A Complete Timeline of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s Relationship
July 11, 2018
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were first spotted together back in 2010, Beliebers and Selenators have been totally invested in their relationship. As we all know, Jelena had its ups and downs through the years, and now that it’s finally over, we truly can’t believe we survived all of the couple’s breakups and makeups and we’re still here to tell the tale!
Now that the two are officially done for good, we don’t think there’s any better time than now to reminisce about their on-again, off-again relaysh. Just because Justin’s now
engaged to another woman, it doesn’t mean that his romance with Sel was any less riveting. Anyway, are you ready to look back at JB and Sel’s rocky history? Let’s go:
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Back in 2010, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were two of the most talked-about young celebrities in the entertainment business, and NGL, even back then they seemed like a match made in pop music heaven. That's why, when JB and Sel held hands on their first outing together at an IHOP in Philadelphia, both of their fan bases completely freaked out!
It's hard to remember a time when there was absolutely no Jelena drama, but this date was truly the start of it all. That's right! No drama. No shade. And just a little hand holding. Little did we know that for a whole eight years, these two would continue to give us whiplash with their on-again, off-again status.
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Even though we were all fully aware of Jelena's pancake date that happened just a few months earlier, the adorable couple shook us all to the core when the pair arrived at the
Vanity Fair Oscars after-party together as an official couple in February of 2011. From head to toe, the pair looked absolutely stunning, and the way Justin looked at Selena was proof that, although they were young, it was true love.
Later that year, Selena even came forward about her very real feelings about Justin to
Seventeen, saying, "I don't like hiding. I do like to keep certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I'm 18 and I'm going to fall in love. I'm going to hang out with people and I'm going to explore myself, and I'm okay with that." Aww!
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For several months following their
Vanity Fair debut, it seemed like Justin and Selena were absolutely thriving, but after some pesky breakup rumors and a paternity suit in November of 2011 that claimed Justin Bieber was the father of a fan's child, for the first time it seemed like they weren't headed in the right direction.
Unfortunately, in May of 2012, the suspicions that Jelena was over seemed to be true when Sel posted a cryptic photo of herself at the shooting range, captioned, "Releasing some stress today." Soon after, she deleted the post, giving us even more of a reason to think that things between her and JB went south.
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Even though it certainly seemed that things were rocky between Justin and Selena just a month earlier, the couple dispelled any rumors and proved that they were still together (or back on) the following month at the premiere of
Katy Perry's concert movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me.
Obviously, it was a huge relief for diehard Jelena stans to see the couple together after all of those breakup rumors, but, as we all know by now, that was only the first of many hiccups that were to come in their unstable relationship.
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In November of 2012, Jelena fans realized that their concerns about the young power couple splitting up were completely valid because Sel called it quits on the whole thing! Soon after, Justin was linked to Victoria's Secret models
Barbara Palvin and Miranda Kerr and, of course, fans were livid at the thought that he would move on so quickly.
In an interesting turn of events, though, Jelena apparently spent New Year's together in Mexico the following month, and were even caught kissing at the Salt Lake City airport! Obviously, one would assume this meant the two were back on, but not for long because in an interview on
The David Letterman Show in March of that same year, Selena said she made him cry. We seriously can't keep up!
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Despite breaking up with JB several months earlier, it seemed like Selena went running back to her man in April 2013, when she reportedly flew to Norway to see him. Fans discovered that the two reunited via an Instagram photo that Justin posted himself.
In the photo, Selena's armed were wrapped around Justin, and he captioned the photo with, "You've been makin music for too long babe come cuddle – her." Okay, even though this happened
years ago, we're STILL freaking out. And, if that wasn't enough to prove that they were back together, the two shared a smooch the following month at the Billboard Music Awards, where Taylor Swift made a face of disgust as she walked by.
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It seemed like, for a few months at least, Jelena was going strong once again, and she even celebrated July 4th with Justin and their mutual friends! But, even though things seemed like they were going well, mere days after the Independence Day celebration, Selena told the
Associated Press that she was single.
The following winter, Justin was singing a similar tune, but wasn't quite giving up on their relationship altogether. He told radio host
Big Boy that they were in an off-phase of their relationship, but "she's a great woman." So sweet!
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Luckily, in January of 2014, it finally seemed like that off-phase was officially over and done with! Justin posted a photo on his Instagram of Sel hugging him from behind with the caption, "Love the way you look at me." We mean... could they get any cuter?!
Well, apparently, the answer to that question is yes because when Selena appeared on the carpet of the 2014
Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Justin reposted the photo on his IG and referred to her as "the most elegant princess in the world." WE. CAN. NOT!
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Following their same old
love pattern, though, it was reported that, in April of 2014, the couple got into a blow-out fight at Coachella when Selena found photos of Kylie Jenner on his phone. Obviously, photos of other women are NOT what you want to see on your man's phone, so it wasn't all that surprising to find out that the two had, once again, gone their separate ways.
Following the Coachella incident, Selena was spotted canoodling with
Orlando Bloom, while Justin was romantically linked to several different women, including Kylie Jenner, Adriana Lima and Yovanna Ventura. Yikes!
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The lovebirds may have hit the brakes on their relationship in the spring, but by June, the couple appeared to be back at it again just in time for summer! The first inkling that things were back on came when Justin posted and then deleted an adorable black-and-white photo of the pair getting snuggly, which he captioned with, "Our love is unconditional."
For the next few months, the happy couple was spotted together on several different occasions, but Justin took to Instagram again in August to share another adorable photo of the couple, proving once again that the two were in a good place. But, if that wasn't official enough for you, Justin also admitted that he and Sel were back together under oath during a legal deposition for
assaulting a paparazzo. Well, at least he said it under oath!
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You could probably guess what happened next because, in October of 2014, JB and Sel split once again after a bad argument that took place at an airport in France. The next couple of months were full of Justin vying for her attention on social media, and Sel tweeting about her loneliness and releasing songs like "The Heart Wants What It Wants," which she told
Ryan Seacrest was about Justin.
Then, just two months later, Justin had to dispel rumors that he was
dating on social media, saying, "People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise." Soon enough, however, it seemed like both Justin and Selena began taking steps to move on without each other. Hailey Baldwin
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In January of 2015, rumors began to fly that Selena and
Zedd had a romance in the works. Many fans of both Selena and Justin would probably agree that this time around, it finally seemed like they were moving on from their toxic relationship, but while Selena seemed to be in a serious relationship, Justin seemed a little, well... lost.
Around the same time that Selena was with Zedd, Justin was romantically linked to a few different women, including
Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and model Jayde Pierce. Needless to say, none of those flings quite worked out and, eventually, Justin found his way back to Selena once again.
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When it comes to Selena, Justin was never one to shy away from grand gestures, and in November of 2015, Justin tried to win Selena back by serenading her with a rendition of "My Girl" at the Beverly Hills Hotel bar. At this point, Sel had already broken up with Zedd, and the reason for their breakup was because she still had feelings for Justin. SHOCKER!
Even though it's still unclear to this day what happened in the months following the serenade, it isn't too far-fetched to think that these two gave their romance a shot once again. We mean, they
have done it many times before!
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We may never know what happened between Justin and Selena after the night he serenaded her, but what we do know is that whatever it was, it didn't work. In May of 2016, Selena grabbed a sign from a fan in the audience at her concert that said, "Marry Justin Please," and she crumpled it, so even without saying a word, her message was loud and clear.
In that same month,
TMZ released photos of Selena and Orlando Bloom getting close, even though he was with Katy Perry at the time. Although that didn't amount to anything, Justin found a romance of his own — this time, with Sofia Richie. Clearly annoyed by the photos Justin shared of Sofia on his feed, Selena left shade in the comments, saying, "If you can't handle the hate, then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol." OUCH.
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As we're sure you're already aware, one of Sel's most recent relationships was with
The Weeknd, which started in January of 2017 and lasted for 10 months, which brings us to Selena's kidney transplant. When Selena bravely took to Instagram to share the intense medical journey she'd just been on with her fans, it's safe to say her entire life changed, including the realization that perhaps The Weeknd wasn't the one for her.
Then, in an unbelievable turn of events, JB and Sel were spotted hanging out in October, the day before the news broke that
Selena and The Weeknd went their separate ways. Suddenly, things got hot and heavy between the star-crossed lovers once again, with the pair riding bikes, going to church together and Selena sitting on the sidelines of Justin's hockey games. Wow... these two keep us young!
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NGL, when we learned Justin and Selena were back together, we were excited to wake up each morning in the hopes of seeing more photos of the couple gallivanting around town. However, our dreams were quickly crushed when
reported that the couple was, once again, pumping the brakes on their relaysh. E! News
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Jelena shippers around the world were totally heartbroken when Justin confirmed his
engagement to longtime friend . Selena was seemingly Hailey Baldwin unbothered by the news, but we're still sad AF! The announcement marked the end of the Justin-Selena era, but we will never forget all of the good (and bad) times these two shared. #RIPJelena