Is it possible they are dating? This question has been a constant in human history since the advent of gossip magazines. It doesn’t seem like it will go away anytime soon. From Marilyn Monroe to John F. Kennedy, Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie, and now… Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez.
Their relationship has been a story for history. We’ll be chronicling their long-running relationship, including dramas, feuds, and everything in between.
December 2010, the first date
Gomez, 18, was seen with Bieber (16) at an IHOP. They later denied that anything was romantic. Gomez, 18, and Bieber, 16, were seen cuddling at an IHOP.
January 2011: New Year, New Relationship
The couple were spotted kissing in St. Lucia on New Year’s Eve, which is a sign that something is definitely romantic.
It’s official! February 2011
The couple makes their red carpet debut at Vanity Fair’s Oscars Party. Photos of the event were later dubbed ‘Jelena’, causing a flurry of fan meltdowns.
November 2012: They split
The couple have their first separation after two years of being together, complete with helicopter rides and pregnancy rumours. The couple’s young age and trust issues are the main causes of their split.
April 2013: Get it Now
Gomez releases her song, “Come & Get It”, and many fans believe the lyrics refer to Bieber. A few days later, Bieber deletes an Instagram photo that Gomez posted and then deleted — a glimpse of the volatile relationship the young singer had with the social media platform.
December 13: They aren’t speaking, at all
Bieber confirmed that he and Gomez have stopped talking days before Christmas. In the same interview Bieber also said that he still loves Gomez.
January 2014: Things go down
2014 was a difficult year for Jelena lovers. Bieber was arrested for drink driving and vandalism. He also lost custody of his pet monkey, and was suffering from media backlash due to his bad boy image. Gomez was arrested for drink driving and accused of vandalism. Everyone thought it was for Bieber and drugs, but the reality is that they are not in a relationship.
July 2014: Justin against Orlando
Bieber is reportedly a victim of Orlando Bloom’s fist fight in Ibiza. Although the source of the fight is unknown, speculations are rife about whether it was Miranda Kerr or Selena Gomez. However, it does make headlines and confirm Bieber’s reputation.
November 2014: Hailey!
Justin Bieber, who had dated a number of models earlier this year, is now linked to Hailey Baldwin.
2015: Things get confusing
The couple is often referred to as “the lost Jelena Years”, but it’s difficult to track their interactions throughout 2015. Before things turn serious towards the end, both had several other relationships, including Gomez dating Zedd.
November 2015: The serenade
The video shows Bieber serenading Gomez inside a hotel room. Rumours rekindle. Is it possible they are dating? While the relationship was not stable at all, we concluded that they are still in touch. You can read all about Jelena November 2015 here.
January 2016: More Hailey
Bieber and Hailey Baldwin begin dating, which confirms Jelena’s current status. It doesn’t take too long for things get ugly (read: bizarre).
August 2016: Instagram war
Things went sour for Bieber. Bieber posted a series Instagrams with Sofia Richie, his current girlfriend. Fans revolted and began to abuse Bieber. He threatened to delete his Instagram. Gomez responds in shock, writing in the comments section: “If your hate is too much then you should stop posting photos of your girlfriend lol. It should be a special occasion between you two.” Be kind to your fans. They will love you.”
A total war ensues.
They accuse one another of cheating and make a series of scathing comments. Gomez then takes to Snapchat to apologize. Bieber then deleted his entire Instagram account.
October 2017: A new beginning?
Selena Gomez and Bieber are seen together having breakfast after not speaking for more than a year. This is just days before the news of her split with The Weeknd. Bieber and Gomez were seen again together, even going to church, just days after the news of their breakup was revealed. Us Weekly A source says that Bieber “texts her nonstop and meets up with her whenever he’s able”.
November 2017: It’s on
November 2, The two were spotted riding bikes together in Los Angeles. They look quite comfortable and it is rumoured that they are back together. The pair is clearly on speaking terms, if nothing else.
Are we back together? This could be Jelena 3.0 if history is any guide.
November 3, A source confirms that Us Weekly the pair are indeed a married couple. She said “Selena had always felt for Justin.” Because she is in such a positive place after surgery, her friends advise her to be cautious.
TMZ confirmed that the romance is back and said the pair are “clearly in love”. We have Jelena back.
November 17, A couple were spotted kissing, which confirms that they are indeed in a relationship. Gomez was photographed alongside Bieber at an Ice Hockey game. She is seen leaning over the rail and pecking Bieber on his lips in front of hundreds. If we have ever seen it, confirmation.
March 2018: It’s back!
Gomez posted a message on Instagram to wish Beiber happy birthday. However, the news has now emerged that they are currently on a break after being spotted leaving Hillsong’s church service apart. People reported that the couple are now “on pause” to “focus their spirituality” and “get along better.” They will likely be back together soon and it doesn’t seem to be a huge deal.