With reports of a social outing followed by a "sleepover," fans can't help wondering if Justin Bieber is dating a model to make Selena Gomez jealous after their split.
It's entirely possible that he's hoping to make her jealous ... but apparently he doesn't consider what he's doing to be "dating."
Because he's entirely and hopelessly hung up on Selena.
So, Selena and Justin have broken up, even if it's said to be a temporary break rather than a more permanent split.
Apparently, the two of them had been having trouble getting along, and one big disagreement precipitated the two of them stepping back from the rekindled relationship.
That sounds healthy.
In the mean time, Justin has reportedly been spending time with a young model, Baskin Champion.
In fact, after an outing, she reportedly came over for a sleepover -- albeit one that included other friends.
People reports that, even as cozy as these two have appeared to get, Bieber and Champion aren't dating.
In fact, the Biebs apparently isn't trying to explore any new relationships.
"He isn’t dating."
He might be hooking up -- though we should all remember that this was an alleged sleepover that included other friends. Even with Bieber's reputation, we can't pretend that we know what went on behind closed doors.
But, hookups or no hookups, there's reportedly one thing that occupies his thoughts at all times.
"He thinks and talks about Selena all the time."
Now, plenty of us think and talk about Selena Gomez all of the time -- she's one of the most talented singers on the planet.
In Bieber's case, though, his reported preoccupation with the magical, lyrical, and beautiful songstress is much more personal.
And it sounds like he wants her back ... because he doesn't want to live without her.
"The chapter with her is definitely not finished," the insider reports.
So it sounds like it's safe to say that Bieber is still planning on reuniting with Selena ... even if he has a few sleepovers while he waits for "destiny."
That said, we should remember that the two spending some time apart is not an accident.
"They weren’t getting along and decided to take a break."
Insiders close to the Biebs have sought to minimize the significance of this split, however.
"“It doesn’t seem like a big deal and they will probably be fine again soon."
Meanwhile, Selena Gomez has been getting away and enjoying bikini times with friends on a yacht in Australia.
"She’s just trying to enjoy herself and is spending quality time with her friends."
It doesn't sound like she feels driven to make the Biebs jealous or to leap into a new relationship out of revenge or whatever.
"She’s happy and healthy and isn't focusing on the negativity."
This could be a sign that she just doesn't feel about Bieber the way that he does about her.
It could also just be a sign that Selena is much, much more mature than Justin is.
Neither of these explanations would be a surprise.
However, HollywoodLife reports that, per their source, Justin's sleepover got to Selena.
"She is getting on a plane now, headed back stateside after working on herself in Australia for the week."
We don't know for sure when she had planned on departing, but this source believes that Justin's dalliance played a role in her decision-making.
"Selena is hurt and disappointed after seeing Justin with another woman, and she felt the need to run home immediately."
The source acknowledges that this isn't necessarily Selena rushing back into Justin's arms.
"Things are definitely not done between Justin and Selena," the source concludes. "She still has a lot of things to figure out and she is eager to come home to get clarity on everything."
Honestly, most fans just want Selena to be happy and healthy, no matter what romantic decisions that does or does not entail. It sounds like that's what Selena wants, too.