During the past decade, we had countless opportunities to see a Canadian singer and an American actress together. They grew up together, so we could see them on various occasions, from eating ice cream to walking, holding hands, and even kissing. However, it might still be unclear whether Justin and Selena actually dated, or was it simply to attract the media?
Yes, Selena Gomez dated Justin Bieber. Although they were friends and first, who grew up together, their friendship emerged into a passionate relationship over time.
Today, the relation between the two young actors is quite different. We can’t confidently say that they are dating, but on the other hand, they are surely not over with each other. In this article, we will talk about how it all began, and what is the current situation.
The first time we saw Selena and Justin together was at an IHOP, a fast food pancake franchise. There was an image of two young actors cuddling, but they both denied any romance, especially since Selene said that “it was just pancakes.” A year later, in January 2011, paparazzi took a picture of Selena and Justin kissing in St. Lucia in the Caribbean, although they continued to deny their romance.
However, a month later, they made their red carpet debut at Vanity Fair’s Oscars Party, which made fans wonder even more, and coined the term “Jelena.”
Things Go Downhill
In November 2012, after almost two years of dating, which included helicopter rides and watching a movie together in a rented stadium, the pair had their first split. There were rumors that the causes of separation included trust issues and the young age of couples.
In April 2013, Selena debuted her song Come & Get It, which was, according to fans, clearly about Justin. A few days later, Bieber posted and then deleted a photo of Selena on Instagram. At the end of the year, days before Christmas, Justin confirmed that he and Selena were not talking. However, in the same interview, Bieber also said that he still loves Selena.
The following year was very stressful for Jelena fans. Justin got arrested for driving drunk and was accused of vandalism, while Selena checked into rehab for Lupus. Most of the fans thought that the rehab was related to drugs and Bieber. It was evident that they were not dating.
Orlando Bloom and Hailey Baldwin
During the same year, Justin ran into a fistfight with Orlando Bloom in Ibiza; however, there were speculations whether it was about Selena or Miranda Kerr. On the other hand, there were rumors that Bieber was dating Hailey Baldwin after he unfollowed Selena from Instagram.
In 2015, things were pretty much unclear when it comes to Justin and Selena. They both had a series of relationships, including Selena dating Zedd, but things got serious again at the end of the year. The year 2015 was nicknamed “the Lost Jelena Years” by fans.
Serenade and More Hailey
The following two years were also pretty interesting. There was a video that showed Justin serenading Selena in a hotel room. However, Justin started to date Hailey Baldwin publicly, and very soon, he announced that Sofia Richie is his new girlfriend.
Fans started to revolt and abuse Justin, who threatened to delete his Instagram, when shockingly, Gomez replied. She said that he should stop posting pictures of his girlfriend if he can’t handle the hate, adding that it should be special between the two of them only. Selena also told Justin that he shouldn’t be mad at his fans since they love him.
The total war was about to break, and shortly after, Justin deleted his Instagram account.
The New Beginning
The year 2017 represented a new dawn for Jelena fans. Right after she broke up with Ted Weekend, the pair were seen having breakfast together, and even attending the church. It was after a whole year of not talking. The couple was spotted kissing at an ice hockey game, in front of literally hundreds of people.
However, during the following year, the pair announced that they were on a break. People magazine reported that the couple was on a break, in order to “focus on their spirituality.” Still, there was a source adding that it wasn’t a big deal and that they would probably be fine soon.
The answer to the question above is pretty clear – Selena did date Justin. It’s not clear if they will be together in the future, but as you can see, they had a very exciting and thrilling affair – almost like the ones we see in the movies.