Pretty much everyone who watched Selena Gomez cry on stage at this year’s American Music Awards assumed that the 22-year-old songstress was once again on the outs with her longtime on-off boyfriend Justin Bieber.
Justin and Selena breakup about twice a week, and they usually get back together with little fanfare.
So it’s only when we see a public outpouring of emotion like Selena’s AMAs breakdown that we have any real idea of what’s going on in their relationship.
A source close to the troubled couple recently confirmed to Radar Online that Selena and the Biebs are, in fact, broken up at the moment and the cause of their latest split is none other than Kendall Jenner.
It seems Selena is deeply jealous of Justin’s relationship with the 19-year-old reality star…even though she believes that there’s nothing romantic going on between Kendall and Justin:
“Despite the fact that people assume that Justin and Kendall have hooked up, they have not,” the insider says. “They are legit best friends and Selena knows this.”
“Selena initially thought they were having an affair and told Justin to stay away from her. She eventually realized this was not going to happen.”
Despite the platonic nature of their relationship, Selena was reportedly upset by photos of Justin and Kendall having dinner in Paris, and friends say her jealousy caused her to act out in ways that eventually resulted in her and Bieber parting ways.
Selena unfollowed Justin on Instagram recently, leading many to speculate that the breakup was an ugly one.
However, the source claims that Bieber and Gomez “still talk and text every day,” and have simply (finally) realized that their romantic relationship is just not meant to be.