It’s baffling to think that Justin Bieber was just 16-years-old when he first started dating Selena Gomez. And now, after years of on-again-off-again drama, it looks like the superstars might be cozying up yet again!
Since their initial breakup back in late 2012, Bieber’s career hit some major bumps in the road. He spazzed out on a photographer while on a tour stop in London last year, got fined for spray painting a building, was arrested in Miami for a DUI, and caught on multiple leaked videos using the racial slurs as a joke. Even with his bad boy image, photos of the two together continued to surface. If you ask us, Selena seems to be the calm to his storm.
Despite being in the headlines for everything but his music, Justin seems ready to make a clean slate with Selena by his side. Although the pair have not explicitly stated they’re back together, the subtext in their social media presence definitely makes it seem that way.
Here’s a timeline of Justin and Selena’s love and affection over the years! Maybe she can pull him out of his slump…
December 2010Rumors of the two dating started to surface when they were spotted together on a cuddly breakfast date at IHOP. Selena denied rumors of any romance at the time, citing they were just friends.
January 2011Things got a little hot and heavy as photos surfaced of the couple looking very cozy on vacation in the Caribbean.
February 2011Justin treated Selena to an entire flower shop, with the local florist having to fill multiple trucks that were delivered to her house. They also made their first official public appearance together on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. They shared a kiss on the lips at the after party.
March 2011Selena appeared on Ellen, where the talk show host called out the singer about her relationship status with Bieber before gifting her with a pillowcase baring Justin’s face.
May 2011The two publicly locked lips at the Billboard Music Awards, one of many highlights that night. They were also spotted in Hawaii showing major PDA.
August 2011Selena hosted the VMA pre-show in LA, and her beau wasted no time kissing her on the cheek during their cute interview on the carpet.
Justin rented out the Staples Center, treating Selena to dinner and a movie for two. A scene in Adam Sandler’s film, Mr. Deeds, inspired the date night. Their meal was catered by the venue’s restaurant, The Lexus Club, and the movie of choice was Titanic.
November 2011A woman named Mariah Yeater filed a paternity suit against Justin Bieber. The suit was later dropped. Even still, his relationship with Selena was unbreakable.
December 2011Engagement rumors started surfacing. Reps confirmed the stories were false and that the two were attending a wedding in Mexico for Shannon LaRossi.
February 2012Justin put a ring on it…a diamond-studded one baring the letter J.
April 2012Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were caught on the kiss cam putting their love on display at a Lakers game.
November 2012Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez officially break up with sources citing their busy schedules as the cause of the split. Even though Bieber was briefly linked to Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin, Justin and Selena were reportedly back together not long after the apparent split.
December 2012We’re told the couple breaks up again while vacationing in Mexico for the New Year’s holiday, but this time it looked like it was for good.
March 2013Justin’s stint of questionable behavior begins. While on tour, the singer was two hours late for one of his concerts, complained about having the worst birthday ever, and lost his cool with a photographer. Not to mention the fact that he also collapsed backstage before one of his shows.
April 2013Reunion rumors sparked when Selena flew to Norway to see the troubled pop star. Shortly after the visit, he posted a shirtless photo of himself with Selena snuggled up behind him.
July 2013Justin posted a picture of him and Selena together, sparking more rumors of a reunion. Huffington Post revealed they spent Fourth of July together.
January 2014Justin fueled more rumors by posting an intimate photo of him and Selena on Instagram shortly after the two were spotted riding Segways near his California home.
Justin and Selena are back at it, this time in a series of dirty-dancing style videos. Of course, they were deleted shortly after they were posted. He also posted a picture of her on his Instagram calling her “the most beautiful princess in the world.”
April 2014Selena joined Justin in Miami for a studio session. Later that month, he posted a picture of himself on Instagram in New York City’s Central Park with a caption alluding to that being the place he wanted to propose to his future wife. It was also reported that they had a big fight after Coachella due to his rumored link to Kylie Jenner.
May 2014Bieber’s linked to more women including Kylie Jenner, models Adriana Lima, and Yovanna Ventura. He also previewed a new song on Instagram called “It’s Working,” possibly sending hints to Selena.
June 2014We’re convinced the Jelena reunion is official. Despite all the trouble the Canadian singer’s been in the headlines for, we’re told Selena’s standing by his side. In the wake of trying to clean up his image, we’ve seen pictures of them cuddling, hanging together at a friend’s birthday party, praying together, and out on a couple of date nights including the movies and the zoo.
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