This is going to sound nuts, or like the fever-dream that some tween superfan had in 2014, but bear with us.
Remember when we told you that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber might get back together? Well, we weren't kidding.
After years apart and after all of the no-holds-barred songs and all of the heartache and the various new lovers, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have finally had their little reunion.
From 2011 to 2014, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were one of the most famous couples on the planet.
Selena Gomez is gorgeous, a talented actress who gives great line delivery and is also one of the greatest singer's in human history.
Justin Bieber is mega-famous as a teen heartthrob and ... some of his music is genuinely enjoyable. Like, a lot of his music isn't quite my thing, but he's a popular singer and he's produced some genuine bops.
(Honestly, his best song is "Despacito" which ... is not by any stretch of the imagination his song)
Also, Justin Bieber was a top-notch hottie. He's still handsome, though some fans can't stand his look now that he looks like he got into a fight with a printing press ... and lost.
Together, they made quite a power couple. But aside from the fact that they were off-and-on and then finally broke up, you can tell that there were problems.
Because ... song lyrics.
Maybe the most damning song that's believed to be about their relationship is "Sober," from Selena's Revival album.
Part of the chorus goes: "You don't know how to love me when you're sober/When the bottle's done you pull me closer." Does that ring any alarm bells? It should.
Because, well, it's no secret that Justin Bieber had some serious issues.
Scooter Braun says that Bieber was in such bad shape, just a couple of years ago, that Justin might have died if he'd gone on tour before cleaning up.
We know about quite a few instances of Justin Bieber's terrible behavior. Egging, speeding, that sort of thing ... that's public knowledge.
How much absolute childish nonsense did Selena Gomez put up with behind the scenes? How much will we never, ever know about?
You have to wonder.
So, yeah, they broke up.
Even well after the couple split, though, it's been no secret that the two of them have lingering ... what are those things called? Felines? ... Feelings!
Yes, they've made it apparent that not everything was quite resolved.
You don't have to pick your way through song lyrics and analyze them to death to know that.
Justin Bieber's throwback pics and the included captions are, uh, not subtle.
Since their split, Selena's been focusing on her career -- both music and acting.
She's also been waging a battle against Lupus, the debilitating autoimmune disease that is ravaging her body.
After a frightening incident this summer in which Selena Gomez was rushed to the hospital with kidney failure, she covertly received a kidney transplant thanks to her friend Francia Raisa's donation.
Friend and fellow actress Francia Raisa says that giving her kidney transformed her life, and we can imagine so.
Some friends take ride or die to a whole other level.
But, though Selena hasn't been speaking on this publicly, this isn't a cure to Lupus by any means. She's been undergoing serious treatments, including chemo, to treat her Lupus -- and it still managed to shut down her kidneys.
This is scary. And, as much as none of us want to think about the possibility, even with modern treatments and virtually unlimited medical resources, Lupus could claim Selena's life.
That would be a tremendous loss to the world. It would also be a gutting loss to those who know and love Selena.
And that, we think, is why Justin Bieber reached out to her.
As we told you, Justin Bieber saw the kidney transplant news just like the rest of us did, and reached out to Selena's mother.
Because Selena Gomez has not been in contact with him for a while. It sounds like she needed a detox from him, you know?
With her mother acting as the initial intermediary, Selena agreed to meet, however. Maybe three years is enough time.
TMZ reports that Selena and Justin have reunited. It happened on Sunday.
Justin Bieber showed up at Selena's home in Studio City where they, and some mutual friends, reportedly hung out until midnight if not later.
For two people who weren't even talking on the phone until very recently, that's huge progress.
Where was Selena Gomez's boyfriend The Weeknd in all of this?
But as much as people like to toss around salacious rumors when someone invites their ex over to their house while their boyfriend is away, TMZ says that The Weeknd knew and was totally cool with it.
That's not really a surprise.
We know that Selena was looking for a low-drama boyfriend.
In fact, before she started dating The Weeknd, she spoke in an interview about how the kinds of guys that she wished would date her never spoke to her, while the kinds of guys who felt confident enough to hit on her were ...
... Well, she didn't say it, but they were too much like Bieber.
A chill, supportive boyfriend who's secure in their relationship? That's what Selena has found in The Weeknd.