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There's trouble in paradise for Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, according to recent reports. Although rumors initially believed Bieber and Gomez were staying steady together, the rekindled pop love affair is now put on pause. The reason for their relationship woes? Mandy Teefey, a.k.a. Selena's mom.
Us Weekly got the scoop. Multiple sources close to the celebrity couple claim they're now officially on the outs, mainly due to Selena Gomez feeling trapped between her family and her on-and-off boyfriend, Justin Bieber. Specifically, Selena's mom and the rest of her family have put her in "a very conflicting spot" since they don't trust the singer. While Justin's family reportedly loves Selena her side of the family doesn't trust Biebs back with the somewhat infamous musician. Gomez is reportedly trying her best to "convince her family that Justin has changed." So far, her efforts are still fruitless.
It was only last week when we reported that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were still together, where it was suggested then that things weren't perfect between the two and that. Still, it seems they were hoping to sort things out. Alas, that hasn't happened. Selena Gomez's scornful mother was the main reason why Justin apparently didn't spend Thanksgiving dinner with the Gomez family in November.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez first became an item around 2010. Since then, their relationship has come together and broken apart many times. When they called it quits in 2015, however, it seemed to be the end -- at least, for a while. Selena Gomez went on to form relationship with The Weeknd a year ago. But towards the end of 2017, Gomez and Bieber were seen re-sparking their relationship -- even though they were keeping it more private than usual. There are several reasons why the 13 Reasons Why executive producer wanted to keep the relationship between them secretive.
One of the main reasons was Selena Gomez's recent health concerns. Back in June, Selena Gomez's battle with Lupus required a kidney transplant, which she received from fellow actress Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager). The operation proved to be successful, but with complications. They kept it a secret until the end of the summer, due to the intensity, urgency, and sensitivity of the medical procedure. Since then, neither Francia nor Selena has stayed quiet about the operation. They've discussed it extensively during talk show appearances and on social media.
Since Selena Gomez is super close with her mother, this is going to be a difficult time for the singer/actress. During her recent health battles, Mama Gomez was apparently her rock especially during complication. The two pop singers will now reportedly take a break, in order to give her family some time to heal and eventually get hip to the idea of their reunion.
There could also be more to the story. According to a different source, another reason for their recent time apart might also be because of Justin Bieber's selfishness. It has been a contributing factor to their collective woes for years, with sources claiming Justin Bieber doesn't care about anyone but himself. This source proclaims the second Selena Gomez saw through her boyfriend's shallowness, resulting in her distancing herself from the relationship. Clearly things aren't going swimmingly for the two on-and-off lovers. Should they rekindle yet again, though, we'll let you know.