During a recent excursion in LA, Selena Gomez was spotted carrying a book by evangelical Christian pastor Rick Warren titled, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?. Not only has spirituality helped the singer through her recent struggles — including a life-saving kidney transplant — but it’s also reunited her with Justin Bieber.
Now, the on-again, off-again pair are back together, and two sources exclusively tell Life & Style they’re making plans to get married and start a family as soon as possible. “Selena’s health scare has given her more reason to live than ever,” says an insider, who expects the 25-year-old to be a pregnant bride. “She doesn’t want to waste another precious second.”
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Three years after their split, Selena and Justin, 23, have been inseparable. On Oct. 29, they had a one-on-one breakfast before attending church together and returning to his mansion. Another full day hang followed on Nov. 1. Before cheering on Justin at a nighttime recreational hockey game, Selena went on a couples’ bike ride with him in LA, then rested her head on his shoulder during a stroll.
Justin and Selena “had discussed eloping,” reveals a source. “But now she wants a wedding — the bigger the better. She wants a white dress, thousands of colorful roses and her very best friends for bridesmaids.” Selena’s dream may come true times two. While she wants the ceremony to take place in her native Texas, Justin is aiming to walk down the aisle in LA, says the source, “so they might do one of each!”
Selena may need to wait on getting her wedding dress, though. “She could be pregnant already,” says the source, noting that the star hasn’t been drinking. “And if she is pregnant, she will be over the moon.”
The couple has been happily discussing baby names. “They both say they want a little girl,” shares the insider. “Names they’re playing with are Eva or Ava, Marie, Harlow, and Stella.” Selena is also considering Francia, notes the source, after her pal Francia Raisa, 29, who donated a kidney to Selena. And if they have a boy? Selena “loves the name Jacob,” says the source. “She knows she wants a ‘J’ name that will fit perfectly with Justin. She has always wanted children with Justin.”
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For Justin, Selena’s health scare was a wake-up call. Life, he now realizes, is too short. “The moment Justin realized he could lose her, he was sure he wanted to be with her for the rest of their lives,” says the source. “The idea of never seeing Selena again made him realize he wanted her forever.”