Every relationship has its ups and downs, but when we’re talking about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez,that’s approximately seven years of roller-coaster emotions. The two sparked dating rumours in 2010 and captured the hearts of both their fan bases, resulting in the #Jelena hashtag. Since Bieber and Gomez are two of the most famous young stars of their time, their admirers range from supportive to downright obsessive.
Justin Bieber's manager reaches out to Selena's manager (her mom) to set up a time for the teen stars to meet. Justin and Selena hit it off and talk about possibly working on a project together.
Sure enough, on New Year’s Eve of that year, Justin serenaded Selena onstage in front of a huge audience in a truly swoon-worthy moment. But they continued to deny dating rumors throughout the next year.
After they meet for the first time, Selena and Justin become good friends, and Selena even describes him as her little brother!
At the 2010 MTV VMAs, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez shared a sweet hug on the red carpet. Justin was still sporting his long side bangs, and Selena looked adorable in a silver dress.
After rumors swirled that Selena and Justin were secretly dating, the duo finally went public with their love and made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, though they still won't confirm whether they are dating.
After months of speculation, Selena finally confirms that she and Justin are dating on The Ellen Show. Unfortunately, not all #Beliebers are thrilled about the news. But Selena stays strong. "It's hard," Selena admitted about the backlash from Justin's fans. "It hurts, it really does. I don't feel like I'm doing anything wrong. I've been best friends with him for a very long time. It does hurt my feelings a lot but I try not to focus on it. I have a strong family and great fans."
Justin was also talking about Selena that year; he told People that Selena is “a really great person” and that he thinks “she has the best smile in the world.”
At the Teen Choice Awards in August 2011, Justin and Selena shared a kiss right before he ran onstage to accept the award for Top New Artist. It was clear to see how proud Selena was of him, and how excited he was to share that moment with her.
Rumours that Gomez has dumped the Canadian pop star begin to surface, after a Bieber fan claimed she had sex with him backstage at a show in October 2010, and that he is the father of her 4-month-old child. However, it’s confirmed that the breakup rumours aren’t true.
They appear together at the AMA looking happier than ever.
Jelena deny engagement rumors, saying they're both too young to get married. "No, I'm too young. One day, I will get engaged, when I have found the right person in five or 10 years. It doesn't mean Selena is not the right person though! She's going to kill me if I say that!" Justin told Le Parisien.
After more than a year of puppy love, the two reportedly split for the first time as a result of their jam-packed schedules. Fans (and the internet) also begin to wonder whether there’s a relationship brewing between JB and Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin. Palvin last time im saying it. please calm down.there is nothing going on w him.i met him and did a pic w him. wouldnt u do the same?:) #friendship
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It was clear that the breakup was hard on them both, as Justin told radio host John Garabedianthat month, “I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what’s going on in my life.”
After months apart, Selena is asked about her relationship with Justin during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. When the late night host reveals he once made Bieber cry, Selena replies, "Well that makes two of us." Ouch.
Upset at reports of Justin's increasingly crazy behaviour, his ex-girlfriend flies from LA to Oslo, Norway, to apparently give their relationship one more go.
A source at the time said: “Selena’s been worried about Justin and all the trouble he seems to be getting into since they broke up.
"She still really cares about him and has seen how badly the split has affected him," she said. "He asked her to come and join him on his tour in Europe to see if they could give things another shot. It looks like they might be back on track."
Justin posts a pic of the couple cuddling, captioned "You've been makin music for too long babe come cuddle' - her." But he quickly deletes it, and it seems like their weekend reunion was a bust.
Selena greets Justin with a kiss on the cheek while backstage at the Billboard Music Awards. Taylor Swift makes a face.
Justin posts a picture with ex Selena on Instagram with the caption: "#heartbreaker." Is he talking about breaking his fans' hearts by getting back together with Selena? Or is that a reference to his new single?
The confusing couple are spotted together for the first time in months, having fun on segways near Justin's Californian pad.
The next day, he posts a snap showing them cuddling, with the words: "Love the way you look at me."
At the same time, Selena cancels a load of concerts and says she's the "happiest" she's been in a while.
It looks like Justin is trying to win Selena back yet again when he tweets an Instagram snap of the brunette beauty in a gold dress at the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party, with the comment: "Most elegant princess in the world."
While performing in Texas, he dedicates his song As Long As You Love Me to "my baby" as he looks towards Selena, who is standing in the wings.
The couple appear to be back on as Selena is pictured dropping in on Justin's recording studio in Miami and they're inseparable at the Coachella Festival, holding hands and slow dancing.
Biebs is linked to a series of models including Kendall Jenner, Yovanna Ventura, Chantel Jeffries and Adriana Lima. When a fan calls for Selena to win him back, she says: "Aw you think I care. He'd rather models."
It doesn't make sense but we get the idea.
Selena hits up Coachella with the Jenner sisters, but spends time with Justin before and after his surprise performance at the music fest. Soon after Coachella, Justin and Kendall are spotted hanging out in the studio and going to dinner without Selena, fueling rumors of a love triangle! After they unfollow each other on Twitter and Instagram, it's safe to say Selena and Justin are off again.
Just when we thought it was all over, Justin throws another Instagram spanner in the works. He posts a black and white snap showing him cuddling up to Selena with the words: "our love is unconditional".
After fans were up in arms, the 20-year-old quickly deleted the shot.
Further fuelling reunion rumours the couple post a selfie together on Instagram before going horse back riding in Los Angeles.
Appearing to give their relationship another shot, Justin and Selena are spotted together on holiday in the Caribbean.
Justin and Selena were together in Canada when they crashed an ATV into a minivan. It wasn’t until then that Justin actually admitted that they were dating again (!!!) when he gave an official police report of the incident.
Justin is spotted out to dinner with Kendall Jenner in Paris, without Selena, who also happened to be in town, fueling rumors the two were fighting. Later, Jelena attend the same party but Bieber spends the entire night with Kendall Jenner, while Selena keeps her distance. After a video of Selena and Justin fighting at the airport in Paris emerges, Selena send out a series of lonely tweets, hinting that the couple has broken up again.
And while it looks like she later deleted it, Selena also tweeted, "We have to learn the hard way sometimes," according to MTV News.
Selena releases "The Heart Wants What It Wants" and tells Ryan Seacrest it's about Justin. She says Justin has also seen the video for the song and that it was "really hard" for him. She also says that she will "support" Justin: "I think I always will. I'm upset when he's upset. I'm happy when he's happy. I don't want anything bad to ever happen to him. It hurts me. That's all."
Justin also responds with this Insta.
Selena performs "The Heart Wants What It Wants" at the American Music Awards and everyone — including Taylor Swift — is in tears.
Justin was spotted spending time with Kendall and Kylie Jenner's BFF Hailey Baldwin. After posting a number of Instagram shots together, Justin cleared the air with this Instagram shot, saying: "People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise."
Gomez dates Zedd briefly, after collaborating with him on their track "I Want You to Know". They never go public about their relationship at the time (though they tweet and Instagram about each other and were spotted hand-holding), but Gomez confirms they dated later, in June 2015. "I adore Anton [Zedd] a lot and I definitely had a thing with him, which was nice."
Bieber and Gomez attend the Met Gala separately. Gomez's friend Vanessa Hudgens later says she was helping keep Gomez away from Bieber. "We didn't really try to avoid him or anything. I mean, no one really wants to see your ex boyfriend..."
Bieber, while leaving the Met Gala, is caught on camera by TMZ. "Hey, Selena looked gorgeous at the Met Ball!" he tells them.
Gomez and Bieber are Snapchatted at dinner together with friends later that month, sparking reconciliation rumors.
Gomez makes her first appeal for people to get over her and Bieber.
"It's difficult for people to separate us," she tells The Sunday Times Style magazine. "The Internet wants to freeze this moment in time and constantly repeat it." Fans begin to link Justin to "Same Old Love."
She defends her actions during that relationship: "I didn't think I was doing anything bad by falling in love. There's such an emphasis on people being the perfect thing and then destroying them because it's good press. Throw in the fact that you're a teenager—it makes it more difficult."
Justin is brought up in nearly every interview Selena conducts for her new album Revival. She tells Elle's October 2015 issue: "I'll forever support him and love him in a way that ... We grew up together. I think people want it to be different ... We're too young for that. Nobody was married. There was no ... I respect him. And I think he respects me, in a healthy manner." She also says, "I don't know," when asked if she would ever get back together with Justin and confirms that yes, she had a "thing" with Zedd.
Selena also speaks about Justin to the New York Times without mentioning his name: "While people were writing that I was stupid for being in it, this is what I always saw in him. I'm like, duh!"
Meanwhile, Justin has a feature of his own with Complex: "He brings back the quote he Instagrammed in November 2014, right after they broke up: "Love is a choice."
I moved in with my girlfriend when I was 18. Started my own life with her. It was a marriage kind of thing. Living with a girl, it was just too much at that age. But we were so in love. Nothing else mattered. We were all about each other. But when it's like that and you get your value from that, people will always disappoint you. Your girl or your dude, they're always going to disappoint you. Your full identity can't be in that person. My identity was in her. Her identity was in me. When stuff would happen, I would lose my freakin' mind, and she would lose her mind, and we would fight so hard because we were so invested in each other. Love is a choice. Love is not a feeling. People have made it seem in movies that it's this fairy tale. That's not what love is. You're not gonna want to love your girl sometimes but you're gonna choose to love her. That's something in life that I had to figure out.
Full frontal nude snaps of Justin are published online. The images are taken while he's on a break to Bora Bora with British model Jayde Pearce.
Later that same month a surprise collaboration between Selena and Justin is leaked online. The single - Strong- was released on Drake's OVO Sound Radio weekend, with rumours it's an ode to their own rocky relationship.
Selena later hints it was Justin who ended their relationship, claiming in an interview with Refinery 29: "Of course I got my heart broken. Of course I was p***ed about it."
His fourth album, Purpose, drops November 13, and his feelings about Selena are all over the album. He admits to Ellen DeGeneres that three of his new songs ("Mark My Words," "What Do You Mean," and "Sorry") are about Selena, and we bet a few more are inspired by her, too. He breaks hearts everywhere when he announces he'll never stop loving Selena, then hints at cheating on her in the past, and said he could envision them getting back together one day. He also says he isn't ready to listen to Selena's album just yet, since he knows he "had a lot of play" in it. Meanwhile, Selena goes out on a date with Gigi Hadid's friend Samuel Krost.
The same month Justin is spotted out with Kourtney Kardashian, with insiders claiming the duo had been secretly hooking-up for FOUR months. “Justin and Kourtney have been hooking up since late August, early September,” a source told Us Weekly.
While another source added to People magazine: "It's been a deep flirtation for months. He's obviously close to the family, and Kris is obsessed with him."
Justin serenades Selena with "Sorry" and a cover of "My Girl" at a hotel in Los Angeles! It's the first time they're spotted together in public in months. That same night, they walk down the street together looking sort of like a couple — and thanks to a sneaky paparazzi, we even get a grainy video of them slow-dancing (and maybe even kissing!). Two days later, they reportedly ask to sit together at the AMAs, but their request is denied. They both give incredible performances. Justin throws an after-party, which Selena attends. While they probably hang out at the party, Justin leaves with Halsey and Selena leaves with Hailee Steinfeld.
Bieber shares another throwback photo of him and Selena. And then another one captioned: "Just a throwback calm down."
And then another one captioned: "Just a throwback calm down."
The singer spends New Year on holiday with Hailey Baldwin in St Barths. The couple are spotted kissing up a storm at a New Year's Eve party and flood social media with PDA filled pictures.
Baldwin and Bieber are reported to have ended their romance and are just close friends. Bieber kicks off his Purpose world tour—and, in the hopes of convincing Gomez to come watch one of his Los Angeles shows, he posts another throwback of them. It becomes Instagram's most liked photo ever.
Gomez likes it then. She responds to his caption "Feels" with "Perfect."
Three days later, Gomez attends Bieber's Purpose tour.
Throughout the spring, there was speculation of a Jelena collab, and more “are they back together?!” questions, but all of that got shot down when Selena literally destroyed a fan’s “Marry Justin” sign at one of her concerts.
Justin posts a bunch of photos of him with his new ladyfriend, Sofia Richie, on Instagram. After his fans start trolling Sofia, Biebs changes the caption on one of the snaps to: "I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like."
Selena comments on the picture with: "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol -" she wrote. "It should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love and supported you before any one ever did."
Biebs wasn't crazy about Selena's comments, so replies to her saying: "It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love. I'm not one for receiving any kind of hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and eachother. And yes I love my beliebers."
Selena then replies saying: "Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are the ones pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive. No wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love."
Biebs has the final say by replying: "I cheated... Oh I forgot about You and Zayn?"
Woah… is this Biebs telling us Selena cheated on him with Zayn Malik?
16 August 2016. Justin deletes his Instagram account.
Gomez goes on Snapchat and issues a statement saying she regrets commenting on Bieber's Instagram: "What I said was selfish and pointless."
Gomez pulled out of her Revival Tour, in late August, due to complications caused by Lupus; mainly symptoms surrounding anxiety and panic. As a result, she checks in to rehab facility. Rumours of Bieber visiting Gomez in rehab have started to circulate.
Bieber was told to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, according to a source cited by the Hollywood Gossip. Moreover, her family allegedly didn’t stop with telling Bieber to stay physically away from their daughter. In addition to banning Justin from visiting Gomez, they informed the Biebs that he is “banned from calling, texting, emailing.”
The strict guideline comes from her family’s belief that Bieber is to blame “for much of her downward spiral,” added the insider.That blame may result from the battle that Selena and Justin staged on Instagram in August, just before her statement revealing her plan to take a hiatus.
While out in Los Angeles, Bieber was asked by paparazzi if he would listen The Weeknd’s music, to which he responded with a simple “Hell, no.” Fast forward to Valentine’s Day, when a track called “Some Way” by Toronto rapper Nav, featuring The Weeknd drops. “I think your girl / think your girl / fell in love with me,” the singer croons. The song also delves into NSFW territory: “She say my fuck and my tongue game a remedy.” Yikes! A day later, DJ Kygo’s single “It Ain’t Me” drops, featuring Gomez, and let’s just say the lyrics appear to allude to a certain former flame. Serious. Drama.
“Can we still be friends?” Bieber asks on his latest track with Bloodpop. He’s singing to to an ex who he swears he’s over but can’t quite completely, and (obviously) fans assume he’s singing to Selena. The plot thickened when people started realizing that Julia Michaels, a good friend of Selena, co-wrote the single.
With 125 million followers, Selena Gomez is the most followed person on Instagram. So when hackers posted nude photos of her ex-bf to her account, a LOT of people noticed. When Selena’s team clued in, they swiftly took down her page to remove the NSFW photos and re-secure her account. Gomez’s Instagram was back online minutes later, with the nude pics deleted.
The explicit photos posted aren’t new: these are the same Bieber images that were published after the pop star’s Bora Bora vacation in 2015.