Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are probably still going strong. And we say probably because they never even confirmed that they had gotten back together in the first place. But, going off of their bike romps around Los Angeles and stealing smooches during Justin's hockey games, it's safe to say that these two definitely started to catch the feels after years of dating other people and keeping their distance. But, now, some people on Instagram are totally convinced that there is trouble in paradise for Jelena and it all has to do with a tree. YES, a tree – bark, branches, the whole nine yards.
Justin posted a photo on his Instagram with the caption, "Now I know what Love is." He looks incredibly happy and he's hugging what seems to be a palm tree while hanging out in some sort of tropical place. Jealous? Yes. Does this mean he's found love in the tree over an actual person like Selena? No. Most definitely no.
One fan wrote, "Omg. Is this an outing?!😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 Im a big jelena fan😍😍😍😍." Another said, "@llexiispam the last boy was the weekend ;) and the next one after Justin will be Chris Brown I think." And they kept on coming saying, "True Love for Trees." While we kind of understand where they might be coming from considering we are all hoping that his true love is Selena, this post, I think, was just meant to be taken lightly. It's hard to believe that he was talking about the "Wolves" singer when he posted the photo or the caption. We all think we know Justin, but the truth is, we don't and what is going on in his mind isn't always predictable.
Aside from the fact that Justin probably isn't even remotely thinking about Selena here, there's now the question of who IS he thinking about. Of course, like we said before, this could just be a lighthearted Instagram post. But, we also have to think about his strong faith and devotion to the Hillsong Church at the moment. This could actually be a spiritual caption referencing his love for Jesus and how he has finally found that feeling in his connection with the Lord. Yes, it's a far stretch but so is assuming that this is about Selena.
His mom, Pattie Mallette, posted a photo of the pair on Instagram in paradise and it looks like it came from the same place Justin snapped his photo from. The love he's talking about could be about his family which is super adorable. Everyone knows that Justin, his mom and his dad haven't always had the strongest relationship throughout the years. There have been ups and downs. Ever since he connected with his faith again, Justin seems to have made amends with Pattie so this love he's talking about could simply be for her.
She captioned the post, "I’m so proud of the amazing young man you are, and the young man you are becoming. None of us are perfect and never will be, (so we will always need patience and grace for each other), but your genuine growing relationship with Jesus is evident in the choices you are making daily and the good “fruit” you bear. I admire your character and integrity. You are maturing beautifully and wise beyond your years. You are so funny that I find myself laughing out loud when I’m alone, remembering of something you said or did. And your heart is gold. I love you to the moon and back. #lovemom . Ps. Did I mention I was proud of you? . . . . . . . #love #happyplace #paradise #vacation."
Justin tweeted yesterday and said, "In paradise." Pattie used the hashtag #paradise in her post which shows that these two really are on the same page. We're totally vibing with their newfound relationship.
On another note, this isn't the first time Justin has been caught hugging a tree. Honestly, over the course of his career, he's really seemed like a nature lover and there are photos to prove it. He's been photographed sitting in a tree and legit climbing up a palm tree. Justin effing loves trees, you guys. The theory about Selena and Jesus are great guesses. But, I think these photos of him prove he just really adores a good tree trunk.
Yep, going with that theory.