It's been eight months since we first learned that Selena Gomez is dating The Weeknd, but throughout that time, it's been difficult to pin down how serious (or not serious) these two are as a couple.
Part of the reason, of course, is that both parties have worked hard to keep the details of their relationship out of the headlines.
In all likelihood, Selena learned some valuable lessons about the importance of privacy during her lengthy on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber.
Whatever the case, she and The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) have done an admirable job of keeping fans guessing.
One week, Selena and The Weeknd are Instagram official.
It's enough to drive nosy fans like us crazy.
Not surprisingly, there are many theories as to why The Welena (Hey, not all couple nicknames can be winners.) is so secretive about their romance.
The latest is that the couple is currently on the rocks and is trying to avoid the tabloid scrutiny that usually accompanies a high-profile breakup.
According to Life and Style, there are too main issues driving Gomez and Tesfaye apart.
One is that their careers force them to spend long stretches of time in separate parts of the world.
The other is that Selena is constantly concerned Abel is being unfaithful.
“The distance isn’t good for Selena and Abel,” a source close to the couple tells L&S.
“She has trust issues and hates being apart from him.”
The distance between the singers has apparently resulted in rampant mistrust and jealousy issues.
“Whenever Abel’s phone rings or he gets a text, Selena looks over his shoulder to see who it is. It drives him crazy,” adds the source.
“They’re really on the rocks right now.”
Yes, it sounds as though Selena might be headed for another emotionally draining split.
Fortunately, she seemed to be in a more stable headspace these days than when she was constantly breaking up with Bieber.
And since she and The Weeknd have kept so much of their relationship from public view, fans and the tabloid media likely won't be as obsessive about learning every detail of the breakup.
At least we hope that's the case for Selena's sake.
It's hard enough going through a breakup without having to read about it in the Enquirer.