also offered her own Snaps, showing the duo playing around. But although she had her own Close Encounter Of The Biebs Kind, it was Sofia and Justin who earned the spotlight during their short, but highly publicized romance.
Bieber and Richie were hit by a backlash of anger from his fans when they posted photos showing the two together. Justin then headed to Instagram, where he threatened his followers that he would go private with the social media platform.
Another of his ex-girlfriends, Selena Gomez, then shocked everyone by jumping into the Instagram battle. The result caused Bieber to follow through and exit from Instagram.
Soon after the war of words on Instagram, Justin was seen with Bronte in London, resulting in what the New York Daily News describes as “multiple sources” hinting that the two were a couple. Bronte also was there when Bieber was photographed going skinny-dipping in Hawaii, a nude scandal that took place just a week after Justin and Sofia were photographed canoodling during their visit to Japan for the “Sorry” singer’s Purpose World Tour.
But what caused Bieber to end both those relationships so quickly? Selena offered a hint at what might have gone wrong during their own romance during that Instagram battle.
Gomez accused Bieber of cheating “multiple times,” noted Radio.com.
Selena entered the battle after Justin had threatened his fans.
“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate,” posted Bieber as part of a caption showing him with Sofia (at that point they were still dating). “This is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”
Gomez then entered the war.
“If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol—it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love and supported you before any one ever did,” Selena advised.
That earned an angry retort from Justin.
“It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way,” he slammed.
And then came the accusations of cheating from Gomez.
“Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive.”
In addition to the cheating claims from Selena, Bieber allegedly wanted to “cheat” and have an “open door” relationship with Sofia, according to OK.
Justin informed Richie that she should not expect an exclusive relationship, because monogamy wasn’t in his dating game plan, an insider told OK. Bieber, 22, explained to 18-year-old Sofia that he enjoyed dating “multiple” gal pals simultaneously, and if she agreed, she could stay on his list of revolving women.
But it wasn’t a mutual game plan, added the source.
“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.”
Richie was “under his spell,”and gave Bieber “whatever” he wanted during their relationship, according to the insider. So was it that alleged “open door” relationship or something else that caused the split?
An insider told E News that the relationship was getting too hot and heavy for Justin to handle.
“It was super-hot and heavy, and because Justin doesn’t want a relationship right now, he wanted to cool things down.”
However, another insider blamed the media spotlight, sharing that no negativity is present in Justin’s and Richie’s current relationship.
“They are still friends though and will continue to see each other like they did before they were dating,” clarified the source. “They are taking a backseat though on the romance side of things and just focusing on being friends at this time.”
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