Selena Gomez is doing her best to move on from Justin Bieber.
As previously reported, Gomez is not in a very good place these days.
The singer has taken a break from her world tour and stepped out of the spotlight in general, citing her Lupus diagnosis as the basis for this hiatus.
Said Selena in a statement late last month:
"As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways.
"I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of Lupus, which can present their own challenges.
"I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off.
"Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best.
"I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues."
Fair enough, right?
Not for everyone.
Multiple outlets have openly questioned what’s really going on with Gomez.
Yes, sources say, she really does have Lupus and, sure, it may very well be affecting her.
But the real issue at play here is Selena’s ruptured relationship with Justin Bieber.
One insider claims Gomez uses Lupus as an excuse for everything, adding that the singer is a "mess" these days, feeling "completely alone."
Another insider alleges that Gomez is drinking, partying and headed down a very dangerous path ever since her public falling out with Bieber.
Earlier this summer, of course, Gomez gave Bieber a hard time after Justin told his fans to stop harassing new girlfriend Sofia Richie.
Gomez basically told Bieber to shut up and keep his private life private, lest her invite folks to comment on the new woman in his life.
Bieber didn’t take kindly to this advice… he deleted his Instagram page… he ignored Selena’s attempts to apologize… and the former lovers are now barely speaking.
According to a new Us Weekly report, meanwhile, they may never speak again.
The tabloid writes that Gomez “changed her phone number” recently and told "everyone not to give it to" Bieber.
She really wants to make an effort to cut the artist out of her life now. Once and for all.
The fight she had with Bieber in August really exerted a roll on her, a friend says, both emotionally and physically.
“Selena lost it,” says the source. “She can be fragile emotionally and Justin is a major factor."
Now Gomez is at least “focused on her mental health," however, and is trying to use her spat with Bieber as a way to refocus herself, personally and professionally.
We hope she succeeds in this goal.
We were once young and in love and in a roller coaster relationship and it isn’t easy.
But you can do better, Selena. You deserve to do better.