So are Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber really back together? Well after that breakfast meet-up which was super reminiscent of their first public date at an iHop back in 2010, to the super smiley bike rides, trips to church, to sharing a kiss at the Biebs' hockey game, many of us were all thinking Jelena is fully back in action. Yet again. They've both stayed mum on the true status of their relationship though, until now.
Selena opened up to Billboard for their 'Woman of the Year' cover story since she snagged the top honor and of course she was asked about the fact that she and JB have reconnected since her split from ex-boyfriend of 10 months The Weeknd, and what exactly brought him back into her life.
"I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn't right. But that doesn't mean caring for someone ever goes away. And [that goes for] people in general. I mean, I grew up with Demi [Lovato]. Nick and Joe [Jonas] and Miley [Cyrus] -- we’ve gone through seasons in our lives. I don’t think it’s as serious as people make things out to be half the time. It’s just my life. I grew up with all of these people, and it’s so cool to see where everybody is," Selena said. "It comes back to the idea of me remaining full. I think a true representation of love is beyond just yourself. It’s me going to get coffee earlier this morning and talking with a woman who was celebrating her birthday and going to Disneyland for the first time. I told her about my favorite things there, and she got excited, and then I got excited because she was excited. The littlest things are impactful."
Huh, umm okay so are they back in love or just friends? What is the true meaning of their reunion that sent Jelena shippers into overdrive? Well, it seems like they will naturally always have so much love for each other and are there for one another when they seem to need it most. As she said on the red carpet of Billboard's 'Women In Music' event where she was given her honor of woman of the year, she was asked about the influence Justin has had on her life and in true Selena fashion, she brushed off the question in the classiest, Selena way basically saying she doesn't care what anyone thinks about her life choices.
"I don't think anyone truly, actually cares. I think for me, what's been great is that I've been able to life the live I've wanted for myself and that doesn't always look the way maybe people think it should look but it's not really my concern anymore," Selena said. "My family is great. My health is great. I love deeply and I think that's just who I am so I'm not really ashamed."
Girl is just living her life and sometimes that means the Biebs is in it and other times, he isn't. Let's hope this time they stay on good terms since they both seem to be really happy reconnecting again. She was also asked during her sit-down with the mag about what has been the best part of being single and she admitted she's totally cool with her most recent ex, which is something she's most proud of.
"The best part? It’s actually... you know what, though? Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd]. I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life. We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was pretty remarkable for me," Selena said.
So okay, she's cool with Abel now that they're no longer together and she's cool with Justin again and they're back in each other's lives, maybe not as totally BF/GF yet, but they're pretty much acting like a couple again. So time will tell what the true status of their relationship is. As for now, Biebs is someone the "Wolves" singer cherishes and she's happy to have reunited with, so that's all that matters, right?
This post was originally published on Nov. 30, 2017, and has been updated.