Fresh off reports that singer Justin Bieber is seeking treatment for anxiety and depression, a new rumor is suggesting some of his prior upset could be over his ex Selena Gomez.
In the Feb. 18 edition of OK! Magazine, it is reported that Bieber’s wife, Hailey Bieber, is upset with the “Baby” singer for allegedly meeting up with Gomez, who he dated on and off for several years. The tabloid goes on to claim that the couple, who legally wed last year, is seeking a divorce due to his communication with Gomez.
While the singer’s rep denied the accusations set forth by the publication, there are some pieces of the story involving Gomez that are sure to get fans of the former couple buzzing.
In the article, it is claimed by an “insider” that Bieber has been reeling from Gomez’s emotional “breakdown” last year and may still have feelings for the “Come & Get It” performer.
“Justin’s been feeling conflicted ever since he learned of Selena’s breakdown. He knows his marriage came as a huge shock to her and he could’ve handled things better. Justin just feels terrible — it’s clear he still isn’t over Selena,” the source told the magazine. “Justin’s never gotten over Selena — even after marrying Hailey.”
The insider added, “Before Hailey, he always talked about giving their relationship another shot. He never stopped loving her.”
According to the report, Bieber’s public crying episodes were the result of Gomez’s struggles, which are said to have “overwhelmed” him.
Bieber was infamously seen weeping during a visit to Universal Studios Orlando last fall with Hailey in tow. At the time, Life & Style Magazine reported he was “obviously” crying about Selena.
Justin Bieber, pictured on Dec. 31, 2016, in Miami Beach, Florida, is rumored to have not gotten over his breakup with Selena Gomez, seen here at The Forum on April 19, 2018, in Inglewood, California. Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Fontainebleau Miami Beach/Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE