While Justin and Selena have had many great moments in the spotlight, they’ve also each had a few breakdowns that they’d probably like to forget.
It’s a lot harder to be young and beautiful and famous than you’d imagine. Just ask Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, the on-again, off-again couple who has had enough public breakdowns in one year to last most people a lifetime.
Justin Bieber’s Breakdowns: Public Urination, Arrests & More
We can start with the obvious one in the relationship — you know all about Justin’s running list of troubles. The singer had several issues sprout up at the beginning of 2013, but he really started to go off the deep end in July when a video was released of him peeing into a mop bucket inside a restaurant. And not only did he urinate he public, he also shouted “F**k Bill Clinton,” while doing it for some reason.
Since then his downward spiral has only accelerated. In 2014, he graduated from public outbursts to literal troubles with the law. In three short weeks in January, Justin’s house was raided in relation to the egging he carried out on his neighbor, he was arrested for DUI and drag racing in Miami, and also charged for assaulting his limo driver in Toronto.
Considering the rate of Justin’s controversies, we don’t know whether to be angry or impressed. Because seriously, being that bad takes work.
Selena Gomez’s Lip-Syncing & Rehab
Selena’s breakdowns have been so much more related to her emotional stability, as opposed to Justin, who seems to be bringing most of it on himself.
We got a hint that Selena was on somewhat shaky ground in Oct. 2013 when the singer broke down during her concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The singer barely made it through her song “Love Will Remember,” which is known to be about Justin.
Unfortunately things got more serious from there. Her second meltdown came in December at Jingle Ball when her backing track cut out and it was revealed that she was lip-syncing. As her song ended, her mic went live and she was clearly heard yelling “What the f**k!?” It was a side of the singer that we had never seen before, and it was actually a little frightening.
Selena’s mini-breakdowns culminated into a larger one when the singer checked herself into rehab on Jan. 5 for “young adult issues, working too much, and relationship issues,” a source told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. The “Come & Get It” singer was losing control of herself (we’re sure Justin’s above antics were a factor as well) and she needed a moment to cool down.
We love both Justin and Selena, so we hate seeing them go through such hard times, but if anyone doubts that growing up in the spotlight is hard — just look at Justin and Selena.
— Andrew Gruttadaro