Jelena fans, perhaps the most rabid and violent of all online fandoms, have spent the last few days screaming the most important rumor of this week into the void: Selena and Justin have broken up. They're 100 percent positive. And the evidence is pretty damning.
For the past week or so, Justin has been on vacation with his mom, Pattie Mallette. Recently, she posted this picture of the two of them, defending her son from criticism and reminding him she's ~so proud~.
I’m so proud of the amazing young man you are, and the young man you are becoming. None of us are perfect and never will be, (so we will always need patience and grace for each other), but your genuine growing relationship with Jesus is evident in the choices you are making daily and the good “fruit” you bear. I admire your character and integrity. You are maturing beautifully and wise beyond your years. You are so funny that I find myself laughing out loud when I’m alone, remembering of something you said or did. And your heart is gold. I love you to the moon and back. #lovemom . Ps. Did I mention I was proud of you? . . . . . . . #love #happyplace #paradise #vacation
Fans thought this could be her clapping back at Selena's mom, Mandy, who said she wasn't happy about the couple being back together. But it could also be her comforting him after a hard breakup.
One of his latest Insta posts supports the latter theory. His selfie shows him holding a tree and seemingly shading Selena, because it's captioned: "Now I know what love is."
That looks like a breakup revenge post to me. And if it is, I want everyone to know Justin takes greasy-white-boy pettiness to a new level. If this is just him being goofy, he's still gross.
Selena's actions are making it seem like a breakup too. Her last Instagram post was almost two weeks ago. That's a pretty long hiatus for her. Honestly, if I was that beautiful, I'd be posting all the time too.
The home I grew up in, from birth to 13… (no one was home when I knocked this time lol) I visit this place every chance I get. In many ways it very well could have been better than my life today, but I’m grateful for a voice that can enable change today. Even when I don’t know how to do it well or actually want it. I love you Grand Prairie. Thank you. ❤️
It's also slightly fishy that her last post was a picture from her hometown. I feel like visiting your ~roots~ is a traditional way of figuring yourself out after a breakup.
But of course, this is just a theory. And fan theories are often VERY wrong.
One fan, @biebsftlife, thinks the pair might be in the Maldives together and just keeping it the no-photos kind of private. This would make sense, since Pattie seems supportive of the relationship and the two rarely release photos of themselves.
every time the two of them are mia, it’s usually for days and then we get some candids out of nowhere. this is a rare occasion but they can’t hide forever so they’ll be spotted sooner or later pic.twitter.com/8wAiEI5EY1
— . (@biebsftlife) January 12, 2018
@biebsftlife thinks we will see them out and about sooner or later, and doesn't think they've cut it off just yet.
So I guess we have to sit around and try to figure it out. Just like Mandy, I am fucking done with their on-again off-again love. Selena can do better. And I am tired from constantly refreshing TMZ trying to figure them out.