Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have succeeded in fascinating their followers with an on-again, off-again romantic relationship for years. It all seemed to blow up on Instagram during the summer, however, when Selena leaped into a war of words that Justin was having with his fans over his then-girlfriend Sofia Richie. Gomez subsequently took a hiatus, but two new reports claim that both Bieber as well as her best friend Taylor Swift are affecting her post-hiatus life.
Gomez, 24, recently checked out of a Tennessee rehab facility, where she was reportedly staying to get help with depression and anxiety, but she “refused to attend Swift’s 27th birthday bash at the advice of her counselors,” according to Radar Online, which cited a source describing the alleged “Bad Blood” situation.
“Since Selena got out of rehab, she has been cutting out all of the bad influences in her life — and that definitely included Taylor.”
The insider alleged that Swift “is always trying to one-up Selena.” Consequently, Gomez reportedly “is just completely over it,” with the source describing her life after her hiatus.
“Selena is sober now, and she is doing everything right,” emphasized the insider. “She is continuing to see a therapist and surround herself with positive influences. Taylor, unfortunately, does not make the cut anymore.”
Radar Online told readers that “this is not the first time that Gomez threw some major shade at Swift,” noting that on July 4, the songstress held her own party rather than go to Taylor’s famous annual celebration at her home in Rhode Island.
However, after Selena’s American Music Awards speech, Swift was one of the first to cheer her best friend, reported Teen Vogue. Taking home the award for Best Female Artist, Gomez inspired her fans with her words of wisdom.
“If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.”
Taylor immediately turned to Instagram to share her excitement for her friend, posting a video of the win with the caption “BABY.”
But while Swift was cheering for her friend despite those allegations of issues, Justin Bieber was silent. And a new report claims that Bieber allegedly continues to have an impact on Gomez’s life.
“Justin Bieber is still a toxic presence in Selena Gomez’s life despite the fact that they haven’t hooked up in months,” Life & Style told readers on December 16.
Selena became “so wrapped up” in Justin’s life during the summer that it led to her reported three-month residence in rehab, sources told the media outlet. One of the insiders described the alleged situation.
“She was stalking Justin on social media. She would drink a lot and could barely do anything but talk or think about Justin.”
In addition, Gomez allegedly began “bombarding” her pals with pictures of herself and Bieber from the start of their relationship, despite the fact that Justin was involved with Sofia Richie at that point in his relationship history, according to the source.
“It was creepy,” claimed the insider. “She wouldn’t stop. She said she missed him and the pictures made her happy. But her friends thought it just made her look sick.”
So with Selena having re-emerged into the public spotlight after her hiatus and Bieber split from Sofia, is there a chance of rekindling their romance? Justin recently was spotted with a mystery woman amid rumors that he reunited with his supposedly ex gal pal Hailey Baldwin, according to Ace Showbiz on December 21.
Noting that Bieber is enjoying a “well-deserved break” from his Purpose World Tour, the media outlet pointed out that he’s not taking a break from the party scene. Justin was seen on Monday at a Christmas party in West Hollywood, where he reportedly reunited with Hailey. That meeting came just one day after Bieber was seen taking off on a private jet with a mystery woman, who hid her face in a gray hoodie.
When it comes to Bieber and Baldwin, Hollywood Life reported that the “singer and his on-again, off-again old flame Hailey Baldwin partied together” in Los Angeles. Justin, 22, and Hailey, 20, reunited inside Hyde Sunset in West Hollywood, attending the Shots Studios Xmas party.
But despite that reported reunion inside the holiday bash, Justin was seen exiting the Los Angeles hot spot solo. He sported an over-sized fur coat as his only companion.
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