Selena Gomez is seeing Justin Bieber again. While the rest of us are content to whisper “I wish you made better choices but I love you” at our screens as we like her Instagram photos, her mom is not taking it well.
In fact, Selena’s mom got so upset that she had to be hospitalized. But recently, there had been signs that things were improving.
Now, though, this mother-daughter feud is worse than ever. And we know why.
Recently, we saw signs that perhaps Selena had settled her feud with mom Mandy Teefey.
So, after Justin saw that Selena had gotten a kidney transplant, it apparently occurred to him how much he loved Selena. That it took her brush with death to make him realize that is … one of the most dumbass things I’ve ever heard.
Anyway, Justin called Selena’s mom and begged her to put him in touch with his ex. Mandy apparently didn’t see the harm. She must be regretting that right about now.
Whens he realized that Selena and Justin are in couples counseling together, it finally hit her that this Jelena reunion is for real. Like the rest of Selena’s family, she doesn’t like Justin and worries about his effect on Selena.
But when Selena posted this photo, many hoped that this was a sign that mother and daughter had patched things up.
Selena isn’t sitting on just any ol’ porch in this pic.
She’s sitting on the porch of her childhood home. Other people live there now, which must be weird on a few levels.
But the fact that Selena clearly had her childhood home in mind suggested to a lot of people that perhaps she had patched things up with her mom.
Sometimes, people who experience strong negative emotions just have tempers flare and it takes a few weeks or even a few months for the people involved to cool off.
Plus, family tends to push your buttons more than anything else. But, with rare exceptions (like abuse or other toxic family things), usually people end up setting aside their differences because of their family bond.
So, did Selena and Mandy mend their fences?
Maybe they had … but that’s definitely no longer the case, according to this report by RadarOnline.
Apparently, things were going better between Selena and her mom … up until New Year’s Eve.
Because, per this report, Mandy was very unhappy that Selena and Justin went to Mexico to ring in 2018 instead of Selena spending time with her family.
(Honestly, it’s weird to imagine that Selena would have welcomed 2018 with her family anyway; she has a whole gaggle of friends and she’s a young, beautiful celebrity)
And then things got worse.
RadarOnline‘s source reports that Selena and her mom “have been going back and forth with each other over Justin, and Selena doesn’t want to hear it anymore from her.”
And it was what Selena said in response that really made things worse.
“So after Mandy came for her once more, Selena hit below the belt with a nasty insult over her failed relationship with Selena’s father. That was the last straw.”
“Selena and Mandy are not on talking terms right now.”
Yeah, we’d think the f–k not.
Adult kids really know what to say to go right for the jugular. Most of us don’t, though.
(I could watch a train wreck or surgery or whatever, but seeing my mom cry kills me)
But it’s been reported before that when Selena and her mom argue, it’s no-holds-barred and they both blow up at each other … and eventually reconnect.
That sounds … perilous. You never know when something will be, you know, too much. They could ruin things permanently.
Let’s hope that Justin Bieber, of all things, is not something that causes irreparable damage to Selena’s relationship with her mom.
Sometimes, relationships can leave a family divided. Though the fact that Selena Gomez’s mom was hospitalized over her seeing Bieber again makes this family squabble an extreme case.
For a while now, Selena’s feud with her mother over her rekindled romance with Justin Bieber has kept the two at odds.
But fans think that Selena’s new Instagram post means that the two have made nice. Have they? If so … where does that leave Bieber?
So, a quick refresher.
Remember how Selena Gomez wasted some of the best years of her life … sorry, remember how Selena dated Justin Bieber off and on for years despite his alleged substance abuse issues and reported emotional issues and well-documented bad behavior?
A few years ago, they finally broke it off “for good” … until a few months ago.
See, Justin had seen the story about Selena’s life-saving kidney transplant. Lupus has been taking a brutal toll on her body, folks.
And apparent, it took seeing how bad his ex’s condition really was for the Biebs to realize how much le really cared about Selena.
He called her mom to beg for her number, just to talk. Well, one thing led to another.
Since their reunion, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have been in couples therapy. They have a lot of issues to work past if they’re going to stay a couple.
And it was that — learning that they’re in therapy together — that sent Selena’s mom, Mandy Teefey, over the edge. To the point where she was (voluntarily) hospitalized for a short time.
We don’t think that their reunion seemed real to her until she learned about the counseling. And then she had to have wondered if she’d doomed her own daughter to repeat past mistakes.
Selena and her mom have had other conflicts, including a pretty intense one several years ago, when Selena decided that she was an adult and didn’t need her mother to be her manager anymore.
But it looks like Bieber’s presence in Selena’s life has pushed her family to the breaking point. Until now. …
Selena posted this photo with the caption:
“The home I grew up in, from birth to 13…”
Apparently she doesn’t own the house, because she added:
“(no one was home when I knocked this time lol) I visit this place every chance I get.”
It says good things about your childhood when you go back, as a millionaire adult, to do anything other than purchase it and personally bulldoze it.
“In many ways it very well could have been better than my life today, but I’m grateful for a voice that can enable change today.”
Childhood, for those who enjoyed it, can be a simpler time with fewer stresses.
“Even when I don’t know how to do it well or actually want it. I love you Grand Prairie. Thank you.”
Technically, Selena doesn’t mention her mother in that.
But she’s still talking about her childhood home, while sitting on the little old porch.
She grew up with her mom, so what else could she be contemplating, one wonders, than the importance of her relationship with her mother?
Up until now, there have been indications that Selena Gomez wants to mend things with mom but not at the cost of Bieber.
Have her priorities changed?
Maybe … maybe not.
Just because two loving family members reconcile or are thinking about reconciling doesn’t mean that either of them have changed their minds.
It just means that they’ve decided — maybe — that their relationship and bond is more important than their topic of disagreement.
Really, if Mandy Teefey wants to see them break up, she should just wait for Justin to screw things up on his own.
Hopefully, if he does, and Selena sees that he’s not magically a different person just because he’s going to fancy celebrity church now, she’ll back out before she’s once again in too deep.
But Mandy Teefey must worry about the potential toll that dating Bieber could take on Selena’s mental and emotional well being. And her physical health, quite frankly. She still has Lupus, folks.
Go ahead and throw shade, haters.
Go ahead and have your doubts.
Selena Gomez is reportedly aware of them and doesn’t care about them.
The singer is no dummy. She’s well aware of what you’re probably thinking and/or saying when it comes to her decision to get back into bed with Justin Bieber.
This is the same douchebag that hurt her again and again over the years, right?
The same spoiled brat who never treated Selena in the way she deserved, right?
So why would yet another attempt at romance actually work this time for the artists?
It’s simple, Gomez has supposedly told those around her.
This time around, Selena swears, both she and her famous boyfriend have turned their lives over to a higher power.
“Selena swears that her relationship with Justin is different because they both have finally found God,” an insider recently explained to Radar Online.
This may sound like a bunch of malarkey to some people.
However, Bieber canceled a handful of tour dates last fall because he rededicated himself to church.
Multiple sources have spoken on record about how Justin is all about Jesus these days, even more so than before.
He and Selena have been attending church on the reg and even going to couples therapy as well. They do seem aware that this really is it for them.
If they can’t make their relationship work now, they never will.
Moreover, Gomez underwent a kidney transplant last year. It makes sense that she may have become more religious as a result.
Selena and Justin aren’t really hiding their romance, either.
They both went to Cabo over New Year’s and they attended a private pilates session yesterday.
A source tells E! News that the high-profile duo took a private class with the owner of the studio, adding that Selena was thrilled Bieber chose to take the class with her and that the stars had a “blast” there.
Paparazzi cameras snapped pictures of the pair leaving the studio in Los Angeles.
Still, the romance isn’t sitting well with those close to Selena.
You can’t really blame them for not trusting Bieber, can you?
There’s tension between Selena and her mother, the latter of whom reportedly suffered a breakdown over the news that her child was back to banging Bieber.
That may seem extreme and is certainly unfortunate, but at least Justin seems aware of how awkward everything is right now.
“Justin has been trying really hard to prove Selena’s mom that he will not hurt her again,” a friend told Radar, adding:
“Selena’s entire family is very weary.”
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Selena’s mom, Mandy Teefey, doesn’t love that she’s back with her ex. To the point where Mandy had a breakdown and went to the hospital because she couldn’t deal with it.
However, we’re hearing a claim that there’s more to Selena’s tensions with her mom than the Biebs.
And apparently, it’s a beef that goes back for years.
Selena’s mom, Mandy Teefey, was distressed — to the point where she required hospitalization — when she learned that Selena and Justin are in couples therapy.
This isn’t one of those Scientology things where Mandy’s just super anti-therapy or whatever.
No, what had Mandy so bent out of shape was the haunting, ugly realization that Selena’s little reunion with Justin wasn’t just a temporary thing.
Selena seems to be serious about resuming her relationship with the Biebs.
And quite frankly, that’s every mother’s nightmare.
No, this isn’t just about the fact that Justin Bieber isn’t hot anymore.
This is a bit more serious.
The reason that Selena Gomez’s whole family hates Justin is because they had front-row seats to the damage that her relationship with him did to mental health and her emotional well-being.
Now they’re watching her fight Lupus and are worried that she’ll soon be fighting on two fronts as Justin’s personal issues and bad behavior once again take their toll on the talented singer.
Besides, he wasted years of her youth before she got Lupus. Even if his behavior is totally different now, that’s not something that a mother could forgive easily.
If at all.
However, E! reports that there’s more putting a strain on Selena’s relationship with her mom than just her choice in penises.
“Selena has always said that the one person that means the most to her is her mom, Mandy.”
However, this source says that not everything’s perfect in their dynamic.
“But still, they’ve had a really complicated relationship and have gone through a lot of ups and downs.”
Everybody has their ups and downs — even if you have a great relationship with your mom.
But apparently, for Selena, the low points could be really, really low.
There was apparently an “entire year” during which Selena and Mandy didn’t speak, after Selena dropped Mandy as her manager back in 2014.
“It caused a huge rift in their relationship. Mandy wouldn’t even let Selena talk to her sister for a long time.”
That sounds awful.
“Mandy and Selena’s stepdad really did everything they could for Selena.”
That stepdad being Brian Teefey. Though, to be fair, that’s your obligation as parents. You don’t get a prize for that.
“So when she fired her it took a toll on Mandy emotionally and professionally.”
“Mandy lost her clout as a manager after Selena left. It caused a major rift in their relationship but they eventually reconnected.”
Honestly? We’re totally Team Mandy when it comes to the resurrection of Jelena.
(We do think that she’s going about it the wrong way. Just say a few words, then outwardly accept it, suffer in silence, and then offer her a shoulder to cry on when she realizes her mistake)
But, based on this, it sounds like Selena was in the right back in 2014. She was, what, 22?
That’s old enough to have a manager that’s not your mom. It sounds like Mandy may have just taken that the wrong way.