Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have a complicated relationship to say the least. They dated for four years as their careers were reaching new heights only to break up in 2015 and then get back together after Selena got out of a relationship that lasted most of 2017 with The Weeknd.
While it’s great to see any couple rekindle after time apart, it is kind of difficult to forget (even if you can forgive) all of the grimey things that happened during the course of your relationship. If you can put the past behind you (then you are as rare as a unicorn), your family may not be as generous with their forgiveness. That’s exactly what’s happening with good ol’ Jelena. With the holiday season in full swing, Selena’s mama supposedly made it clear to her daughter that Mr. Bieber was not invited for Christmas. Now the young love birds must spend the holidays apart.
There are plenty of other reasons for your family to be stingy with the invites. Maybe it’s a race thing. ANTM judge Ashley Graham has been very candid about how her family treated her husband because he was black and she’s not the only one that has had racial tension with her family and boyfriend. Or maybe your family isn’t very accepting of your sexuality and that makes it difficult to bring someone home, like with Miles in season two of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.
Regardless of which situation applies, let’s say your mama said “Not In My House” like a Dikembe Mutombo GEICO commercial. You have three choices on how to handle this type of sticky situation:
1. Secretly sign under your breath, bring your boo anyway and hope for the best.
This is probably not the best idea unless you’re trying to get roasted like a turkey for blatantly disrespecting your parents house and rules. You have to really know your family to go this route. If your family has no shame, things might get awkward for you and your plus one. But, if your family is non-confrontational they’ll save their comments for later. Either way, you’re likely to get told off.
2. Low-key roll your eyes, say ok and just deal with spending the time apart. Or, break up the day and go house to house.
This isn’t the worst idea considering the holidays come every year. If your relationship is new, you might want to spend the holidays together for lots of #FirstChristmas IG posts, but TBH just leaving it alone means your weird cousin will be remembered as the one that ruined the holidays, not you. Sharing the holiday like a child stuck in a custody battle might seem like a chore, but it might keep everyone (yourself included) happy.
3. Hit your family with the, “I don’t need to come home for the holidays because y’all get on my nerves anyway,” and spend time with Bae (and maybe their family).
This probably won’t go over well with your family, but at least you can wear matching PJ sets. Also, maybe your family will miss you and realize they were wrong for making you choose.
Speaking of complicated relationships, no celeb couple has us asking “are they or aren’t they?” more than Drake and Rihanna. Here’s a timeline of their puzzling, but adorable, relationship.