Well, we saw that one coming! After just 10 months of dating, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have split, but insiders claim that Sel's recent reconciliation with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber has nothing to do with their split. Fans noticed that Sel and The Weeknd [real name: Abel Tesfaye] have not posted any recent Instagram pics together and they haven't had a public outing in months...so the evidence has been piling up for a while. Keep reading below to find out everything we know so far about their breakup and whether Selena is back together with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.
Why did Selena and The Weeknd break up?
An insider revealed to People that the reason for their split is because of distance. “She and Abel have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship. It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York. That wasn’t easy on them," the source said, but their breakup is not because of lack of trying.
"[Selena] always made an effort” to attend his shows when she could, the insider continued. “It’s over for now, but they’re still in touch. It’s been hard for them to come to the realization that this is the direction things were heading, but it’s been hard for months."
But it looks like she's already getting over their split! In a video posted to her Instagram story shortly after the news broke, she was all smiles riding a bike with her friend.
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Is Selena back together with Justin?
Sel and The Weeknd first sparked breakup rumors when Selena was spotted hanging out with Justin. This is what first got fans thinking maybe everything wasn't good in paradise for Selena and The Weeknd. Justin reached out to his ex-girlfriend following her scary kidney transplant, and we learned that “they both realized life is too short to hold grudges.” Finally, Justin was spotted visiting her house on Oct. 22, TMZ reported.
Justin has also been communicating with Selena a lot more now. A source revealed to Hollywood Life that he has been "texting her nonstop" since her split from The Weeknd.
Sel was spotted on a breakfast date with Justin.
Justin and Sel went public with their rekindled friendship and they were spotted out together on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the JOi Cafe in Westlake Village, CA.
"Justin and Selena came in by themselves around 9:30 this morning. They grabbed breakfast, blueberry smoothies with whipped cream, and were just talking — none of the staff really recognized them," a source told Us Weekly. "Justin paid for both of them, they looked to be in a good mood, they just sat at a table and chatted for a while, no hand holding or anything, the conversation seemed lighthearted."
We haven't seen Selena and The Weeknd together in a while.
We haven't actually seen Selena and Abel out and about together since the Harper's Bazaar Icons party on Sept. 8. However, she was spotted leaving his apartment in NYC on Sept. 15. But in the month and a half since then? Nothing.
He didn't show any public support for her during her kidney transplant.
Selena was "reunited" with Justin because he felt so terrible after her kidney transplant, and dozens of other stars reached out to support her strength. Meanwhile, not a peep from The Weeknd. There wasn't even an Instagram story or anything to prove that he ever came to visit her. Like, we know you're busy dude, but come on.
But they did adopt a dog together.
Selena began stepping out in September with an adorable spaniel named Charlie that she adopted with The Weeknd. Getting a dog together is a huge step, so it's actually really sad that they broke up less than a month after doing that together.
They still follow each other on Instagram.
Though we haven't seen Selly or The Weeknd like any of each others' pics or appear on each others' stories recently, they still follow each other on Instagram. Plus, Selena still has several photos with her boo on her page.
But The Weeknd unfollowed Sel's friends and family on Instagram.
One day after Sel and Justin were spotting having breakfast together, eagle-eyed fans noticed that The Weekend went on an unfollow-spree, removing some of Sel's closest friends and family. According to Radar Online, Sel's mom and her best friend and kidney transplant donor Francia Raisa were some of the ones to get cut from his follow list.