Over the past few weeks, it's become clear that Justin Bieber is trying to win Selena Gomez back.
It's an unexpected development, not only because the couple has broken up so many times in the past, but also because Bieber seems to be enjoying the single life as much as humanly possible.
But as Selena once told us in song form, the heart wants what it wants.
Unfortunately, in this case, it looks like Justin is being heart-blocked by Selena's bestie, Taylor Swift.
“Justin knows Taylor doesn’t like him and never will and the feeling is mutual, but he is smart enough to know not to say anything in public or on social media because he knows all the scrutiny he’d endure,” a source close to the situation tells Hollywood Life.
“He never expects to be her friend and is not looking to be her friend. He blames Taylor for some of his issues with Selena and that will never go away."
Yes, the Swift-Bieber feud has been going on for years, and it shows no signs of letting up.
We'd say Justin is just being paranoid, if he thinks Taylor is encouraging Selena to stay single, but there's a very good chance that's exactly what's happening.
Actually, that's not quite true.
Ms. Swift is probably fully supportive of Selena dating Charlie Puth - or anyone who's not Justin, for that matter.