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Fear not, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez fans, the celebrity pop singer couple is still together. After rumors started spreading about their potential break-up, they're clearing things up: Jelena remains an item. But the couple is also reportedly spending more time apart, as they're working out some issues.
Entertainment Tonight got the scoop. According to their unnamed source, there are "various reasons" why Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are more frequently seen apart lately, though the source isn't willing to divulge what those reasons might be. Despite their recent troubles, they're not spending time away from each other because "they are broken up or taking a break," though. But that's not to say that everything is peachy for the couple either.
As the source continues to admit, just because Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are still together doesn't mean "things are perfect between them." "They have issues," the source attest. Before we jump the gun and assume the worse, they've insisted the issues are ones that any other couple could face.
One reason for their difficulties potentially steams from Gomez's family. According to ET, the Gomez clan, particularly Selena's mom Mandy Teefey, isn't willfully welcoming Justin Bieber with open arms back into their lives-- particularly given the turbulence found in their relationship over the years. The family not liking Bieber plays a major factor in Gomez and Bieber's woes, with Selena reportedly stuck in the middle between them. But that could change.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez first became a couple back in 2010, but they've been on-and-off until 2015. They remained separated in the years, with Gomez kindling a relationship with The Weeknd. Towards the end of last year, reports surfaced about Gomez and Bieber reconnecting and rebuilding their relationship together -- if in a much more private fashion this time. After all, Selena Gomez has dealt with a lot as of late, health-wise.
Back in June, Selena Gomez received a kidney transplant from her friend/fellow actress Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager). Both of them kept the medical procedure a secret during the summer, but the operation proved to be a complete success -- if not always an easy transition. Gomez needed the transplant due to concerns related to her battle with Lupus. The disease is not one Gomez has kept quiet about, but she didn't reveal this transplant news because she wanted to keep the intensity and urgency of the matter a secret until she felt it was right to reveal the news.
As the anonymous source continues to note, Selena Gomez is working hard and taking care of herself, so the 25-year-old's primary concerns right now are "doing what's good for her," not necessarily what's best for their relationship at this time.
Given how private Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber like their relationship of late, it's hard to know when we'll get updates on their current situation. But whenever those updates arrive, you'll be certain to hear about them here at CinemaBlend.