Over the weekend, Justin Bieber proposed to Hailey Baldwin. These two, who were exes until very recently, are now engaged.
But what does the Biebs’ most famous ex, Selena Gomez, think? She was dating him (again) just a few months ago.
Now, a source close to her is sharing exactly what she thinks about Justin and Hailey’s sudden engagement.
A source close to the beautiful and talented Selena Gomez reveals to Life & Style exactly what she thinks of Justin’s abrupt proposal.
The insider says that Selena "knows that he will come running back eventually."
Well, he certainly has in the past. Again and again and again.
Selena is so confident, the source says, "because she has no doubt in her mind that the two of them will break up, as they did before."
It’s hard to argue with that. Has enough changed for Justin and for Hailey to prevent history from repeating itself?
Just because Selena believes that Justin will come back to her doesn’t mean that she’s looking forward to it.
"This whole thing with Hailey is the exact reason why Selena doesn’t want him anymore," the insider explains.
Justin has definitely changed. He might not have the alleged sobriety issues of his past, but he’s swapped that for 100 hours of tattoo work on his body.
Also, in his most recent photos, he kind of looks like somebody’s stepdad. Not a specific person, just the concept of a stepdad. It’s partially the facial hair.
But Selena has more issues than that, it seems.
"He can never be without a woman" the source explains about Selena’s frustrations. "And she does not believe any of his lies anymore."
If you’re thinking good for you, Selena! You’re free! … well, you’re not alone.
Sources close to Selena’s family, and particularly to her mother, Mandy Teefey, say that the sentiment is a popular one.
"Her family feels that no one has ever gotten under her skin like Justin," the insider dishes.
That is very difficult to dispute. Between her songs about him to how many times they’ve gotten together, he’s clearly left a lasting impact on her.
(Anyone else suddenly nostalgic for that time when Selena was still shading Justin about being short and they hadn’t so much as kissed? Good times)
"And," the source continues. "Ultimately, he affected her in a deeply negative way."
Sometimes, even the longest and most impactful relationships are toxic. And Selena is going through a lot with her ongoing battle with Lupus.
"Mandy really believes that Selena will be able to heal faster without him," the insider concludes.
Fans were also quick to link news of Justin’s engagement to Hailey with thoughts of Selena.
"I can’t be the only one who thinks Justin Bieber only proposed to Hailey Baldwin to get Selena Gomez’s attention," one fan tweeted.
That same Twitter user continued, writing: "I feel like he will always love Selena and everyone else is a rebound."
Another person wrote: "Justin is engaged to Hailey Baldwin after a month of dating."
They continued: "and people making it a big deal because Hailey was his rebound from Selena years ago."
Some of those folks wonder if Hailey is once again Justin’s rebound.
Selena Gomez has her own life to live. She’s an actress and an extraordinary singer.
She and her life are not defined by Justin Bieber.
But the news of Justin and Hailey’s engagement came as relief to no shortage of Selenators who want to see Selena live her best life.
Jelena, they believe, can remain where it belongs in the ashes of history.