Holy heartache. Justin Bieber is opening up about his relationship with ex girlfriend Selena Gomez like never before. In fact, he’s discussing everything from what went wrong to the time in their lives where they were basically married!
Justin Bieber, 21, and Selena Gomez, 23, broke up nearly a year ago, back in October, 2014, and both have stayed pretty mum on the details of their relationship and split. Now, in what might be one of Justin’s most candid interviews yet, he’s speaking about his former love, and their super intense relationship. See why he likened it to a “marriage”!
“Don’t fall in love,” Justin told Complex, in the mag’s new issue. “No, I’m just kidding. I learned a lot. I moved in with my girlfriend when I was 18. Started my own life with her. It was a marriage kind of thing. Living with a girl, it was just too much at that age. But we were so in love. Nothing else mattered. We were all about each other.”
While Justin gushed about how much he and Selena cared about each other, though, he expressed some regret as to how all-in the young couple went. “But when it’s like that and you get your value from that, people will always disappoint you,” he added. “Your girl or your dude, they’re always going to disappoint you. Your full identity can’t be in that person. My identity was in her. Her identity was in me. When stuff would happen, I would lose my freakin’ mind, and she would lose her mind, and we would fight so hard because we were so invested in each other.”
That’s still not all the Biebs had to say! He went on to explain what he’s learned about himself and relationships since splitting from Selena. “Love is a choice,” he said. “Love is not a feeling. People have made it seem in movies that it’s this fairy tale. That’s not what love is. You’re not gonna want to love your girl sometimes but you’re gonna choose to love her. That’s something in life that I had to figure out. I can’t lean on people. I got to lean on God. I gotta trust in him through all my situations. Then, hopefully, my other relationships will flourish around me.”
So intense! What do you think of everything Justin had to say? Do you think he and Selena were too young for such a serious relationship?
— Casey Mink