How Justin Bieber Really Feels About Selena Gomez

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Side by side photos of Selena Gomez in a green dress and Justin Bieber in a yellow Drew hoodie

By Griffin Matis |

Side by side photos of Selena Gomez in a green dress and Justin Bieber in a yellow Drew hoodie

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Justin Bieber has been happily married to Hailey Baldwin for over a year now, and the couple celebrated their year of being legally married with a wedding in South Carolina. Despite their blissful relationship, however, fans and tabloids alike still love to bring up Bieber’s most famous ex, Selena Gomez, and Bieber’s feelings for her. Here’s how the Sorry singer actually feels about his ex-girlfriend in his own words.

Bieber and Gomez dated off and on starting in 2010, breaking up and reuniting multiple times before their final split in the first half of 2018. The relationship was intense while it lasted, and Bieber even got a tattoo depicting his ex’s face on his forearm. In 2016, during an off-period of the relationship, Bieber explained the ink in an interview with GQ. “This is my ex-girlfriend,” he admitted, pointing to the tattoo. “I kinda tried to cover her face up with some shading, but people still know.

Bieber hasn’t completely shaded over expressing his feelings about Gomez, however. In a 2016 profile, Bieber explained how he was getting along with Gomez during one of their off periods.  “We don’t talk often, but we’re cordial,” the singer said. “If she needs something, I’m there for her. If I need something, she’s there for me.”

Though there has been plenty of drama and gossip about the two’s relationship with one another since their subsequent permanent split, things seem to have finally evened out to a fairly positive state. Baldwin has liked several of Gomez’s social media posts, and both women have made posts defending one another from rabid fans.

Bieber’s second big mention of his ex was similar to his first. He came clean about his positive feelings for Gomez in an Instagram comment made in response to a fan criticizing his marriage to Baldwin and arguing that Gomez would be a better spouse. “I absolutely loved and love Selena [and] she will always hold a place in my heart,” the singer wrote, “but I am head over heels in love with my wife and she is absolutely the BEST THING that has ever happened to me, period.”

Unfortunately, Bieber’s strong words haven’t quite closed the door on rumors about he and Gomez. Gossip Cop has had to bust multiple made-up tabloid stories about the former couple. Even just last month, we debunked Life & Style’s claim that Bieber and Baldwin wanted Gomez to leave them alone after Gomez released new music that referenced her relationship with Bieber.

This past August, we even put together a list of all of the bogus rumors we’ve debunked about Gomez somehow causing Bieber and Baldwin to split. The tabloids published the most ridiculous claims, ranging from arguments that Bieber and Baldwin weren’t going to wed on account of Bieber’s feelings for Gomez to articles about Baldwin discovering that Bieber and Gomez were secretly texting one another at night. The stories were all based on phony “insiders” and idle gossip. It’s clear that, despite their rocky past, the two exes are on perfectly healthy terms.


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