When the world first learned that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez had gotten back together yet again, fans braced themselves for the fallout of another ugly breakup.
Sure enough, Selena and Justin split after just a few short weeks of peaceful reconciliation.
And just as fans feared, the Biebs is once again showing his petty side and displaying tremendous insensitivity toward Selena's fragile emotional state.
Based on their recent interactions, it seems Bieber is dating Baskin Champion, a 22-year-old model who has been spotted with the singer several times in the past two weeks.
However, those who know Justin best say that he's not actually serious about his relationship with Champion and is simply using her to make Selena jealous.
"Selena is telling her friends that she doesn't give a f-ck what Justin is up to and the fact that he is seeing other women is the exact reason why she ended this last time,"
But those who know the singer best are buying into her feigned flippancy:
"Selena has been acting very distant from everyone and there's been a lot of concern for her well-being because she's been acting off."
Selena checked into rehab twice in as many years, and while there's been no indication that she's fallen off the wagon as a result of her breakup, that possibility is the greatest fear of her loved ones these days.
Gomez received a kidney transplant last year, and the likelihood that a period of hard-partying could have catastrophic consequences is frighteningly high.
Even discounting her latest breakup, the past year has been an incredibly tumultuous one for Gomez.
Gomez has cut ties with her mother, Mandy Teefey, who was apparently hoping that their relationship would benefit from Selena parting ways with Bieber.
"Her mother Mandy was hoping that the breakup would bring Selena back into her life but that hasn't happened," says the source.
"Mandy has literally tried everything she can and Selena just does not seem interested in working things out at all."
It's yet another reason that Selena's inner circle is said to be deeply concerned for the 25-year-old's welfare.
"Selena's friends think the only reason she got back with Justin in the first place was to break his heart for breaking her heart so many times."
We guess that mission was less than successful.