Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber: The Real Reason the Celebrity Exes Have Been Spotted Together

It wasn’t too long ago that Selena Gomez and The Weeknd made headlines for going public as a couple. Now 10 months later, they have reportedly broken up. What’s most shocking is that Gomez has been seen hanging out with her ex Justin Bieber once again.

They had a long on-again, off-again relationship that led to Gomez writing songs like “The Heart Wants What It Wants.” So does this mean they are back on again? And what exactly happened between The Weeknd and the singer? We decided to find out.

Here are eight things we know about the situation — including the real reason Gomez and Bieber have been seen together.

1. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber had breakfast at a cafe together

The two made headlines when they were spotted having breakfast together on Oct. 29, 2017, in Westlake Village, California. According to People, this isn’t the first time they have hung out recently. They reconnected after Bieber found out about Gomez’s kidney transplant.

He reportedly went to her house the week before their breakfast together. “He visited her at home last week,” a source told People. “They spent a few hours together as friends. He was very worried after learning about her kidney transplant. He is so relieved that she is doing well.”

This was truly the first time in a long time that they have talked. “Justin lost touch with Selena for a while,” revealed the source “but they are communicating again.” This is all happening after the news came out that Gomez is no longer dating The Weeknd.

2. Bieber reportedly hopes to prove to her family that he’s changed

Justin Bieber performing on stage in a yellow hoodie.

Justin Bieber is reportedly trying to prove he’s changed. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment

The former couple had a really public and messy breakup, so it makes sense why Gomez’s family might be unhappy that they are hanging out again.

“Justin is aware Selena’s family is not thrilled they are hanging out. They think he caused Selena a lot of grief,” a source close to Bieber told People. “Justin hopes he can prove to them that he has changed.”

3. This isn’t proof the exes are back together

Although it looks like Gomez and Bieber may reunite, reports say that the reunion is platonic.

According to E! News, sources say that they are “just friends” and “they both have a long history with each other so they will always have a place in their heart for one another.”

4. But there are rumors that they are dating again

Despite sources claiming they are just friends, it certainly looks like they could be a couple again. The two were spotted together riding bikes then going to a hockey game on Nov. 1. An insider said that the two are together again.

Selena and Justin are back together,” a source said, according to Us Weekly. “Selena and The Weeknd just fizzled and ended amicably — it wasn’t dramatic and it wasn’t about Justin. But Selena always had feelings for Justin. Her friends want her to be cautious because she has been in such a good place post-surgery.”

5. The Weeknd and Selena Gomez grew apart due to work

The Weeknd is on stage holding up a microphone and performing on stage.

The Weeknd and Selena Gomez’s relationship cooled off, due to busy schedules.| Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Although the couple made huge waves when they first started dating, things cooled off due to distance.

It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York,” a source told People. “That wasn’t easy on them.” Gomez reportedly went to his shows when she could but they still grew distant.

6. The breakup was mutual

Selena and The Weekend posing at the MET Gala.

Their breakup seems very amicable. | Theo Wargo/Getty Images For Us Weekly

The good thing is that it doesn’t seem like Gomez’s recent breakup was messy.

“It was more of a mutual break up.  They were distant because of work,” an insider told E! News. “It didn’t end in a bad way.  The relationship was basically over before Justin Bieber and Selena hung out.”

7. The Weeknd is reportedly unhappy the two exes reunited

Abel performing on stage while holding a microphone and looking upwards.

An official statement from the artist has not been made so far. | Theo Wargo/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Their relationship may be over, but the singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, is reportedly not happy about this news. “Abel is upset about Selena hanging out with Justin, especially twice in the same week,” a source told E! News.

But other than this, he hasn’t said anything publicly about the breakup news.

8. But there is another report that The Weeknd is fine with the reunion

Selena Gomez sitting on a couch during an interview.

There are mixed reports about the aftermath of their breakup.  | Giphy

There are conflicting reports on how the singer feels after the breakup. On the same day, E! News also reported that he is actually perfectly fine with what’s happening between Gomez and Bieber.

Abel is not upset about Selena and Justin hanging out,” a source said. “Their relationship was over before they were hanging out.  Abel is not dwelling over anything.”

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