I keep wanting to pull for Selena Gomez. I still like her but I’m keeping a very wide berth from her as she rides out this latest go-round with Justin Bieber. Maybe he’s changed like he’s said (for the umpteenth time, I might add) but I’m going to need a lot more proof of that before I sign off on the new, improved Bieber. It looks like I am not the only one. Mandy Teefey, Selena’s mom, is also skeptical. Apparently, there’s been a rift between Selena and her mom. We know that Selena did not bring Bieber to her Thanksgiving celebration out of respect for her family’s feelings. In December, Selena and Mandy unfollowed each other on Instagram. Shortly following that, Mandy voluntarily sought medical help because of stress, but said it was not solely because of a fight with Selena over Bieber. I’m guessing Selena’s fans have been bashing Mandy because she recently told Gossip Cop that she’s not like she’s being portrayed in the media, that Selena is an adult and free to live her life as she sees fit.
Mandy Teefey tells Gossip Cop her daughter Selena Gomez is an “adult” and “can make her own choices.” Gossip Cop spoke with the “13 Reasons Why” producer in the wake of a number of untrue stories about mother and daughter in the tabloids.
Teefey confirms that she did not speak with Bieber during Gomez’s medical ordeal. In fact, she maintains they haven’t talked, even via text, in “years.” She admits she is “not happy” with the on-and-off couple’s latest reunion, but acknowledges, “Selena can live her life however she wants as long as she is happy, safe and healthy.”
As for concerns that the renewed relationship with Bieber could affect Gomez’s well-being, Teefey insists, “She is 25 years old and knows what is at stake with her health. I do not control her the way it has been portrayed.” Teefy further tells Gossip Cop point-blank, “Selena is an adult and can make her own choices.”
My initial reaction is to jump firmly on the Mandy Camp bandwagon. Mandy, who miscarried a daughter in 2011, just went through almost losing Selena to Lupus related complications. And Selena’s relationship with Bieber has always been problematic. However, People pointed out that Mandy and Selena have gone through periods of not speaking before. So, it’s possible that Mandy escalates arguments just as much as Selena. Mandy did admit that she and her husband stopped managing Selena because it was, “no longer fun for any of us,” due to the only time they saw Selena, “we talked business.” I get that Mandy might be a driven stage mom and maybe she sees Bieber as a blot on Selena’s career but I think Mandy ultimately kicks back into mom mode when it comes to Selena’s health – both physical and emotional. I don’t think there is a right side or a wrong side, it’s family stuff that has been around for some time. That said, just because your child is an adult doesn’t mean you don’t worry about their choices. Something happened between Bieber and Selena to make her whole family distrust him still. I don’t think that should be quickly forgotten.
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