According to a new report, the mother of Selena Gomez absolutely freaked out upon learning her daughter really was serious about getting back together with Justin Bieber.
That's not an exaggeration, either.
Nor do we mean it in a positive sense.
We mean it literally:
Sources tell TMZ that Mandy Teefey suffered an actual breakdown and had to be hospitalized as a result of Selena's decision to hook back up with the young man who has broken her heart on so many occasions.
Sorry, The Biebs.
But it's true.
Even though chatter over Bieber and Gomez's reconciliation has been making its way around the Internet for a couple months now, this insider explains that Selena and her mom got into a heated conversation about the romance last week.
It likely coincided with Justin and Selena jetting off on a private plane for some kind of vacation, as reported by numerous outlets.
It also coincided with the news that Gomez and Bieber are apparently in couples therapy, a sign (to Mandy, at least) that the relationship is legitimate.
The stars truly are in it for the long haul, dedicated to fixing the problems that ailed past attempts at sustained banging.
This is a positive step for the singers, of course.
It's a healthy sign that they acknowledge the need for professional help in order to move forward.
But Selena's mother and other members of her family continue to hold a grudge against Bieber, considering all the ways he's hurt their loved one in the past.
TMZ describes Justin as an emotional "trigger" for Mandy.
Therefore, police officers were sent to an Los Angeles area hotel last week to do a welfare check on Selena's mother.
She agreed to be transported to a local hospital for further evaluation, the results of which are not known at this time; although we can confirm that Mandy was released the same day.
Selena Gomez is loved by her mother, who has a few (dozen) concerns about Justin Bieber.
Mother and daughter have reportedly reached a truce in which the former is allowing the latter some freedom to decide what she wants.
It's pretty clear she wants Bieber, however.
She always has, despite a recent long-term relationship with The Weeknd.
It came to an end in late October, allegedly because Bieber had decided that he really did love Selena and feared he would lose her forever after he learned she needed a kidney transplant.
Interestingly, meanwhile, Bieber's mother told People Magazine this month that she positively adores Gomez.
"We have a special bond so I think she’s precious," Pattie Mallette told the publication, adding:
"I support anything [he does]... if he loves her, I love her."