In the past few years, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have had a rollercoaster of a relationship. Whether they’ve dated or stayed as friends, for the most part, it’s been complicated. The two have been exes for a while, and since the news of Selena’s recent struggles with her mental health broke out, Justin reportedly feels “confused and conflicted” over it.
According to a source who spoke to E! News, “They have both had emotional struggles and bonded over that in the past.” Another source added that Justin feels “remorse” for Selena.
It’s no surprise Justin feels this way over Selena since she was such a big part of his life. The pop stars have been on and off since 2010, while dating other people and losing contact in between. The last time they were reportedly together was March of this year, shortly after Selena publicly gave Justin a birthday shoutout on Instagram.
Soon after they lost contact in March, Justin was seen hanging out with his now wife, Hailey Baldwin.
Since then, Selena has been working on her career and now has taken time to focus on her overall health by seeking medical treatment. Just last month, she announced on Instagram she was taking a social media break to live her life “present to the moment.”
According to the second source, “Depression is something she’s always struggled with, but whenever it gets really bad for Selena, she removes herself from social media and withdraws from people who aren’t a handful of the people she trusts.”
In the meantime, Justin has been seen out publicly with Hailey — even though he’s apparently been keeping Selena on his mind.
“Justin and Selena are not in touch but him hearing the news about Selena definitely upsets him,” the insider continued. “Justin also feels guilty. He wants to help everyone. He truly wants Selena to be happy, and it’s upsetting to know she’s battling health issues.”
We hope Selena makes a speedy recovery!