Bonnie Says: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez's Love Could Last — Even A Lifetime!

Thu, June 2, 2011 6:12pm EST by 30 Comments
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They’re young, they’re talented, they’re cute and they’re in love. And yes, this pair is doing so much right in managing their relationship — they could even LAST!

Ever since Justin Bieber, 17, finished his world tour on May 19 in Japan, he and his paramour, Selena Gomez, 18, have been superglued together.

First, they took the major step of going public as a couple, attending the Billboard Awards, on May 22, together and giving their first nationally publicized kiss, after Justin landed the Top New Artist award.

The pair clearly had thought long and hard about coming out as a couple. While refusing for months to publicly acknowledge that they were dating, they nevertheless were photographed sweetly holding hands at the Vanity Fair Oscars party where she was even pictured sitting on his lap!

Whether it was fear of the wrath of Justin‘s fans, or just fear of publicity about their relationship itself, the couple finally decided to throw caution to the wind, and just enjoy being a young couple that’s in love, just like any other young couple in love.

Granted most young couples can’t afford to jet off to Maui with one of their mom’s chaperoning (that would be Justin’s), and stay in a $10,500 a night suite at The Four Seasons Hotel, but they really are just like most young couples, who can’t stop PDA-ing on the beach.

From the beaches of Maui, they jetted to Selena’s hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas, where they hung out with her mom, Mandy, stepdad Brian Teefy, and even went out to Pappasito’s Cantina with her entire extended family on May 29.

Then, after fishing and a trip to Six Flags Over Texas amusement park, it was off to Justin’s hometown  of Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Now Selena’s been in the midst of a family fest, having breakfast with his mom, Pattie, and grandparents, Bruce and Diane Dale, at  the local Madelyn’s Diner, lunch at his favorite restaurant, Swiss Chalet, with his younger brother and sis, Jasmyn and Jaxson, and even sitting on the sidewalk and watching him play hoops with his boyhood pals.

I’m recounting all this detail because it shows how deeply embedded the two want to be in each other’s lives. Each other’s FULL lives.

Also so key to their relationship is how much they have in common. Both are the children of young single moms, who have successfully managed their careers. Both have large and loving extended families. Both have dads who are still lovingly involved in their lives. Both value their close families — unlike a lot of teens their age.

Both care so much about each other that it’s important that they are welcomed by the families they value.

Both are pop and media superstars. Selena has starred in the hit Disney sitcom, Wizards of Waverly Place, for four years, and has recorded 3 hit albums. Justin is the #1 teen pop star in the world, has sold over 5.5 million albums and starred in the largest grossing concert-movie in the U.S., Never Say Never, which was about his life.

The pair are talented and mature beyond their years and shoulder adult responsibilities and pressures that 99 % of teens their age could never understand.

That’s why it’s so wonderful that they have found and fallen in love with each other. They can truly understand what they are each going through.

Selena has said it herself. “He’s been in my life for so long and it’s just nice to have someone who understands what you’re going through.”

And what they’re going through IS unique. They aren’t kids who were born into wealth, privilege and Hollywood,  like Jaden and Willow Smith. They both had very “normal” middle class upbringings before their extraordinary talent and hard work brought them recognition.

Now does that mean their love can actually last? Other young and committed couples like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears and Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron have ultimately split.

I bet this couple will last. Here’s why:

#1) We all know couples who were high school sweethearts and are happily married years later — so young love can be eternal love.

#2) Justin and Selena have so much in common, they can truly be best friends, not just in-lust lovers.

Experts agree. “Young love can last a lifetime if the relationship is based on mutual respect and admiration, not just hormones, says clinical pyschologist Dr. Shelia Forman, host of Let’s Talk with Dr. Shelia. “Also, as the couple matures if they do it at a similar pace and grow in a similar direction, and if over time their values and goals remain in sync.”

You know what? I think Justin and Selena can do this.

The biggest challenges this pair will face is if they can still be a loving girlfriend and boyfriend and BFFs if either of their careers’ falters.

Will they still love each other if Justin or Selena’s fame fades?

I think they can, but even if their love isn’t forever, it’s the real deal for right now. “This is an age where your identity is first developing and these two kids going through the same experience while their identity developing is perfect,” says Cooper Lawrence, author of The Cult of Celebrity and radio host of The Scott & Todd Show on WPLJ, “it’s perfect that they found each other.”

I think so too, Justin and Selena.

Enjoy your love for however long it lasts!

Do you think they’ll last Hollywoodlifers?

— Bonnie Fuller

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Brittbratt

Posted at 4:18 AM on July 16, 2011  

Justin and Selena are rely great together. If they were not even celebs I bet nothing like this would have ever happened so give them their space and let them enjoy their time together! If they like each other if you were a
true fan of anyone of them you would be supporting them not breaking them apart! Just give them their personal space and let them enjoy there time together. How would you feel if you loved someone and your fans were giving you mean criticism and they were trying to tear you two apart. Think about just thin about it

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sarah

Posted at 6:40 AM on June 15, 2011  

I dont think these kids look the least ‘in love’ hand holding 3ft from eachother! I put $5.00 down that ol Justin is gay. I’ve been on this earth alot longer than most of you gals….This is all for being in the headlines which means more money! Funny how Selena is just coming out with a song or something..someone else mentioned. Give it a couple years, when Justin is a ‘who?’..he’ll have himself a nice little boyfriend..betcha!!!!

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ahem

Posted at 12:07 PM on June 20, 2011  

You cant comment on how far apart their standing from eachother pfft what the hell? Just because his voice isnt deep or whatever you shouldnt call him gay, you’d have to call the other 500 million teenage boys in the world gay just because they were going through puberty.
but i agree Justin might not last.

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gshdikdd

Posted at 8:53 PM on June 7, 2011  

I personally hope they don’t last
Selena is more mature and deserves to date someone with the same maturity. whereas bieber is younger and probably doesn’t want to “settle down” now

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Preciousbieber

Posted at 8:39 PM on June 5, 2011  

they looks cute but just hoping that selena will not broke his heart bcoz if she do that she will face my hotness!i love justin but i hate selena im sorry to say that but i cant force myself i hyate selena!

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Lane

Posted at 2:43 AM on June 5, 2011  

His family doesn’t like her!

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HeLLo

Posted at 2:35 PM on June 6, 2011  

That’s not true, Justin grandparents gave Selena a hug and she was holding his younger siblings and I’m 99.99% sure they love Selena. And Pattie (Justin’s mom) and Selena where sitting together during the awards.

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Connie

Posted at 1:36 AM on June 8, 2011  

How the F@$K Would u know that his family doesn’t like her? Yea that’s what I thought B***h!

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ahem

Posted at 12:03 PM on June 20, 2011  

jealous much?

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wth

Posted at 6:53 PM on June 3, 2011  

where is the “bonnie is nuts” option. Lady I think you should leave the opinions to the posters.

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Stacy

Posted at 10:22 AM on June 3, 2011  

Ok, whoever said it’s illegal has no Idea what their talking about. There is no law against DATING someone two years older(Which she isn’t), in fact, I believe the law only concerns “sexual activity” not dating. Plus, The law says a three year age difference is illegal, not a year and 9 months. Not only that but parental consent for both parties cancels out the laws previously stated. Looks to me like they have parental consent… so the whole “illegal” card is no longer valid, sorry.

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anjella sofia ladaga

Posted at 1:41 AM on June 3, 2011  

these two couples are so cute and i’m so happy for them

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Jacqueline

Posted at 11:50 PM on June 2, 2011  

Marriages that “last” through the years tended to do so better when they started generations before our own. Today’s culture is not as mature as the loved ones were many decades ago. While I wish these two the best, it’s kind of unlikely that in the year 2011 young teenagers are established enough in who they really are to be able to find a love that lasts forever.

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ahem

Posted at 11:57 AM on June 20, 2011  

their not young teenagers anymore, if justin was in highschool he would have graduated by next year. some adults dont even know who they really are yet that kind of thing could last for years its not just teenagers who arent mature enough.

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selena

Posted at 9:42 PM on June 2, 2011  

i am so happy for those two love couples

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Posted at 9:41 PM on June 2, 2011  

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myranda

Posted at 7:57 PM on June 2, 2011  

Hey this is myranda i love u justin bieber comeing to your cosert now am at it love u

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Purple_love

Posted at 7:31 PM on June 2, 2011  

God it`s nopt justin bieber will ever date you. Just be happy for them .

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Jackie

Posted at 7:12 PM on June 2, 2011  

I dont think they’ll last …….In my opinionits all fake Selena is in it for the publicity.Her show just ended she has a new cd and a new movie coming out and like she isnt in the tabloids much. Dating Justin Bieber worlds #1 popstar is gonna make her have A LOT of publicity this is helping her. Like havnt you noticed that since they been dating she’s EVERYWHERE ….this opens more opprtunities for her.

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Ali

Posted at 11:40 AM on June 5, 2011  

I COMPLETELY agree.

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Jessica Joy

Posted at 6:46 PM on June 2, 2011  

I don’t think they will last. Yes they may have a lot in common but he’s still a kid… She is more mature and is ready for a stable relationship, where he isn’t. He still needs to have another year of being a kid. Selena kinda seem’s like she’s just in it for the fame. If you haven’t noticed whenever there’s pictures of them together she makes sure the camera’s can see her face.

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meiner

Posted at 8:04 PM on June 2, 2011  

if I were a photographer, a front picture of Selena Gomez is better, than Justin Bieber

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jess

Posted at 10:33 PM on June 2, 2011  

so true and like really its illegal for them to date shes going to be 19 next month so….

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taketwo

Posted at 5:15 AM on June 3, 2011  

No,no!It’s not illegal for them to date! It’s illegal to have a sexual relationship with a minor 17yrs and under in California as well as other states.The only thing it’s has be proven that they having that type of relationship which is hard.

 
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selena

Posted at 2:08 AM on June 3, 2011  

ew you are a total idiot. paparazzis gets money more when they took faces you moron. i bet you are 10 yrs old,right/ go to school and learn things

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taketwo

Posted at 5:19 AM on June 3, 2011  

Why would the paparazzis get (money more?)when they take faces? Don’t they have their own they can use?

 
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ahem

Posted at 12:01 PM on June 20, 2011  

moron, the paparazzi is paid to get pictures of celebrities and other icons and they take the face so that the public knows its them. why would u even make that kinda comment? it not even smart or tactful and it SUCKS.

 
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sarah

Posted at 6:35 AM on June 15, 2011  

Excuse me but I think you need to go back to school and learn english and some grammer!

 
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Gabby

Posted at 6:38 PM on June 2, 2011  

I hope they dont i really dont like selena gomez and its not beacuse of her and jb

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