One relationship is over for Selena Gomez.
But will another soon begin...
Multiple outlets have confirmed that Gomez has split from The Weeknd, her boyfriend of about 10 months, paving the way for inevitable Justin Bieber reconciliation rumors to get started in earnest.
Selena and The Weeknd were spotted making out on the streets of Los Angeles in January, going public with a romance that had been bantered about online for a few weeks.
Just a few weeks ago, they were again seen swapping spit on the red carpet of a Harper's Bazaar-sponsored event in New York City, with a source telling Us Weekly at the time:
"They’re rock solid and very happy together."
So... what happened since then to cause a break up?
Justin Bieber apparently happened.
Gomez and Bieber, who dated for the first time in 2011 and have split/gotten back together approximately 279 times since then, have been spending more and more time together of late.
It started when the stars hung out at Selena's house last Sunday... until midnight or so, sources said.
Fast forward a few days to this past weekend and Selena and Justin didn't just chill once more -- they got breakfast together!
And attended church services together!
We're talking about some rather intimate experiences.
According to insiders, Bieber learned of Selena's semi-recent kidney transplant and got back into contact with his ex.
He was concerned about her well-being and, considering how serious her condition apparently became, he had good reason to be.
Could this scare have triggered something inside of Bieber?
Might he have come close to losing Gomez forever, realized that he truly loved her and is now doing all he can to get back into her good graces?
It seems very possible, doesn't it?
Millions of fans around the country are likely praying for this to be the case.
But not anyone in Selena's family. They are doing the opposite of praying for a rekindled romance.
"Justin is a vile human and will never be accepted by us," an unnamed loved one told TMZ amidst talk that these two really may become lovers again.
He or she added:
"As long as she is even speaking to him in any way, it is not only disrespectful to everyone around her, it is disrespectful to herself."
Ouch! How does this person really feel, we wonder?
And what will folks say when the next version of Jelena is confirmed?
Because you know it's coming, right?