Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber are on another break, but it’s not because of her mom

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber got back together at some point last fall. She was done with The Weeknd, and then she was back with Justin Bieber. Some of us thought there was even some overlap between the end of her relationship with The Weeknd and the start of a renewed relationship with Biebz. Selena and Bieber have been on and off so many times, I truly stopped paying attention at some point, but I didn’t think this new “back together” would last very long. Guess what? It didn’t last very long. Last week, sources told E! News that Selena and Justin were “taking some time apart” and “giving each other some space” and yet “talking all the time.” The sources stressed that they were not “over” but they just needed time away from each other.

Well, sources are still whispering. A source told Page Six this week: “They’re supposedly taking a break. She has trust issues. He has trust issues. There’s a lot going on there. They do this all the time. They get into arguments. They’re not talking. It’s hard to keep up with those two!” And right now, People Magazine has an exclusive on their sort-of breakup, including the fact that Selena’s mom is NOT a fan.

Selena Gomez‘s mom Mandy Teefey has been clear she doesn’t approve of her daughter getting back together with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, but that’s not why the duo are taking a breather.

“They’re not on a break because of her relationship with her mom. They have their own issues and are always on and off,” says a source about the couple, who first dated in 2010. “She wouldn’t base her relationship off of what her mom thinks.”

In an interview earlier this year, Teefey admitted she was “not happy” about the rekindled romance, but added that “Selena can live her life however she wants as long as she is happy, safe and healthy.”

Though the “Sorry” singer wasn’t photographed spending his 24th birthday on March 1 (he stepped out for a go-kart excursion followed by dinner at Mastro’s) with Gomez, the source says the couple — who never officially defined their relationship since reuniting in the fall — celebrated together earlier in the day.

“They’ve been having disagreements, but it wouldn’t be surprising if they’re back together in a week,” adds the source.

In late December, an insider told PEOPLE exclusively the “Wolves” singer and her mom Mandy Teefey were estranged, but that it wasn’t just because of Bieber. “Mandy and Selena have had their ups and downs before. This isn’t the first time,” said the insider. Gomez, 25, and Teefey are still working on their relationship and are now back in contact. “They didn’t talk for a while. They’re not hanging out together, but they’ve been communicating,” says the source.

Last Wednesday, the stars were spotted attending the same church service separately. Gomez appeared to be in high spirits as she hugged a pal goodbye.

“They weren’t getting along and decided to take a break,” a Bieber pal previously told PEOPLE. “It doesn’t seem like a big deal and they will probably be fine soon again.”

[From People]

I’ve always thought Selena’s parents pushed her into stardom too quickly and failed to protect her adequately when she was just a teenager. That being said, her mom has every right to be upset about her daughter reuniting with the guy who brought nothing but drama for years. This very much is a “Celebrities: They’re Just Like Us” moment though – we all have friends who never moved past the teenage-level of relationship drama. We all know women who get back with their douchebag ex and claim that “he’s changed now.” And then three months later, this is the drama that unfolds. Rinse and repeat.

Also, here’s a good conspiracy: isn’t it interesting that Selena and Justin decided to go on a break right around the same time Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston announced their split? The evidence that the two breakups are connected is this: Justin Theroux tagged Selena in an Instagram a few weeks ago, the one he made about shelters in Texas. Apparently, Theroux and Selena know each other & joke about… dogs. Huh.

Justin Bieber arrives for his weekly Wednesday Ice Hockey after Church

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  1. Frome says:

    Re Theroux tagging Selena, shes friends with Jennifer Aniston. I’ve heard Selena mention it a few times and I know I’ve seen pics of them together at different events in cute mummy/daughter hug poses.

    • K-Peace says:

      I think that Justin and Selena know each other through Petra Collins (Justin’s good friend and rumored side piece/new girlfriend). Petra directed one of Selena’s music videos and I believe they are good friends.

      • Frome says:

        Selena has unfollowed Petra on IG. She is Team Jen. Also she said she met Aniston at an awards show or something while they were waiting for their cars. DM also confirming that she has known Jennifer a lot longer than she has known Petra. If anything the introductions were probably the other way around. Jen introduces Justin who recommends Petra for a video shoot.

  2. Bridget says:

    I don’t know that I would say she was pushed into stardom too quickly by her parents so much as they completely underestimated what it meant to be a part of the Disney machine. Selena has always been a product – her acting and singing aren’t projects that she chooses because she loves them and is expressing her artform (dear lord her singing) so much as business decisions. That’s a lot to get caught up in as a teenager and young adult, especially with the power of the Mouse House behind her. Even now, Selena puts up a good front and says the right things, but through the cracks in the facade we can see a person who is NOT in a good place.

    • Bucketbot says:

      Yes at the time she had the mouse behind her it was all fine, kids in showbiz can get by with all sorts of things as long as they are publicly seen as good. But her adult life couldn’t continue like that. Many people have commented that she can’t really sing or act and that she is massively overrated. All true. Those things can weigh one down, especially if she is acutely aware of her shortcomings. And i think she is aware especially in contrast to her disney peers, none of whom she is friends with anymore i believe. Except maybe Demi Lovato?? Idk. Her adult life also feels very orchestrated which can be too much. I sympatise in a way.

      Some have a problem with her babyface too, which is ridiculous to me. She can’t do anything about that. Like Tiffany thessein.

  3. OriginalLala says:

    i knew a couple like this – on and off again for over a decade, cheated on each other, dated other people while they were apart but were basically using them until they got back together. So unhealthy. So effed up.

    • mela says:

      Yeah selena and justin need to get to a point where they stay committed and ride out these tough spots in a relationship. It isn’t healthy to always break up over every little fight and then go bang someone else. When you inevitably get back together (because you know they will), whoever they screwed on the “break” is going to further damage their relationship..

  4. Loo says:

    I laughed when people claimed that Selena and Justin aren’t a real couple. I believe they are the realist couple in Hollywood. They are supremely messy young adults who just can’t quit each other because they are each other’s first love. This ongoing soap opera hurts both of their careers, I doubt anybody would advise they do this for publicity. Don’t mind me, I’m just preemptively shutting down the nonsense conspiracy theories.

  5. JA says:

    Gotta love that this couple are big “church” goers along with attention seeking Kartrashians! Nothing screams wholesome like attending service…gross

    • ElleC says:

      I don’t judge people for semi-regular church attendance, I judge for the one off pap strolls when they’re revamping their image… but I think you’re right that there’s a type of shallow church goer Justin embodies that usually comes with girlfriend drama and hooliganism. Or maybe he’s really messed up and is legitimately trying to work his stuff out. Who can say?

  6. Nicole Savannah, GA says:

    Well, Selena does call that chick Petra that Justin is said to be banging her ‘best friend’.

  7. Pandy says:

    The only thing interesting about Selena Gomez is that she might be angling for a different Justin. Other than that … yawnville.

  8. Ash says:

    Ou, I think we all saw this coming. I read that she got jealous about Justin speaking to Hailey Baldwin, as well as liking some girls Instagram photos. Basically, the same thing that happened the first time around. Selena should take a break from trying to play the fame game. She seems perpetually stressed out.