Selena Gomez is keeping herself busy — on the heels of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber’s engagement announcement — by throwing herself back into acting, and she’s not doing it alone. Gomez was seen Thursday on the set of the zombie-com “The Dead…
Selena Gomez is rumored to be dating her friend’s 18-year-old brother, a guy named Caleb Stevens. She’s known him for years.
While some might assume that this is retaliation for Justin Bieber’s engagement to Hailey Baldwin, a report says that it’s the exact opposite.
It’s claimed that Justin proposed to Hailey because he was freaking out about Selena’s new romance. If that’s true … poor Hailey.
RadarOnline reports that Justin’s engagement to Hailey was, at least in part, revenge against Selena Gomez for her new fling with … Caleb Stevens.
So, a quick explainer: Raquelle Stevens is a lovely Instagram star whose primary claim to fame is arguably that she’s friends with Selena Gomez.
That’s a tall order on its own, honestly. A lot of hardcore Selenators follow Raquelle for that alone — and, of course, to catch Selena in her Instagram stories.
Raquelle has a brother, Caleb Stevens. And, according to RadarOnline, he and Selena have been hooking up for nearly a month.
And their sources report that, when Justin discovered this, he did not take it well — and it led directly to his proposal to Hailey Baldwin.
“Justin found out about Caleb in mid-June,” the insider says. “And he confronted Selena about it.”
That sounds almost unimaginably awkward.
“But Selena denied that anything was going on,” the source explains. “Because she didn’t want him to freak out.”
Justin has had a somewhat volatile history, and it makes sense that Selena would be concerned about his well-being even after their breakup.
“Needless to say,” the insider dishes. “After finding out from one of Raquelle’s friends that Selena and Caleb were hooking up, he freaked out and went absolutely ballistic.”
Yikes. That’s not a healthy response. But then, Justin believed that being with Selena was God’s plan.
So it sounds like Justin’s proposal to Hailey was less of an action and more of a reaction.
The insider declares: “Selena’s friends all know that the only reason he got engaged to her was to get back at Selena!”
If this is true, it is wildly unfair to Hailey Baldwin. She deserves the world, not to be some sort of twisted consolation prize.
Though Selena apparently tunes out a lot of entertainment news, she did hear whispers that people think that she’s dating Caleb to get revenge.
The source explains Selena’s attitude: “She thinks it’s hilarious that everyone assumes she is dating Caleb to get back at Justin when it is the other way around.”
Caleb has been spotted on set with Selena. Some suggest that they’re either dating or she just needed a younger male assistant and chose her friend’s brother for a weird summer internship.
“Selena has known Caleb for years,” the insider explains.
Elaborating, the source says: “He is not some random dude that came out of nowhere.”
In other words, this was not some rebound of Selena’s. This is not sounding like a meaningless fling.
“He has been a part of her life for a long time,” the insider concludes. “And this is why Justin was so bothered by it.”
“Justin knows that Caleb actually means something to Selena,” the source says. “And that is what makes him so angry”
We’re sorry that the Biebs allegedly feels that way, but even sorrier if he somehow channeled that anger into making a major life decision — for him and for Hailey.
Hailey is beautiful and sweet and she deserves to be happy. We certainly hope that Justin proposed to her for the right reasons.
But … if this was motivated by revenge or a desire to one-up Selena, that would explain why he popped the question after only a few weeks of dating.
Or, you know, it could be like what Ariana Grande says: “Love is lit.”
For now, it’s not yet officially confirmed that Selena is even dating Caleb. Let’s avoid jumping to too many conclusions.
But let’s remember that Justin is the last person with the right to be mad about Selena’s romantic choices.
According to a bombshell new report and analysis, Selena Gomez is burying her Justin Bieber-related sorrow in alcohol these days.
And it may literally kill her.
Bieber, of course, stunned the free world over the weekend when he proposed to Hailey Baldwin.
The singer popped this major question to the model on Saturday Night in Las Vegas, despite only having dated her for a few months in 2016 and then again for a month or so this summer.
No matter, though, Bieber and Baldwin are engaged and fans around the globe are trying to come to grips with this reality.
They’re also wondering about Gomez.
How is she responding to this development with her (many times over) ex-boyfriend?
Is she truly angry, as one source claimed on Monday?
Or does she not care one bit, as another source claimed, because she grew sick and tired of Bieber’s lies and manipulations a long time ago, long before this news broke?
Hollywood Life wrote earlier in the week that Gomez was spotted at a bar in the Four Seasons hotel in New York City, throwing back shots.
So what, you’re probably asking.
She’s 25 years old and this wouldn’t be an abnormal reaction for anyone to have after a serious former lover gets engaged.
But here’s the thing: Selena Gomez has Lupus. It grew so serious last year that she had to get a kidney transplant.
As a result, alcohol can have an effect on the artist that it would not have on someone who does NOT have Lupus.
What kind of effect? A dangerous one.
Radar Online interviewed a rheumatologist named Dr. Robert Fafalak who spoke freely, for some reason, about someone he has never met and who he has never treated.
He risked his professional reputation to explain to this celebrity gossip site just what trouble Selena could be in if she continues this alleged habit.
“The fact that she’s taking what sounds like a very high amount of alcohol can definitely become threatening to not only making her lupus worse but therefore potentially threatening her life,” Fafalak said.
Good friend Francia Raisa donated a kidney to Gomez last year; that’s how severe a case of Lupus Gomez suffers from.
The condition makes her extra tired at times and has resulted in her need to take a break from touring and sometimes from the music business in general.
“Selena is playing with fire now and if she is, in fact, drinking again she will need to get help quick before it spirals out of control and kills her,” an insider tells Radar.
Fans have also been concerned about Selena’s mental state.
She entered rehab in the past for depression and anxiety and no one would blame her here if she relapsed in some way, shape or form.
But Bieber isn’t worth all that.
All we can really hope now is that Gomez realizes this and also realizes that alcohol never cures any problem; often times, in fact, it makes things worse.
Over the weekend, Justin Bieber proposed to Hailey Baldwin.
Now, a source close to Selena says that not only is she unbothered by her many-times ex’s engagement, she’s genuinely amused.
Because he tried all of those same lines on Selena before moving on to Hailey, his runner-up.
A source close to Selena tells RadarOnline that Selena doubts Justin’s feelings for Hailey.
Because the Beibs apparently used “those exact same words” that he used on Hailey not so long ago, but he was directing them at Selena.
This is said to have gone down “just a few months ago.” Which is not a great look for Justin and Hailey at the start of their engagement.
“Selena literally laughed her ass off when she read his Instagram post,” the insider says. “Because he used some of those cheesy lines with her very recently.”
“Selena thinks that if Justin [were] really so in love with Hailey and ready to spend the rest of his life with her,” the source says. “He would not need to tell everyone on Instagram.”
That, at least, is debatable. The news had already broken, so Justin broke his silence to gush about his fiancee.
“Selena just feels bad for Hailey at this point,” the insider describes.
This sounds like genuine sympathy, rather than just shade.
“Because Hailey is a runner-up,” the source explains. “And she still said yes to him anyways.”
Selena and Justin were exes when, out of the blue, he started chatting her up, taking her on church dates, and suddenly they were back together.
Fast-forward a few months from their breakup, and he’s hanging out with Hailey again, taking Hailey to the same church dates, and just a few weeks later, asking her to become his wife.
“She had been chasing him for years,” the insider says of Hailey. “And she was a shoulder to cry on when things went bad with Selena.”
Hailey last dated the Biebs from 2015 to 2016. That also happened to be right on the heels of his relationship with Selena.
The source reveals: “Selena thinks that the two of them will be over before wedding preparations even begin!”
If you need on a refresher on exactly which words Selena thinks that Justin used on her and then on Selena, here is what Justin said on Instagram when he finally confirmed his engagement.
“Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!” Justin gushed. “So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY.”
One can’t help but wonder how many of these phrases he used on Selena.
“I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity,” Justin wrote. “letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make.”
That first bit, about leading the family, is weird. Whatever, he and Hailey go to the same church so maybe she’s okay with that kind of 1950s language.
“My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS,” the Biebs affirmed. “And I will ALWAYS put you first!”
“You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin,” Justin said, though one wonders if he tried the same line on Selena. “And I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!!”
He definitely meant to write complement, in case you think that he’s just saying that he and Hailey say nice things about each other.
Justin wrote that he “can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense!”
That seems like another line that he could have easily used on Selena. We don’t know for sure, though.
“‘He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!'” Justin quoted. “This is the year of favor!!!!”
It seemed to a lot of people that, when Jelena 2.0 (they dated way, way more times than twice) fizzled out, Justin just decided to try the exact same thing on another ex.
One might characterize Hailey as being the Biebs’ runner-up, though that would be unfair to Hailey.
Maybe Justin did use a lot of the same language when wooing both exes.
Of course, maybe that’s just how he talks.
But there’s a line between using familiar phrases and taking someone on the same dates and expressing the same feelings as if they were interchangeable.
We sincerely hope that Justin recognizes that Hailey is her own person.
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Justin Bieber is engaged to Hailey Baldwin.
And unlike the many, many other times that the media has claimed Justin is getting engaged, this time it’s the real deal.
Yes, Bieber and Baldwin have confirmed their engagement, which means the Summer of Wealthy Early-Twentysomethings Getting Engaged to People They’ve Only Been Dating For a Few Months is in full swing.
And it’s just as annoying as it sounds.
Naturally, fans have been wondering what Justin’s most famous ex, Selena Gomez, thinks of all this.
We’ve heard rumors that Selena is pissed about the engagement, which would certainly make sense.
Then again, there also been reports that Gomez is glad to be rid of Bieber for good and actually feels bad for Baldwin.
As is so often the case with this sort of thing, it seems that the truth is less interesting than the rumors.
According to People magazine — probably the most reliable outlet to report on Selena’s reaction — the singer simply couldn’t care less about the state of Justin’s love life.
“They haven’t spoken in months,” a source tells the publication.
“She hasn’t been talking about him since they ended things again earlier this year.”
Obviously, no one will know for sure what Selena makes of the situation unless she decides to speak out on the matter herself.
But this take sounds about right.
By most accounts, Selena wasn’t too broken up following her latest split with Justin, and she finally realized they just weren’t right for each other.
After the sixth or seventh breakup, you probably stop thinking of the other person as your one and only.
Besides, Selena’s career is going better than ever these days, and sources close to the singer says she’s the happiest she’s ever been.
She may have experienced a pang of sadness upon realizing the ex she dated longer than anyone else is getting married.
But we’re guessing it didn’t last long.
And if Selena ever doubts that she dodged a bullet, she need only look at a pic of the mustache Bieber is rocking these days.
That thing is truly unfortunate.
Over the weekend, Justin Bieber proposed to Hailey Baldwin. These two, who were exes until very recently, are now engaged.
But what does the Biebs’ most famous ex, Selena Gomez, think? She was dating him (again) just a few months ago.
Now, a source close to her is sharing exactly what she thinks about Justin and Hailey’s sudden engagement.
A source close to the beautiful and talented Selena Gomez reveals to Life & Style exactly what she thinks of Justin’s abrupt proposal.
The insider says that Selena “knows that he will come running back eventually.”
Well, he certainly has in the past. Again and again and again.
Selena is so confident, the source says, “because she has no doubt in her mind that the two of them will break up, as they did before.”
It’s hard to argue with that. Has enough changed for Justin and for Hailey to prevent history from repeating itself?
Just because Selena believes that Justin will come back to her doesn’t mean that she’s looking forward to it.
“This whole thing with Hailey is the exact reason why Selena doesn’t want him anymore,” the insider explains.
Justin has definitely changed. He might not have the alleged sobriety issues of his past, but he’s swapped that for 100 hours of tattoo work on his body.
Also, in his most recent photos, he kind of looks like somebody’s stepdad. Not a specific person, just the concept of a stepdad. It’s partially the facial hair.
But Selena has more issues than that, it seems.
“He can never be without a woman” the source explains about Selena’s frustrations. “And she does not believe any of his lies anymore.”
If you’re thinking good for you, Selena! You’re free! … well, you’re not alone.
Sources close to Selena’s family, and particularly to her mother, Mandy Teefey, say that the sentiment is a popular one.
“Her family feels that no one has ever gotten under her skin like Justin,” the insider dishes.
That is very difficult to dispute. Between her songs about him to how many times they’ve gotten together, he’s clearly left a lasting impact on her.
(Anyone else suddenly nostalgic for that time when Selena was still shading Justin about being short and they hadn’t so much as kissed? Good times)
“And,” the source continues. “Ultimately, he affected her in a deeply negative way.”
Sometimes, even the longest and most impactful relationships are toxic. And Selena is going through a lot with her ongoing battle with Lupus.
“Mandy really believes that Selena will be able to heal faster without him,” the insider concludes.
Fans were also quick to link news of Justin’s engagement to Hailey with thoughts of Selena.
“I can’t be the only one who thinks Justin Bieber only proposed to Hailey Baldwin to get Selena Gomez’s attention,” one fan tweeted.
That same Twitter user continued, writing: “I feel like he will always love Selena and everyone else is a rebound.”
Another person wrote: “Justin is engaged to Hailey Baldwin after a month of dating.”
They continued: “and people making it a big deal because Hailey was his rebound from Selena years ago.”
Some of those folks wonder if Hailey is once again Justin’s rebound.
Selena Gomez has her own life to live. She’s an actress and an extraordinary singer.
She and her life are not defined by Justin Bieber.
But the news of Justin and Hailey’s engagement came as relief to no shortage of Selenators who want to see Selena live her best life.
Jelena, they believe, can remain where it belongs in the ashes of history.
Here’s the reality … Selena Gomez will be asked A LOT about Justin Bieber’s engagement to Hailey Baldwin, but she’s all warmed up and ready to respond … with a cold shoulder. Photogs caught Bieber’s ex Monday evening in NYC, and a pap…
As you’ve likely heard by now, Justin Bieber is reportedly engaged to Hailey Baldwin.
Beliebers the world over were stunned by the news, but perhaps no one was more shocked than Justin’s most famous ex, Selena Gomez.
Justin and Selena just got back together for the 40 bajillionth time earlier this year, and many fans assumed that if Justin were to propose to anyone, it would be Gomez.
Sources close to the singer say Selena was utterly blindsided by the report that Justin and Hailey are planning to get hitched.
“Selena was totally shocked and stunned to hear it’s being reported that Justin proposed to Hailey,” one insider tells Hollywood Life.
“She honestly can’t believe it. Selena didn’t think they were even that serious, so the thought of them getting married is just mind-boggling to her.”
Like pretty much everyone who’s familiar with this situation, Selena is mystified as to what Justin was thinking when he popped the question to a woman he’s only been with for a few weeks.
“Selena can’t help feeling that Justin has some ulterior motive going on, like, he’s trying to make her jealous, or he’s proving a point to her that he really is grown up and ready for commitment,” our source added.
“She just can’t get her mind around it otherwise.”
Obviously, Selena is far from alone on that one.
A different source claims Selena blames her mother for her latest breakup with Justin.
“We could easily be talking about Justin and Selena being engaged right now, but the strain that her mom brought to that rekindled relationship basically was the last straw for them to be a forever couple,” the insider says.
“They tried and there was push-back from her family to him and he didn’t want to deal with that the rest of his life. So that is why he found love elsewhere.”
One insider says the quickie engagement has led Selena to question whether Justin’s declarations of love were ever sincere:
“If it is a serious proposal, and Justin is being totally genuine in wanting to marry Hailey, then Selena can’t help questioning what he really felt about her, and if her really did love her, because it was only a few months ago that he was declaring his undying love for her, and swearing he couldn’t live without her,” the source claims.
Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean Justin was lying to Selena.
We get the feeling this is a guy who falls in and out of love very easily.
Like, we wouldn’t be surprised if dude proposed to an Egg McMuffin this morning.
Have you heard the stunning news?
Multiple outlets have reported that the singer proposed to the model while the two were on vacation in the Bahamas and, of course, she said yes.
We know, right? EEEEK!!!
And also: WTH? Really?!?
Bieber and Baldwin carried on a fairly brief romance toward the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, with the latter even admitting at the time that the stars were very casual and not exclusive.
They were basically just banging.
But Justin and Hailey reportedly kept in close touch after they went their separate ways and then started touching each other’s private parts again just last month.
The Internet saw photos of Baldwin and Bieber kissing, yet this same Internet was still woefully unprepared for this earth-shattering, life-altering engagement news.
Seriously, did any of you see this coming?!?
Naturally, however, there’s only one person whose take is truly desired right about now.
What, pray tell, must Selena Gomez be thinking at the moment?
The artist dated Bieber off and on for many years, culminating in a reconciliation this past fall that many assumed would lead to the Jelena wedding for which we’ve all been waiting.
Alas, the rekindled romance barely got off the ground before it ended… by Selena’s hand, nearly all insiders have indicated.
Still, just because she pulled the plug on Bieber, this doesn’t mean she’s totally cool with him asking someone else to marry him.
On the same day Bieber proposed to Baldwin, Gomez was hanging out in New York City with friends and looking like this:
Close friend and assistant Theresa Mingus shared the above snapshot on her Instagram Stories Sunday, just after the Bieber-Baldwin engagement news went viral.
It’s unlikely that Selena was actually aware at the time of her ex-boyfriend’s proposal, but we’d still like to believe she simply smiled broadly and shook her head upon learning what transpired.
Last we heard, Gomez was absolutely fine with Bieber dating Baldwin, having moved very far on from the man who treated her so poorly over the years.
“Selena doesn’t care what Justin does with his love life anymore,” a source said three weeks ago, adding:
“In the end, Justin turned out to be exactly the same person he [always was], a selfish and immature kid who only cares about himself.”
This may be true, but his engagement must still sting for Selena.
And for all those fans who fantasized that she would end up with Bieber in the end.
It’s also important to remember that Gomez has checked into rehab on multiple occasions to deal with bouts of depression and anxiety.
This makes us a bit concerned over her emotional state right about now.
Let’s just hope the singer’s support system is strongly in place and let’s just hope the above quote is accurate.
She can do so much better than Bieber and she better know it.
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