Some liked when Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez dated. Others didn’t care for the relationship, for one reason or another, and were thrilled when Jelena was no more.
Those folks might be disappointed to learn that Justin and Selena are talking and planning to reunite.
Both stars have written songs about each other and their past relationship.
Only recently have we had what’s basically confirmation that Justin’s problems are worse than most people ever let on.
He wasn’t just behaving poorly — Justin Bieber’s issues were life-or-death back in 2014.
Honestly, Selena put up with Justin’s bad behavior and alleged substance-abuse issues for way, way too long.
Yet some people, we’re sure, would blame her for Justin’s struggles after their breakup, as if she had some duty to keep dating him to keep him stable.
She had no such duty — and her presence didn’t have some magical curative properties that kept Justin from making dumb decisions.
And now Justin’s looking her up.
What prompted this push for a reunion was, obviously, Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant.
Selena Gomez is 25 and her battle with Lupus is already costing her some vital organs. No one wants to talk about this, but … though Lupus is no longer the automatic death sentence that it once was, Selena could be fighting a losing battle.
We’re betting that Justin realized this, too.
It’s a sign of how distant Justin and Selena have grown that the Biebs opted to reconnect … by calling Selena’s mom.
According to InTouch Weekly’s source, Justin made the call “to find out what was going on and apologize for the way he treated Selena when they were dating.”
Apparently, it worked, because Justin eventually made it past the mom and got to talk to Selena.
“They’ve been talking and making plans to meet up.”
“Selena believes that she and Justin are adults now and wants to open a new, healthy chapter with him.”
Well, they’re definitely both adults.
And it’s good for exes to be friends. Though that doesn’t always work out.
Justin Bieber is hot stuff, but that relationship was, we think, more than a little toxic for Selena.
Which is why it was wise for Selena to cut off contact with Bieber so that she could manage her own health and career without also worrying about him.
They’re both exceptionally beautiful, talented singers.
Admittedly, Selena’s music is better, but it’s not fair to compare anyone to Selena. She’s taken music to new heights.
Despite their shared history, their mutual hotness, and even their desire to reconnect — we somehow doubt that their reunion is going to result in a rekindled Jelena.
For one thing … Selena isn’t exactly single.
In fact, Selena Gomez treasures her relationship with The Weeknd. We get the impression that it’s way less codependent than what she had with the Biebs back in the day.
The Weeknd seems to be secure in who he is and that gives the two of them a lot of relationship security, since The Weeknd isn’t constantly plagued with existential crisis and self-destructive spirals.
Selana and Justin are most likely, if anything, going to develop a platonic friendship.
So if Justin’s looking to get some action, he might need to keep creeping on the pics of hot reality stars.