Selena Gomez: On the Road to Recovery With Help From Justin Bieber

Last week, we learned that Selena Gomez had completed a stint in rehab.

It’s unclear exactly what prompted the singer to seek help, but she was reportedly in treatment for two weeks.

The move coincides with Selena’s reconcilation with Justin Bieber, and many fans assumed her mental state had deteriorated as a result of the relationship.

That doesn’t appear to be the case, however, as those who know the couple best claim that Justin has been a much-needed source of support and stability in recent weeks.

According to Page Six, Selena and Justin were spotted walking together in Laguna Beach, California over the weekend.

Their romantic stroll came just days after they were photographed enjoying an evening out together at the Sunset Tower Hotel.

While it may have seemed to be nothing more than a quiet night out to onlookers, the date actually had considerable significance for Selena:

“It was [one of] her first nights out in public since rehab. They were seated away from all the action outside by the pool for privacy,” a source tells Page Six.

“They seemed very sweet together, cozying up and canoodling. He was being very tender and attentive . . . a sweet, supportive boyfriend.”

So there you have it.

It seems hell has frozen over and Justin Bieber has turned a new leaf.

As you’ll likely, Justin was the worst boyfriend imaginable for much of his tumultuous relationship for Selena, but it sounds like he’s currently making up for lost time.

Last we heard, Selena’s family still hates Bieber, and it’ll likely be quite some time before he’s able to change their minds.

It’s one thing to convince your ex that you’re a changed man, but it’s quite another to convince her mother that things will be different this time.

But hey, if the rumors are true, and Justin and Selena are really in it for the long haul then he’ll have plenty of time to win over the Gomez clan.

And if he can’t … well, there are worse things than being hated by your in-laws.

In fact, that’s the subject of more than 90 percent of the world’s worst standup comedy.

We looked it up.


Jamie Lynn Spears: Grateful for Daughter’s “Miracle” Recovery, One Year Later

One year ago, Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter was injured in a horrifying ATV accident. Flipped upside down and trapped in the water, she was unable to breathe for a couple of minutes.

That accident landed her in the hospital. Many feared that she would either die or had received so much brain damage that the Maddie that her family knew would no longer exist. Instead, Maddie made a full recovery.

On the one year anniversary of that tragic accident that could have been so much worse, Jamie Lynn Spears is looking back and counting her blessings.

Posting this black-and-white throwback photo, Jamie Lynn Spears writes:

“1 year Miracle Anniversary…. THANK YALL for your prayers during that time, and THANK YOU GOD for my beautiful family.”

She follows that with some very prayerful emojis.

Even with Maddie’s full recovery, the terrible ATV accident and the hospital stay that followed have to have been the darkest, most frightening moments in the lives of her family.

Odds are that everyone is still processing what happened and feeling grateful for every day that passes.

Just a couple of months ago, Jamie Lynn Spears was reflecting on the accident. That’s no surprise.

It will weigh on her mind for years to come. Likely, for decades.

On February 5th of 2017, Maddie was riding a Polaris off-road vehicle during some sort of hunting trip.

(Jamie Watson is big on hunting for various fowl such a ducks, and is often accompanied by Maddie and the dogs)

Maddie was apparently driving an ATV, which is the sort of thing that would raise some eyebrows because many feel that she’s really young to be doing that, even on private property.

It was, perhaps, because of Maddie’s youth — or perhaps it was a situation that could have happened to anyone — that the vehicle flipped over in the water.

That alone is already dangerous. To make matters worse, people were initially unable to free Maddie from the vehicle.\

As a result, she was underwater for minutes.

Maddie was airlifted from Kentwood, Louisiana to a hospital where her condition was reported as being “extremely serious.”

Fans of the Spears family watched the news with horror and those of the praying sort got to praying for Maddie to beat the odds.

And Maddie did.

She’s totally okay. She went to school for Valentine’s Day.

Normally, human brain can only survive for a few minutes until oxygen deprivation begins to take its toll.

Some believe that Maddie’s recovery was a miracle. Her mother certainly refers to it as such.

Others point out that being submerged in water — particularly cold water, as it surely would be in February — is something that a child stands a better chance of surviving than an adult.

(We could get into the science of why cold water is “safer” even though it can also be deadly, but there have been children fished out of icy water who make amazing recoveries)

Maddie’s recovery is joyous news for the entire Spears family.

But not the only good news on the horizon. Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant with her second child, which means that Maddie is going to be a big sister!

If you’ll recall, Jamie Lynn’s first pregnancy was controversial. She was 16 years old at the time, and the star of Zoey 101 on Nickelodeon, a TV series by Dan Schneider who also created shows like iCarly and Victorious.

We hope that Maddie and her growing family remain safe and healthy.