While some believe that The Weeknd used Selena Gomez to boost his fame, the relationship between Selena and Justin Bieber has a lot more critics -- and a lot more fans.
Justin has apparently bared his soul and, it is reported, believes that the two of them are literally destined to be together.
But what does Selena want?
HollywoodLife reports that Justin Bieber is giving Selena space and letting her decide if and when they might get back together.
"Justin is leaving everything up to Selena when it comes to their next move -- if there is one."
That's usually how breaks work. It takes one to break up, but it takes two to reconcile.
"He’s laid his cards out on the table and made it clear what he wants, and what he thinks."
Since Justin's already poured out his heart, the ball's in her court.
"So now it’s up to Selena to decide."
The source goes on to extoll the virtues and maturity of Justin in this time of uncertainty.
"Justin is actually being super cool about the situation."
When a source close to a celebrity says something that optimistic and complimentary, many take it with a grain of salt.
Continuing, the source says that Justin is stepping back to give her the breathing room required to make a decision without pressure.
"And he’s giving Selena all the time and space she needs"
That's good. Never be pushy over something this delicate, folks.
Even while giving her space, the Biebs has reportedly made his own intentions transparent.
"He’s made it clear that he’s not going anywhere, and that he will always be here for her."
So apparently Justin's reported dalliance with Baskin Champion is just, what? A way to pass the time?
We hope that she knows that.
But Justin believes that getting back with Selena (again) is inevitable.
"In his heart of hearts, Justin knows that Selena will come back to him, it’s just a case of when."
"But, they’re destined to be together, that’s one thing Justin really is certain of in life."
Ah yes. Famously, life's only real certainties are death, taxes, and Jelena.
But what does Selena Gomez want?
We're talking about an accomplished actress, a social media master, and one of the most talented singers on the planet.
Also, she's a person. You don't have to be the singer of "Naturally" or "Kill 'Em With Kindness" to deserve autonomy and self-determination.
Recently, she's been spending time with friends and with people from her church -- Hillsong Church, the same global megachurch to which the Biebs belongs.
Will absense make the heart grow fonder?
Or was this most recent Jelena reunion a reminder of why they'd broken up in the first place?
Justin may believe that God blesses his relationship with Selena, but it's not clear that she feels that way any longer.
It's possible to be devoutly religious without believing that your romantic life is divinely ordained.
But we have to wonder how Justin will respond if, in a few months or a few years, Selena still hasn't come crawling back for his once-hot bod.
Maybe he'll accept it and move on. He's shown signs of maturity in recent months.
Or maybe Justin will be the one thing that Selena just can't quit. We'll all find out.