Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back together once again, a new rumor alleges, and the unlikely catalyst was the former's recent racism controversy.
According to a source close to Gomez, Justin reached out to her after he came under fire for his two shocking n-word videos, seeking emotional support.
The insider claims Bieber told his ex that he "needed her by his side" and his heartfelt words sent her flying to Canada on a private jet last weekend.
“Justin reached out to Selena when he was getting tons of backlash for his controversial race joke. He told Selena that he really missed her," the source says.
The coup de grace came when he said that Selena Gomez "was the ONLY one who truly understood him and that he needed her by his side."
“He said that his father’s birthday celebration wouldn’t be the same without Selena because she's part of the family,” the source also reveals.
“He also told her she was his soulmate and that he was lost without her."
Swoon alert. To the surprise of no one, these were deep words "that Selena had longed to hear, even though she’s basically heard them before."
"Yep, they are crazy about each other … once again.”
Apparently, this convinced Selena to fly to Canada for the low key birthday celebration for his father, Jeremy Bieber, on the weekend of June 7-8.
Selena flew on up to Canada to spend the weekend at a private cottage with Justin, his dad, his siblings and friends. So are they back together officially?
That remains to be seen, but Justin posted a photo of her and said their "love is unconditional" before taking it down this week, so there's that.
Also, a family friend of Jeremy’s girlfriend, Victoria Nosko, tweeted a thank you message to Selena and others who attended the birthday bash.
Moments later, she deleted that tweet and posted literally the same message sans Selena's name, as if trying to cover up the fact that she was there.
Nice try. Seems like these two have rekindled the flame again but are keeping it quiet. Wonder if she's the one who took today's Bieber bed selfie.
You tell us: Should Justin and Selena be together?