Selena Gomez shocked me Sept. 10 when she showed off a (hopefully) temporary tattoo of Justin Bieber’s name on her wrist during her Las Vegas concert! It seemed totally out of character!
I jokingly give Selena Gomez a lot of flak for not “loving” Justin Bieber as much as he seems to obsess over her. While Justin, 17, follows Selena, 19, all over the country during her tour, she seems standoffish about her relationship in interviews and even acts like she’s embarrassed of her younger boy. That said, I’m rescinding my previous claims after seeing Selena’s temporary tattoo of Justin’s name on her wrist, which she proudly showed off during her concert in Las Vegas Sept. 10. Talk about dedication!
Selena is a strong-willed and private individual, who doesn’t like the press (or even fans) meddling with her personal life, so branding herself with Justin’s name was a big step in her feelings toward him. For someone who once adamantly called Justin her “little brother,” Selena sure has come a long way!
“When a woman of any age tattoos the name of her guy, that means she’s in love and committed and she’s branded,” Dr. Gilda Carle explained.
Dr. Carole Lieberman, author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets, sees Selena’s new ink as a desperate move that might scare Justin off. Here’s what she had to say:
She’d used her budding feminine wiles to captivate a relatively naive and vulnerable Justin, but his recent behavior has understandably caused her to question whether she has entrapped him for good or just temporarily. He’s been quoted as saying, ‘By 25 or 26 [years old], I want to see myself, like, married or start looking for a family.’ “Start” looking for a family? This would imply that he has not yet found the woman he wants to marry. And, he added, that although Selena is his “girlfriend right now…. I’m not looking to get married now.” It’s no wonder that Selena is getting worried, but a tattoo will not guilt him into marriage, it will just push Justin away more quickly.
Now, I’m not there behind closed doors to hear Selena and Justin’s convos, but if I had to guess, I think something happened between them where he confronted her about having all the power in the relationship. Everyone watches him fawn all over her all the time, which I can imagine is probably emasculating. If I was Selena, I’d want to make a grand gesture to prove to him I love him too — a gesture that people would see.
Judging from Justin’s unending support toward Selena, I bet he was flattered — and thrilled — she took her dedication public last weekend.
I have to give Selena big ole kuddos for handling a major tour, fashion deals AND her first super-public, incredibly serious relationship at the same time. I don’t know how she’s staying sane, but it’s impressive. Thankfully she has a month “off” to regroup and get ready for the next legs of her We Own the Night Tour.
What do YOU think of Justin and Selena’s relationship? Do you think they’ll last for awhile — or burn out like many young relationships are oft to do?
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