Selena Gomez, it’s your 21st birthday and you can love who you want to! If Justin’s the man you think is “The One,” then you need to go with your heart, no matter what your friends say.
Selena Gomez, Enjoy Your Birthday
Selena, you had a busy pre-birthday weekend — first at friend, Julianne Hough‘s 25th birthday party where you were presented with a birthday cake decorated with a photo of yourself and Justin kissing.
Then on Sunday, July 21, your besties, including Spring Breakers co-star Ashley Benson, surprised you with tacos from your favorite fast food restaurant, Jack in the Box, and THEN you released a fun, wild video for your song “Birthday” at 12:01 AM PST.
You’ve been a busy birthday girl — though of course, your celebrations have been Justin-less, so far.
Selena, Don’t Let Your Unsupportive Friends Get To You
Nevertheless, we hear that your latest romantic reunion is still going well with Justin, despite some pretty heavy opposition from friends, including Taylor Swift.
“Taylor absolutely hates the fact that Selena and Justin are hanging out again and looking like they are getting back together,” a source told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “She feels she is going to get hurt and run back to Taylor when things get bad again. She is ready to say, ‘I told you so.’”
But Taylor isn’t the only one of your close friends who are losing patience with your on and off romance with Justin, according to a report in RadarOnline:
Selena’s friends have stuck by her through thick and thin. But the whole back-and-forth relationship with Bieber is really starting to wear on then. None of her friends really like Justin, or at least, they don’t like Selena with Justin. It’s just not a healthy relationship. He has something on her. She knows he’s not the right thing for her, but she can’t stay away. Her friends have given up and the last thing they want to do is be around for another Jelena breakup.
You’ll Always Have Your True Friends
Despite these reported sentiments, clearly your friends ARE standing by you. After all, they celebrated your 21st with you all weekend, and respected your feelings for him.
“She loves Justin, so he went on the cake,” a source close to you told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Selena’s “very stubborn when it comes to Justin,” another source told us. “She’s got this idea that he’s ‘The One’ for her and that they’ll live happily ever after.”
Well Selena, if that’s the way you feel about Justin, then you are completely entitled to your feelings. No one can tell you how to feel or tell you to repress your feelings.
After all, none of your friends are as close to Justin as you are — no one knows him better. And no one besides you and he really know the intense connection you have and the love you feel for each other.
Your on and off relationship may frustrate your friends because they care about you and don’t like seeing you hurt.
Follow Your Heart, Selena
And both you and Justin are also no doubt frustrated by the ups and downs of your love life, too.
After all, you are both so young — he’s just 19 — and you both have incredibly busy professional schedules and commitments. That means that it makes having any relationship difficult — let along a love relationship — which is constantly stressed by long distance and the pressures of celebrity.
It’s probably a miracle and certainly a testament to the strength of your connection, that you two have been able to stay in love for as long as you have – over two and a half years.
Even when you and Justin split up Selena, you never really date anyone else and Justin has only had the most minor of flings.
Then, every time you let him know that you’re willing to give him another chance, he drops everything and everyone and comes running back to you.
You’re the woman he loves — his “heartbreaker.”
So Selena, don’t bow to pressure from friends and feel guilty about the love you feel for Justin.
If you love him, you love him. Enjoy the passion you have for each other. And hopefully if he truly loves you — which it seems he does — you two can look forward to lots of great times together.
Do you agree HollywoodLifers? Should Selena ignore her friends, including Taylor, and follow her own heart instead? Let me know!