Why Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber May Actually Work Out This Time

Jelena fans everywhere are rejoicing that the couple seems to be on a steady track to a loving relationship. Though the couple’s former relationship was, at times, tumultuous, it’s looking like things are going to be different this time around. Read on to find out why Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber may actually work out.

1. Justin Bieber recognized he needed to change

Justin Bieber is onstage with one arm up in the air.

Justin Bieber is willing to change for Selena Gomez. | Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

Let’s face it, Gomez and Bieber ere young when they started dating and there are lots of reasons a relationship ultimately doesn’t work out, but a big reason the duo split was because of Bieber’s reckless behavior.

“Justin realized that he needed to change, reached out for help and is doing very well,” a source told People.

Next: Their current relationship has this mature quality.

2. They’re being more communicative

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber walk together while drinking coffee.

Fans are excited to see them together again. | Itsmeqk via Instagram

Celebrities have to be extra communicative because they live such busy lives. When you’re young and in a relationship, you may not know the best way to keep in touch with someone you love when you’re both on the road all the time.

Teen Vogue reports that the two are staying connected through FaceTime and texting, and that when they’re not together they’re speaking all the time.

Next: Bieber’s becoming a man. 

3. He’s acting like a gentleman

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez walk in front of a stage.

He’s going the extra mile to win her heart back. | Robyn Beck/AFP/GettyImages

“This time around, Justin is behaving like a gentlemen and showing how much he cares about her. He’s is a lot more open about his feelings towards Selena, which has been a big sign of him maturing,” a source told E! News.

Bieber’s done a lot of maturing since the last time the couple gave their relationship a go. It seems like he’s taking everything he’s learned over the past few years and trying his best to make things work this time.

Next: Selena’s mental health struggles

4. Bieber’s being supportive of Gomez’s mental health difficulties

Selena Gomez speaking on stage into a microphone.

He is being supportive. | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Billboard

Gomez has been increasingly open about her struggles with anxiety and depression. She even recently sought treatment in New York to work on her mental health.

According to People, Bieber’s been supportive of Selena’s struggle since getting back together (something the old Bieber might not have been equipped to do).

Next: Taking things slow

5. They’re not rushing into things

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

They’re taking it really slow this time. | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

When Jelena first started dating, their relationship was passionate, reckless, and fast-paced. This time around, things are different (at least, that’s the goal).

“He is trying to take things slowly, but it hasn’t really worked. He is too excited to spend time with her. He is waiting for Selena to tell him that they are officially back together. He doesn’t feel any rush, because no doubt they are already emotionally back together,” a source told People.

Next: But can he win over her friends and family?

6. Bieber has to win over Selena’s support system (again)

Selena Gomez and her mom Mandy.

Will he get her mother’s blessing? | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for UNICEF

Due to their heated past relationship, the people in Gomez’s life are skeptical of the couple jumping back into things. As the Cheat Sheet previously wrote, “While Bieber is working on convincing Gomez that he’s a changed man, he will also have to work on regaining the trust of her family and friends.”

A source told Hollywood Life that Bieber is determined to show Gomez and her friends and family “that he isn’t that guy now.”

Next: Ultimately, Bieber had a lot of growing up to do. 

7. Bieber (finally) grew up

Justin Bieber performing on stage.

He’s no longer a reckless teenager. | Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Fontainebleau Miami Beach

A big reason Jelena blew up the first timze around was because the couple was so young, and it’s a lot of pressure to navigate the feelings of a passionate, new love while so intensely in the spotlight. This time around, the couple is older and more mature (especially Bieber — he had a longer way to go).

Now he’s being more communicative, keeping things out of the spotlight, and focusing on wooing Gome. Now the ball’s in her court.

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