Tuesday 22 May 2018

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber 'taking a break' in latest chapter of rollercoaster relationship

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez (L) and Justin Bieber arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. Picture: REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
Selena Gomez attends Coach 1941 during New York Fashion Week at Basketball City on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have reportedly split.

The 'Sorry' singer rekindled his romance with the 'Wolves' hitmaker in November, but they are taking a break following a string of rows, though insiders insist they will "absolutely get back together" and have stayed in regular contact, even though they're not spending time together.

Selena Gomez attends Coach 1941 during New York Fashion Week at Basketball City on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Selena Gomez attends Coach 1941 during New York Fashion Week at Basketball City on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

The source said: "They were having a lot of little disagreements recently and one fight in particular blew up and caused them to decide to 'break up,' however, they've been in contact the entire time and their feelings for each other have not changed.

"They will absolutely get back together and they are not over, but they both need some time away from each other."

Another insider compared the pair - who previously had an on/off relationship from 2011 to 2014 - have been "having issues" and admitted they had found the "pressure" of conducting their romance in the public eye very difficult to deal with.

The source told E! News: "They both have expressed that they have been feeling overwhelmed with a lot of pressure that has come with their public relationship, and haven't been seeing eye to eye on things."

Selena, 25, is currently in New York and hasn't seen Justin since the day before his birthday, which was on March 1.

And she's said to be using her time apart from the 'Love Yourself' hitmaker to try and "mend" her relationship with her mother Mandy Teefey, who was unhappy about her getting back together with Justin.

Selena Gomez (L) and Justin Bieber arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Selena Gomez (L) and Justin Bieber arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The source said: "Things are not amazing between them."

While they may be on a break, the 'Bad Liar' singer made was was thought to be her first public acknowledgement of her relationship with Justin with a birthday tribute last week.

Posting a picture of herself holding a polaroid which appears to be a photograph of Justin, Selena wrote: "March 1, 1994 someone I know that happens to be super cool was born. Boom. (sic)"

The Weeknd and Selena Gomez at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. Picture: REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. Picture: REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

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