Selena Gomez's camp says she doesn't have serious issues with addiction and/or Justin Bieber, and that her rehab trip was mostly due to being "burned out."
The star alarmed fans and surprised many in the gossip-reading public when she announced she was cancelling the Australian and Asian legs of her tour.
Selena said in a statement in December:
"It has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be."
It was later revealed that Selena Gomez went to rehab at the Dawn at The Meadows recovery center in Arizona on January 5, only to bail after two weeks.
Rumors have been flying that she's hung up on her relationship with Justin Bieber, and had been partying hard using alcohol, weed and prescription drugs.
Bieber's people deny blame, saying she's a party girl who makes her own decisions and has only herself to blame for them. Her camp tells a different story.
Gomez's team isn't pointing any fingers at Bieber, but sticking to the company line that a grueling schedule of concerts, tours and movies wore her down.
"Project wellness," says a Gomez source. "She was burnt out after a relentless year of back-to-back films, concerts, TV, touring and all the promotional work.
"She just needed a break."
Regarding reports that Selena was using multiple drugs before her spell in rehab, the insider disputed this, insisting the singer is not that type of girl:
''She's not that girl. Does she party and have the occasional joint? Yes. Does she drink when she goes out? Yes. But she's not struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism."
This would be consistent, at least, with Gomez's reason for bailing on her six-week program after two, seeing no reason to go back for more treatment.
"I've never seen her out of control," the insider added.
This dude, on the other hand ...
1. Justin Bieber With Selena Gomez Photo
Justin Bieber loves him some Selena Gomez. Just see these pics from happier times and you'll know it.
2. Justin Bieber Loves Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber loves Selena Gomez. Just see these pics from happier times and you'll know it.
3. Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber Photo
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber during one of their many stints as a couple. Or at least a couple of hot stars who hooked up.
4. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Instagram Photo
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back together again. Check out this Instagram pic and see for yourself.
5. Justin Bieber Shirtess With Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber is shirtless with Selena Gomez in a hot new Instagram photo.
6. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Instagram
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez in an Instagram pic that briefly made the online rounds before he took it down.
7. Justin and Selena in the Water
Remember the good times between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez? They cozy up big time in this photograph.
8. Jelena Makes Out!
Selena Gomez gets her bikini on here. And her makeout session with Justin Bieber.
9. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber on Vacation
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber share a romantic moment here while on vacation. We really hope these two make it!
10. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Together
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in this photo. They look cute together, don't they?
11. Selena and Justin Hug
Is everything as happy-go-lucky as it seems here between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez? Rumors sprung up in the summer of 2012 that placed this relationship on the rocks.
12. Justin with Selena
Selena Gomez has a great reason for smiling large in this photo. She's staring right at Justin Bieber!
13. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Photograph
Justin Bieber looks quite smitten with Selena Gomez in this Twitter photo, doesn't he? The couple is celebrating Justin's 18th birthday in Hollywood.
14. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez on Oscar Night
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were fortunate to each have a very cute date on Oscar night 2011: one another!
15. Jelena Smooch
Justin Bieber lays a kiss on Selena Gomez in this cute photo. The former has said he'd like to be a young father.
16. Jelena Date Pic
Justin Bieber loves a good smoothies. The singer and girlfriend Selena Gomez are seen here on a date.
17. Justin and Selena as One
Justin and Selena as One. That's the name of this ridiculous statue, which was created by some idiot named Daniel Edwards.
18. Selena and Justin Photo
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez appear on stage together here. But the real news is what goes on between these two off stage!
19. Cleavage Ogling
Like what you see, Justin Bieber? The singer ogles girlfriend Selena Gomez in this shot from the MuchMusic Video Awards.
20. Lovey Dovey Couple
Selena Gomez looks over at Justin Bieber in this photo. It's easy to imagine what she is thinking, isn't it?
21. Jelena Kiss
They made it clear at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are very much an item.
22. A Justin Bieber Foot Rub
Justin Bieber gives Selena Gomez a foot rub in this Twit pic. We're really sorry, gals. You might wanna turn away.
23. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at Dinner
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez went out to dinner for the former's 17th birthday. They wanted to be left alone by photographers.
24. Justin and Selena
Justin Bieber gives a sexy nod to his girlfriend in this photo. Yup, he and Selena Gomez are very much an item.
25. Taylor Swift: Grossed Out By Jelena Kiss
Watch Taylor Swift react to Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez pecking each other on the cheek in this gif. It's rather classic.
26. Adorable Hand Holders
It doesn't get much more clear than this: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are holding hands!
27. Precious Twosome
Are they or aren't they? That's the question fans are debating, as they watch Justin Bieber hang out often with Selena Gomez.
28. Near Hand Holding!
Their hands are almost touching! Check out Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez going for a walk in Miami together.