The world is beginning to see a reformed Justin Bieber, but this is the guy Selena Gomez has known all along! The singer couldn’t help but gush over her ex’s talent in a new interview, and defends herself against the critics who put her down for going back to him so many times.
It’s comeback time for Justin Bieber, 21, but there’s one person who has always had faith that the guy he’s becoming now is who he’s always been — his ex, Selena Gomez. The pair may have gone through some tough times, but one thing the “Same Old Love” singer never doubted is Justin’s talent as a musician…and she’s letting the world know it.
“While people were writing that I was stupid for always being in it, this is what I always saw in him,” she tells the New York Times, referring to critics who slammed her for taking the Biebs back time and time again. “I’m like, duh!”
Interestingly, Selena and Justin are both doing big things with their music right now, and will release their new albums just one month apart, on Oct. 9 and Nov. 13, respectively. And while they may not be getting back together (at least right now), they’ve made it pretty clear that they’ll always love and respect each other.
“I’ll forever love and support him in a way that…. We grew up together,” Selena recently admitted to Elle. “I think people want it to be different. Nobody was married. No… I respect him. And I think he respects me, in a healthy manner.” Awwww. It’s hard to remember sometimes that Jelena was so young when they were a couple — but we’ll never give up hope on them getting back together. And apparently the 23-year-old isn’t, either, because when asked by the mag if they’ll ever be a couple again, she just laughed and said, “I don’t know!”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Selena and Justin should get back together?
— Alyssa Norwin