When Selena Gomez checked into rehab late last month, we weren’t exactly expecting a bunch of nice, happy little stories to come from it.
But we weren’t expecting a mess like this.
But first, let’s rewind.
At the end of August, Selena announced that she was taking some time off from her career to focus on her health.
“As many of you know,” her statement read, “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,” she concluded.
It sounded like Selena was really struggling with her mental health, and a month later, at the end of September, she checked into a rehab facility in Tennessee.
Some sources claimed that she went to rehab to seek help with an alleged prescription painkiller addiction, but others maintained that she went for depression and anxiety issues.
Either way, the girl’s staying at some backwoods treatment center in the Appalachian Mountains. Things aren’t great.
And now we’re learning an additional bit of information about Selena’s stay in rehab.
And that is that Justin Bieber is not, under any circumstances, allowed to contact her.
According to a new report, Selena’s family “recently reached out to Justin and told him to stay far, far away.”
Also, “they told him he’s banned from calling, texting, emailing, or visiting her.”
Apparently, Selena’s family “blames Justin for much of her downward spiral,” which actually does make sense.
Back in August, just days before she made the announcement that she was taking some time off, she got into a very messy feud with Justin.
It started when Justin threatened to delete his Instagram account over rude comments his fans were making about his then-girlfriend, Sophia Richie.
Selena commented on the post, writing “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol — it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”
She apparently had some regrets about the comment though, because she later shared a message on Snapchat that simply read “What I said was selfish and pointless.”
She also reportedly tried to reach out to Justin personally to apologize, but he wasn’t having it.
Then, in September, insiders claimed that Selena was blaming lupus for her emotional problems, but the real issue was her very public, very embarrassing fight with Justin.
“Selena lost it,” a source said. “She can be fragile emotionally and Justin is a major factor.”
So if her family really did forbid Justin from contacting her, maybe it’s for the best.
Poor, poor Selena.