For years, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were in a relationship. It may have been filled with breakups and make-ups but their red-carpet appearances and intimate Instagrams were enough to give us all the feels. Then they broke up for good. Which made many of us sad. Because if their young love couldn’t last was there any hope for the rest of us? (Answer: Yes, of course. We’re adults, not hormonal teenagers. But you know what we mean.)
Turns out, though, “for good” doesn’t necessarily mean “for good.” The Biebs has been pretty open about his relationship with Selena, whom he calls his “first real love.” He told Access Hollywood that three of the songs from his upcoming album are about his ex. Biebs also admitted that while he still loves Gomez their timing just wasn’t right.
“Yeah, I wrote a song [that] didn’t make the album (no, not this one), it was called ‘If I Would Have Met You In 5 Years,'” Justin revealed. “How true is that? How many people go through life and end up meeting someone and it feels so right, but it’s just the wrong time? So many people can relate to that.”
Of their breakup, he added: “It was really tough. I don’t know if I’m over it yet. I think that I’m definitely in another place and I think we’ve definitely went our separate ways. I love her and I want her to be awesome, but there are things that remind me of her.”
But just because they’ve gone their separate ways doesn’t mean they don’t have a relationship.
“[She] is someone I love dearly. I’m never going to stop loving her. I’m never going to stop checking in on her. I don’t think if you end a relationship, you should end that, unless it was super toxic and you guys were hurting each other physically or mentally. We always respected each other and we still respect each other.”
As for the two giving it another go, well, what do you guys make of this? “I don’t know what happens. I don’t know what is going to happen in the future. I think we both gotta do some soul searching ourselves and figure out ourselves before we can just try to figure out each other.”
We’re hearing far off wedding bells. No?
The two took some time out for themselves and their careers, which is always healthy. Now that they’re a little older, a wee bit wiser and have been apart for a while, perhaps the right time for Jelena is now. JB has shown that he’s changed and matured — into the kind of man Selena was waiting for.