2018 is almost here and we have a feeling it is going to be the year of the Jelena comeback. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have spent lots of time together in the past couple of months after her relationship with The Weeknd fizzled. But, they have yet to confirm they are fully back together. Of course, rumors have been swirling about what’s really going on between these two and how their families feel about the reconciliation. It’s clear that Justin’s mom, Pattie Mallette, is all for it. She praised Selena and spoke highly of her at a recent event. However, Selena’s mom isn’t exactly feeling the same way.

It was being reported that Justin wasn’t allowed at Selena’s family Christmas celebration. And whether or not that’s true, the news is now breaking that because the pair were separated for the holiday, they will be spending New Year’s Eve together – despite Selena’s mother, Mandy Teefey’s, disapproval.

A source told Hollywood Life, “Selena and Justin are going to be spending Christmas apart, but they’re planning to be together to see in the New Year…Selena gets why her mom has so many reservations about her seeing Justin again, but she just wishes Mandy would trust her judgment and give him a break. She’s upset, but totally not fazed by her family’s disapproval though, if anything it makes her all the more determined to make it work out with Justin to prove them wrong.”

Another insider explained, “Mandy is really protective of Selena, and she doesn’t want her getting hurt again, but Selena is a grown woman and she’s going to date whoever she wants. Selena keeps telling Mandy that Justin is a different person now and that he’s really worked through all his demons, but she isn’t convinced at all.”

Hmm…Justin and Selena both attend Hillsong Church, which is said to have been a factor in their newfound love. The “Sorry” singer has also said that he has used his faith and God to overcome some difficult things in his life and has tried to become a better person each and every day. He even got a tattoo that reads, “Better At 70,” alluding to the fact that he day he grows, changes and betters himself. Apparently, Selena is seeing this change.

The source continued, “Selena can be stubborn as a mule, but also, she’s 25 years old, and she believes she knows what’s best for, better than her family. Justin makes Selena happy, he’s the love of her life, and there’s no way she’s going to walk away from their one last shot at love just to appease her mother.”

Of course, none of this is confirmed by the duo and Gossip Cop even debunked the story about how unhappy Selena’s family is with the relationship, but if they actually do spend New Year’s Eve together it is a pretty big step in the right direction. It’s supposed to a pinnacle night for romance and love. It’s symbolically and literally the start of a new beginning. The fact that Selena and Justin could be ringing in 2018 with each other shows that they really are serious about each other and they want things to work out. Hopefully, they do. The only thing we’re left wondering now is what their plans are for the big night. Will they do something low key or super fancy? Whatever it is, photos are a must!

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