Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have once again ended their relationship.
At least for now.
But they'll probably get back together.
Not that this is even a real break-up, sources explain.
Confused? Welcome to the romantic world of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
According to E! News, the artists are slowing things down considerably at the moment, taking a break from a dalliance that had heated up quickly after last year's reconciliation.
The artists got back together for approximately the 39th time in November, very shortly after Gomez split from The Weeknd.
Multiple insiders said last fall that Bieber was inspired to start doing Gomez again after the latter underwent a kidney transplant and he came close to losing her...
The stars have since been spotted out in public often, getting meals together and attending church services and seeming very happy.
So, what's going on?
"They were having a lot of little disagreements recently and one fight in particular blew up and caused them to decide to break up," E! reports, putting these final two words in quotation marks and adding:
"However, they've been in contact the entire time and their feelings for each other have not changed."
Not to go all Ross and Rachel on you, but this sounds like more than a break than a break-up.
It also sounds like a sign of maturity, doesn't it?
As if Selena and Justin recognize the way in which one fight would snowball in the past, leads to more fights and further tension and an eventual split?
Therefore, they've chosen now instead to just take a deep breath and relax, safe under the assumption that cooler heads will prevail and boots will soon be knocking again.
"They will absolutely get back together and they are not over, but they both need some time away from each other," says this source.
Since becoming a couple again, Bieber and Gomez have gone on trips together to Mexico, Jamaica, Seattle and Laguna Beach.
They've also agreed to attend couples counseling, well aware that intense feelings for each other are not enough to sustain a romance.
They need to learn and heed other lessons as well.
"I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life," Selena has said the one recent time she spoke out about Bieber, elaborating vaguely:
"So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right.
"But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away."
Selena and Justin haven't seen each other since February 28, this E! insider claims.
But they have been in contact and they are mostly trying to figure out the best way to move forward while dating in the bright glare of the spotlight.
"They both have expressed that they have been feeling overwhelmed with a lot of pressure that has come with their public relationship, and haven't been seeing eye to eye on things," reports E!.
It hasn't helped, meanwhile, that Selena's mother is strongly against this rekindled relationship.
She just thinks Bieber has burned her daughter too many times in the past.
Gomez really wants the support of her family, so she's taking some time to mend this fence while she takes a brief hiatus from cuddling up to Bieber.
Makes sense to us.
Heck, this is actually an encouraging sign overall to us.
Justin and Selena are totally gonna get married.