Justin Bieber: I Knew I Loved Selena Gomez When She Almost Died!

Jelena, in one form or another, is back. For better or for worse.

As you can imagine, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s romantic bike rides didn’t just start up overnight.

Reportedly, Justin has been trying to worm his way back into Selena’s life ever since news broke of her kidney transplant. That news awoke something within him. …

Though this Bieber development might make you think that this was the other way around, The Weeknd broke up with Selena Gomez.

He reportedly ended things by phone after their relationship began to fizzle out, he believed, over the summer.

We don’t think that it’s an unfair interpretation of that to say that The Weeknd wasn’t so excited about their relationship when Selena Gomez got her kidney transplant and was on bedrest for a couple of months to recover.

It’s not like they were married, but … does it rub anyone else the wrong way that The Weeknd was apparently fine with their relationship up until Selena’s illness became inconvenient?

(To be fair, it’s been reported that another factor was their conflicting work schedules, but … still)

One way or the other, though, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have reunited, after Justin managed to arrange a meet-up after calling Selena’s mom.

Even though Selena Gomez’s family can’t stand Bieber or the horse he rode in on, Selena’s mom apparently wanted to leave the choice up to Selena.

And … now we’re where we are today.

But there’s more to this story than we thought.

It was just under a month ago when we told you that Justin and Selena might get back together, if as friends.

But TMZ reports that Justin has been trying to reconnect with Selena for quite a while.

Justin didn’t just have to convince her mom that he and Selena should talk again.

He had to convince Selena, too.

That took some doing.

Not only does Selena’s family consider him “vile” and blame him for a serious bout of depression that she suffered, but Selena and Justin were estranged for a long time.

Remember when Justin Bieber was dating Sofia Richie?

Well, Justin’s fans gave him a hard time about posting so much about the relationship. (There were other issues, including Sofia’s age at the time)

Justin fired back angrily, because he was, at the time, kind of an out-of-control douchebag.

Selena Gomez spoke up to defend Justin’s fans, because celebs shouldn’t really lash out at their fans — for business reasons, and because it’s a dickish thing to do.

After that, well … they just didn’t speak. It was better that way.

What prompted Justin’s change of heart?

TMZ reports that it was Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant.

If you’re thinking “yeah, obviously,” there’s more to it than we’d all first realized.

This wasn’t just a scenario of Justin reconnecting with his ex to see how she’s doing, though that was also part of it.

When Justin learned of Selena’s transplant, sources close to him describe that he had something of an epiphany about Selena and how much she means to him.

It absolutely should not have taken Selena nearly dying (kidney failure due to Lupus and then major surgery is, let’s be clear, a near-death experience or two) for Justin to realize Selena’s value.

She’s beautiful, she’s kind, and she’s one of the greatest musical talents in the history of humankind.

Selena already gave Justin some of the best years of her youth, but now he’s coming back for more.

Maybe Justin will make her happy, though. Even if he is now sporting super ugly body tattoos.

By the way, some rumors have been floating around that there’s some sort of Jelena music collaboration in the works. TMZ says that they haven’t heard anything verifiable about that.


Justin Bieber: I WILL Make Selena Gomez Trust Me Again!

Back in 2015, a single question blared from the speakers of every sorority party and nightclub with dollar Fireball shots on Tuesdays–and now it’s finally been answered.

As it turns out, ut was not too late for Justin Bieber to say sorry.

Yes, as you may have heard, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back together.

As in dating. Again.

If you’re still stuck in the denial stage, it may be time to drink yourself into anger mode, because this sh-t is really happening.

The hints at reconciliation started last week when Justin and Selena were spotted at church together.

Shortly thereafter, Selena broke up with The Weeknd, and Jelena ‘shippers squealed with delight.

Of course, there were still quite a few roadblocks standing between the reunited couple and what they probably lamely think of as their destiny.

For one thing, Selena’s family reportedly hates Justin, and with very good reason.

After all, the guy ran roughshod over her emotions for years, and members of her inner circle attribute Selena’s breakdown primarily to stress related to Justin.

“Justin is aware Selena’s family is not thrilled they are hanging out. They think he caused Selena a lot of grief,” a Bieber friend tells People.

“Justin hopes he can prove to them that he has changed.”

The source adds:

“He has changed a lot in the past few months. He is a very different person,” adds the pal. “They have a lot to talk about and are having fun catching up.”

Apparently, despite past turbulence, Selena never gave up on the idea of getting back together with Justin:

“Since things ended with Justin for good, any other guys that Selena dated were placeholders,” a source tells Us Weekly.

“All the other guys were just flings. Justin always had her heart and attention. He was always her soulmate and her one true love.”

As for the Biebs, well, it seems that like the ultra-sensitive bro his fans always imagined he was, Justin has been carrying a torch for Selena ever since their latest breakup.

“Justin really wants to get back with Selena,” the insider tells Us.

“He has been texting her nonstop and hangs out with her whenever he can.”

So he was blowing her up while she was still with The Weeknd?

We can imagine how those conversations went:

JUSTIN: Damn, girl, he left you alone again? What’s his problem?

SELENA: Well, making good music that people want to listen to after puberty is time-consuming.

JUSTIN: Damn, girl, you cold.


Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Ride Bikes, Likely Each Other

Even though Selena Gomez didn’t ditch The Weeknd for Justin Bieber, the fact that they’re suddenly reconnecting like this just after a breakup doesn’t seem like a coincidence.

Now, it’s clear that they’re doing more than just talking.

They’re going on bike rides — just the two of them.

Yes, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are rekindling things.

Maybe their friendship, maybe something … worse. Or better, if you’re a big Jelena shipper.

See, Selena and Justin were estranged for a while.

Justin Bieber’s behavior was, for years, alarming.

He’d get frighteningly angry over having his picture taken. He kept getting into legal trouble over things like racing, speeding, and vandalism. The Biebs even got a DUI back in 2014.

Some would say that maybe there’s just something wrong with him. Others would say that he didn’t get a chance to grow up normally, and that it left him emotionally stunted.

Armchair psychology aside, something wasn’t right.

In fact, Justin’s long-time manager Scooter Braun says as much. He’s spoken about what bad shape Justin was in, to the point where — just a couple of years ago — the Biebs could have died.

Which, you know, sounds like a serious substance abuse issue. That, the DUI, and some of Selena’s song lyrics strongly suggest that Justin Bieber was out of control and spiraling hard.

In “Sober,” Selena sang:

“You don’t know how to love me when you’re sober/When the bottle’s done you pull me closer/You’re saying all the things that you’re supposed to”

It was a song that many fans interpreted as being about her relationship with Justin Bieber … and Justin’s relationship with alcohol.

Still, their period of estrangement didn’t begin until Selena Gomez defended Justin Bieber’s fans after the Biebs faced backlash for making his relationship with Sofia Richie as public as it was.

(Yeah, remember that? That takes you back. Clearly, Kourtney Kardashian and Sofia Richie have similar taste)

Anyway, it was clear at that moment that Justin was lashing out at the ones who loved him most, so Selena took a break from him.

Not long after, we learned that Selena Gomez has Lupus, and she’s been fighting that battle instead of dealing with Justin’s nonsense.

So what’s changed?

Well, Selena Gomez got a kidney transplant and she and The Weeknd split.

Selena and The Weeknd had grown apart because of conflicting schedules, though apparently The Weeknd felt that the passion went out of their relationship over the summer … you know, when Selena underwent the transplant.

Justin Bieber reached out to Selena through her mother so that the two of them could reconnect.

And, well, it looks like he’s hoping that his infamous Bieber penis might reconnect with her, too.

Given that the two of them are enjoying bike rides, it may be that Justin Bieber and his newly aggressive fondness for Jesus have convinced Selena that he’s a changed man.

And he’s made it clear before that he misses her.

Some people don’t carea bout Jelena. Some people want them to get back together, bless their shipper hearts.

And, for some people who resent Justin Bieber for wasting some of the best years of Selena’s life as she spent them as his long-suffering girlfriend when her own careers in music and acting could have been her focus, them reconnecting is the sum of all fears.

Selena can do whatever she likes, though. Even if “what she likes” happens to be riding Justin Bieber into the sunset.

But, like we said, People reports that the two have been spotted riding bicycles together. That can be super romantic, if you like riding on structurally unstable accident-prone vehicles that don’t belong on sidewalks or roads and yet get ridden on both.

That doesn’t mean that they’re getting romantic. Not yet.

Though … when they do, what will Selena think of Justin Bieber’s ugly and innumerable tattoos?