Justin Bieber has pretty much owned the world the last 2 years. And through it all, including what amounted to a bogus paternity claim, Team Bieber has never wavered - not a stumble, not a break in stride, not a crack in the facade.
But it happens to all of them. You know. When they start that young and when it happens so fast, it will always happen to all of them.
It’s been about 2 or 3 weeks or so. The Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez breakup rumours have been building. Selena’s been overseas working on a movie. Ten days ago Bieber posted a message on his Twitter that suggested it was done:
"thank you for the time i had with you but i have to move on now"
It was subsequently deleted - of course - and claimed to be a fake. But at the same time, Selena shut down her Instagram where she’s posted sweet pictures of the two of them through their relationship. It’s the modern equivalent of telling everyone in first period that you guys broke up over the phone the night before.
To tell you the truth, and not just because I’m an old lady and don’t really understand the significance of electronic social media manoeuvres as they relate to romantic status, but also because #Justin+Selena4EVAH, I was reluctant to believe it. Puppy Love dies eventually, sure, but... CAN’T WE JUST HAVE THE SUMMER!?!?
Well, Selena returned to LA and Bieber the other day. He picked her up at the airport. They embraced passionately. They’ve been out every day since, conveniently papped so as to assure us that everything is fine...
Justin lost it on a photographer on Sunday afternoon. Enough to have lost his shoe in the process. Enough that Selena had to step in and talk him down. And look at that pouty face. I know that look. I have seen it on teenage boys often enough. See Chris Brown. This is not just about having your picture taken. This is so much more than someone getting in his way. This is about not getting his own way. And being called out on his sh-t. And losing.
First breakups are rough. You do it once a week for months before it sticks. Is the end approaching? How will I deal? CAN’T WE JUST HAVE THE SUMMER???