As previously reported, Selena Gomez nearly died from last summer's kidney transplant.
Thankfully, however, she survived and is now thriving.
But now fans of the singer are wondering about her relationship with Justin Bieber... which may be on life support.
The artists, who got back together for approximately the 79th time in November, are now taking a break from their rekindled romance, multiple sources confirmed a few days ago.
This is not a break up, these insiders insist, but just a step away from how serious the relationship had become after just a few months.
"They were having a lot of little disagreements recently and one fight in particular blew up and caused them to [make this decision]," according to E! News.
This outlet was quick to add the following, though:
"They've been in contact the entire time and their feelings for each other have not changed."
So... what the heck is going on?
What has driven these stars apart, even just temporarily, when it took them so long to find their way back to each other?
“Selena and Justin decided to take a break mainly because of Selena’s mom and her disapproval of Justin," a source tells Us Weekly, surprising exactly no one who has been following the journey of these singers.
Adds the tabloid:
"Justin’s family loves Selena, but Selena’s family has put her in a very conflicting spot because they still don’t trust Justin.
Selena has tried to convince her family that Justin has changed … but her family just isn’t budging right now.”
This isn't the first (or second... or third...) time that we've heard Selena's mother has a major problem with her daughter dating Bieber.
In mid-December, it was even reported that Mandy Teefy (pictured below with her famous child) had to be hospitalized as the result of a Bieber-related breakdown.
It's also been reported that Selena didn't spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend due to this ongoing tension.
“Her relationship with Justin has really affected her relationship with her mom, and it’s been hard for her because she is super close with her mom," Us Weekly continues.
"Her mom was her rock when she was having her health complications.
"Justin and Selena decided to take a break to give her family some more time to heal and take in the idea of her and Justin being a couple again.”
Sounds pretty mature, actually.
And also like Selena really is just like many other young women her age, trying to convince her parent that the man of her dreams is not actually a nightmare.
Not that anyone can blame Teefy for having reservations, right?
Bieber has broken Selena's heart on numerous occasions in the past.
It would almost be weird if Selena's loved ones didn't give her a hard time about this reconciliation; at least this shows that Mandy cares.
For now, we'll just hope that Selena really is working on her relationship with her mom and that the two will soon kiss and make up...
... so that Gomez can return to doing a lot more than just kissing Bieber. If you know what we mean.