Last month, fans were stunned by the news that Justin Bieber and Hailie Baldwin had gotten married in a small, private ceremony in New York City.
Just weeks later, Justin's most famous ex, Selena Gomez, suffered an emotional breakdown that resulted in her hospitalization.
Fans unfairly blamed Baldwin for Gomez's breakdown, and while such criticisms are patently absurd, the timing of the two headline-making events makes it difficult to argue that there's no correlation.
Now, sources close to Gomez are confirming that Bieber's abrupt engagement and marriage did play a role in her fragile mental state -- but that's not the whole story.
“Selena can be a delicate flower, especially because she has had constant medical struggles, but Justin’s engagement and quick marriage threw her off guard and hit her hard,” one insider tells People magazine.
“She and Justin have been on and off for years, although they were so young when it all began,” the source adds.
“Justin was her first big love, and she isn’t over him.”
Fortunately, the insider confirms that Selena's condition is improving, and she's fully committed to the hard work of recovery.
“Selena is feeling better,” the source tells People.
“She is getting the help she needs.”
As for Justin, he's said to be having a tremendously difficult time and is deeply concerned with his ex's well-being.
“This was his first great love, and while he was young and traveling around the world as a superstar, he learned a great deal from her,” one insider says.
“He was extremely upset over what has happened to Selena,” adds the source, who People identifies as a figure in the Miami music scene.
“He feels like she is part of his life and he wants her to be happy and healthy."
Asked if Selena's issues could have a negative impact on Bieber and Baldwin's relationship, the insider admitted:
“It could be a problem down the road.”
Just when you thought the Justin-Selena drama had permanently come to an end.
We guess these two will remain inextricably linked in the minds of fans until the end of time.