Selena Gomez’s last go-around with Justin Bieber in 2018 was her final publicly known relationship. The two reportedly ended in March 2018, with Bieber proposing to Hailey Baldwin in July 2018. With a turn of events that quick, the public started to turn against the pop star, and he took to Instagram to do some reflecting in September 2019. “I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships. I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry,” he admitted in a lengthy post addressing how being a child star negatively affected him. “It’s taken me years to bounce back from all these terrible decisions, fix broken relationships, and change relationship habits.”
Apparently that introspection wasn’t enough for Gomez, who said “I felt I didn’t get a respectful closure,” during a January 2020 interview with NPR. Bieber was ready to open up even more a month after Gomez’s interview, and he touched upon what caused their demise. “In my previous relationship, I went off and just went crazy and went wild, just was being reckless,” he said to Zane Lowe and Apple Music. “[With Hailey Baldwin] I took the time to really build myself and focus on me, and try to make the right decisions and all that sort of stuff. And yeah, I got better.” For now, it’s safe to say that might be the last we hear Jelena speak of each other.