Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez - A Timeline Of Their Romance

Everything you need to know to about the A-list duo's rocky relationship
Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez - A Timeline Of Their Romance
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Shortly before Selena Gomez and recent ex The Weeknd called it the quits, Selena and her very famous ex, Justin Bieber, started publicly hanging out again, with dates that ranged from cute breakfast meet-ups and bicycle rides, to late night dinners and church events.

Although Justin has not been named the reason for Selena and The Weeknd’s split, which is said to have been a mutual decision, it seems as though the pair have wasted no time in rekindling their romance. 

The the duo are yet to make anything “official”, but Selena wearing Justin’s sweaty hockey jersey after his game last week is making it hard for fans to buy their “just friends” line.

While we wait for them to go Instagram official, brush up on their rocky past with a timeline of their romance, in all its glory... 


After Justin’s manager contacted Selena’s manager and the two met, they immediately become good friends.

New Year's Eve 2009

Biebs serenades Selena at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve (the show that Ross and Monica Gellar are obsessed with…)

September 2010

Rumours emerged that the “friends” had started sparking rumours about dating, however, Selena, in her now-infamous appearance on The Ellen Show, debunked such rumours by awkwardly claiming, “He’s like my little brother.”

December 2010

Paps snap Biebs and Selena sharing a New Year's Eve smooch on a boat – like a scene from a Nicholas Sparks film. Soon after this Jelena are forced to admit they're an item.

February 2011

Selena and Justin 2011

The couple makes their *stunning* red carpet debut at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and finally publicise their relationship.

March 2011

Selena finally tells Ellen DeGeneres all about her relationship with Biebs, while he gushes about her to People magazine, saying, "She's hot. Of course every guy likes the girl to be hot, which Selena is. But I like to mess around and pull jokes on people so I like to be around people who make me laugh and share my sense of humour. She is a really great person and I think she has the best smile in the world."

August 2011

Biebs and Selena jet off to Mexico for their first holiday together. But things aren't all loved-up for long…

September 2011

Biebs faces cheating allegations after a fan – Mariah Yeater – claims he fathered her child. He's also spotted sneaking out of a model's hotel suite.

November 2011

The couple put on a brave face at the AMAs.

Selena and Justin 2011

November 2012

Jelena split up for the first time after being together for 18 months. But no one really knows why. Later that month he was spotted on a string of dates with Victoria Secret models, while Selena admits she'd really like to date Zayn Malik.

"I really shouldn't have said that, should I?" she then added: "I'm young and I'm experimenting. I'm experiencing life."        

April 2013

Selena flies to Norway for Bieber’s tour where the Sorry singer posted a shirtless picture of himself with Selena captioned, “You’ve been makin’ music too long babe come cuddle.” 

May 2013

Biebs then posts a photo of himself with Selena, and the internet goes crazy at the prospect that they might be back together.

Later that month, one of Selena's best mates, Taylor Swift sticks her tongue out at them kissing on the Billboard Awards red carpet. Actual lol. 

June 2013

Selena denies they're back together. She tells InStyle magazine, "I don't know. I'm a kid, and a break-up is normal. I have to go through the emotions and feel it out. I'm doing my own thing, being with my friends, and he's doing very well too."

July 2013

Biebs posts a #TBT photo of him with Selena, and captions it "#Heartbreaker".

January 2014

Biebs posts another photo of them together with the caption: "Love the way you look at me". But no one can figure out if it's recent photo or another throwback.

March 2014

Biebs posts a photo of Selena and captions it: "Most elegant princess in the world." Bit weird, but whatever…

Most elegant princess in the world.

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July 2014

Orlando Bloom punches Biebs in Ibiza because he allegedly hooked up with Orlando's ex-wife Miranda Kerr while they were still married. Plus there are a LOT of rumours doing the rounds that Orlando and Selena have hooked up.

September 2014

Selena and Justin are spotted jetting off to Toronto, Canada together on a private plane.

November 2014

Selena breaks down while singing The Heart Wants What It Wants at the AMAs, and everyone obviously assumes it's to do with her relationship with Biebs.

October 2014

Selena and Justin both are in Paris but Justin is seen out for dinner with Kendell Jenner. Later the two attended the same event but kept their distance… they were reportedly broken-up.

November 2014

Selena is seen breaking into tears in her music video for the The Heart Wants What It Wants, a break-up song about the ups and downs of the duo’s relationship.

May 2015

Jelena can be seen hanging out in a video on Rich Wilkinson Jr.'s Snapchat.

June 2015

Selena's name makes a cameo on Justin’s Where Are Ü Now  nusic video and, in November 2015, Bieber reveals to Ellen that his then-new hit What Do You Mean, Sorry and Mark My Words are all about Gomez.

September 2015

Selena says she doesn't think her and Biebs will ever get back together. Sad times.

Speaking to Elle magazine, she says: "Genuinely, I'll forever support him and love him in a way that.... we grew up together. I think people want it to be different." And when asked if they would ever get back together she replies, "I don't know."

And Biebs tells Complex magazine that their relationship was so intense, it was doomed.

"We were so in love. Nothing else mattered. We were all about each other. But when it's like that and you get your value from that, people will always disappoint you," adding. "Your girl or your dude, they're always going to disappoint you. Your full identity can't be in that person. My identity was in her. Her identity was in me."

November 2015

Biebs serenades Selena in a bar. Whether she wants him to or not…

@justinbieber singing my girl to @selenagomez....is this real? Pure magic.

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Later that month, Biebs and Selena are spotted snuggling in the street. Plus, Justin admits in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that he would get back with his former girlfriend.

"Um, maybe? We have a lot of history together, and I am sure it could possibly happen," he says when asked about a reconciliation.

"I think we are both just on our own journeys and figuring ourselves out, and I think maybe once we figure ourselves out we can come back and make an awesome duo or she finds someone awesome and I'll find someone awesome. I just want her to be happy."

The same month Justin is spotted out with Kourtney Kardashian, with insiders claiming the duo had been secretly hooking-up for four months.

December 2015

Biebs shares ANOTHER throwback photo of him and Selena. And then another one captioned: "Just a throwback calm down."

Crazy throwback

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Just a throwback calm down

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February 2016

Selena congratulates Biebs on his Grammy win, saying, "I'm very happy for him. Honestly, so cool," she said, before complimenting Biebs' collaborators Skrillex and Diplo. "They have such a cool energy amongst all of them to be able to create something like that. It's really great."

But she also hits out at the attention of the relationship and claims she's "exhausted" by it.

Speaking in W magazine's March issue, she says: "I'm so exhausted. I honestly am so done. I care about his health and well-being. But I cant do it anymore."

March 2016

Guess what… Biebs posts another throwback photo of him and Selena, but this time they're kissing. He captions it, "Feels."

15 August 2016

Biebs posts a bunch of photos of him with his new ladyfriend, Sofia Richie, on Instagram. After his fans start trolling Sofia, Biebs changes the caption on one of the snaps to: "I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like."

Selena comments on the picture with: "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol -" she wrote. "It should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love and supported you before any one ever did."

Biebs wasn't crazy about Selena's comments, so replies to her saying: "It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love. I'm not one for receiving any kind of hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and eachother. And yes I love my beliebers."

Selena then replies saying: "Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are the ones pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive. No wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love."

Biebs has the final say by replying: "I cheated... Oh I forgot about You and Zayn?"

Woah… is this Biebs telling us Selena cheated on him with Zayn Malik?

16 August 2016

Justin deletes his Instagram account.

January 2017

Selena gets cozy and is seen kissing The Weeknd, who she then went public with. 

selena gomez justin bieber the weeknd

September 2017

Selena's assistant puts the nail in the Selena-and-Justin-getting-back-together coffin by saying she is "so beyond done" with her once on-off boyfriend, Biebs.

25 October 2017

Forget what Selena's assistant said - apparently Biebs and Selena are friends again! They've been hanging out and everything! Paparazzi photographed Selena walking into her Studio City home Sunday evening 10 minutes after Biebs arrived there in his car. They were with other people, the outlet details, and The Weeknd was reportedly aware. He knows they're friends; he would've been there too if he wasn't on tour.

Multiple sources told TMZ that Biebs and Selena also hung out last week and first reconnected around the time Selena announced she'd had a kidney transplant.

31 October 2017

Just five days after it's reported that Biebs and Selena are pals again, Selena and The Weeknd reportedly split up. Coincidence?

1 November 2017

Bieber and Selena are spotted hanging out in Los Angeles for the second time in four days, after being papped on a bike ride.

2 November 2017

Selena is spotted wearing Justin's ice hockey jersey after watching him play ringside. Wearing each other's clothes is a definite sign that things are back on, right?

3 November 2017

Insiders say Selena and Justin are dating! Jelena is happening! A source tells US Weekly: "Selena and Justin are back together. Selena and The Weeknd just fizzled and ended amicably—it wasn't dramatic and it wasn't about Justin. But Selena always had feelings for Justin. Her friends want her to be cautious because she has been in such a good place post-surgery."

Adapted from Cosmo UK, with aditional text added