Even though Selena Gomez didn’t ditch The Weeknd for Justin Bieber, the fact that they’re suddenly reconnecting like this just after a breakup doesn’t seem like a coincidence.
Now, it’s clear that they’re doing more than just talking.
They’re going on bike rides — just the two of them.
Yes, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are rekindling things.
Maybe their friendship, maybe something … worse. Or better, if you’re a big Jelena shipper.
See, Selena and Justin were estranged for a while.
Justin Bieber’s behavior was, for years, alarming.
He’d get frighteningly angry over having his picture taken. He kept getting into legal trouble over things like racing, speeding, and vandalism. The Biebs even got a DUI back in 2014.
Some would say that maybe there’s just something wrong with him. Others would say that he didn’t get a chance to grow up normally, and that it left him emotionally stunted.
Armchair psychology aside, something wasn’t right.
In fact, Justin’s long-time manager Scooter Braun says as much. He’s spoken about what bad shape Justin was in, to the point where — just a couple of years ago — the Biebs could have died.
Which, you know, sounds like a serious substance abuse issue. That, the DUI, and some of Selena’s song lyrics strongly suggest that Justin Bieber was out of control and spiraling hard.
In “Sober,” Selena sang:
“You don’t know how to love me when you’re sober/When the bottle’s done you pull me closer/You’re saying all the things that you’re supposed to”
It was a song that many fans interpreted as being about her relationship with Justin Bieber … and Justin’s relationship with alcohol.
Still, their period of estrangement didn’t begin until Selena Gomez defended Justin Bieber’s fans after the Biebs faced backlash for making his relationship with Sofia Richie as public as it was.
(Yeah, remember that? That takes you back. Clearly, Kourtney Kardashian and Sofia Richie have similar taste)
Anyway, it was clear at that moment that Justin was lashing out at the ones who loved him most, so Selena took a break from him.
Not long after, we learned that Selena Gomez has Lupus, and she’s been fighting that battle instead of dealing with Justin’s nonsense.
So what’s changed?
Well, Selena Gomez got a kidney transplant and she and The Weeknd split.
Selena and The Weeknd had grown apart because of conflicting schedules, though apparently The Weeknd felt that the passion went out of their relationship over the summer … you know, when Selena underwent the transplant.
Justin Bieber reached out to Selena through her mother so that the two of them could reconnect.
And, well, it looks like he’s hoping that his infamous Bieber penis might reconnect with her, too.
Given that the two of them are enjoying bike rides, it may be that Justin Bieber and his newly aggressive fondness for Jesus have convinced Selena that he’s a changed man.
And he’s made it clear before that he misses her.
Some people don’t carea bout Jelena. Some people want them to get back together, bless their shipper hearts.
And, for some people who resent Justin Bieber for wasting some of the best years of Selena’s life as she spent them as his long-suffering girlfriend when her own careers in music and acting could have been her focus, them reconnecting is the sum of all fears.
Selena can do whatever she likes, though. Even if “what she likes” happens to be riding Justin Bieber into the sunset.
But, like we said, People reports that the two have been spotted riding bicycles together. That can be super romantic, if you like riding on structurally unstable accident-prone vehicles that don’t belong on sidewalks or roads and yet get ridden on both.
That doesn’t mean that they’re getting romantic. Not yet.
Though … when they do, what will Selena think of Justin Bieber’s ugly and innumerable tattoos?