Belieb it or not, Justin Bieber didn’t play a role in Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s breakup.
The Weeknd was the one who decided to end his nearly 10-month romance with Gomez, and he did so simply because their relationship no longer had the same spark it did when they started dated, TMZ reported.
The R&B singer dumped Gomez in a phone call several weeks ago, insiders told the celebrity gossip website, but things hadn’t been right since the summer. The stars reportedly didn’t get to spend much time together of late due to their busy, conflicting schedules.
The split was first reported earlier this week shortly after photos of Gomez with her on-again, off-again ex, Bieber, emerged online. But they did not begin hanging out again until after she and The Weeknd broke up, TMZ reported.
Gomez, 25, and The Weekend — whose real name is Abel Tesfaye — began dating in January. They were first spotted together that month when paparazzi photographers snapped them kissing after a date in Santa Monica.
Bieber and Gomez dated intermittently between 2011 and 2015. They were photographed getting brunch together this past Sunday.
Bieber, 23, is apparently interested in dating Gomez once again.
“He hopes to regain her trust so they can get back together,” a source told People magazine.
Before Gomez, The Weeknd previously dated model Bella Hadid.