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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez

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Seeing as Justin Bieber made a hit song out of a simple question, "What Do You Mean?," you'd think he'd be more straightforward about what's going on with him and Selena Gomez.

These two have been on and off, hot and cold and pretty much any expression that reflects a rocky relationship, for as long as they've been officially broken up. But in recent weeks something seems to have changed.

Both pop stars caused tweens' hearts to beat through their chests at the end of November when video surfaced of the Biebs serenading Selena while out to dinner. His song choice? "My Girl." Hmmm seems a little suspicious. They would later slow dance to Lionel Richie's "Easy."

"They were honestly mesmerizing to watch slow dance," photographer Lindsey Cavanaugh of Eat Pray Photo, who shot the videos, told E! News. "My business partner gave him the thumbs up and he gave it back to her and laughed, then dipped Selena all the way to the floor."

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez

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"Shortly after that, she sat on the table and he somehow started singing 'My Girl.' She was smiling and in that moment, didn't look like Selena Gomez, rather a girl at a bar being doted on by her first love," the photographer said.

After their romantic evening at the Beverly Hills Montage Hotel the former couple took to the streets where they went for a stroll. Selena was spotted putting her hand on his shoulder, which is the closest thing to pseudo-PDA these two will give us. Neither one has commented about their evening out together, but in a recent interview with InStyle UK the "Same Old Love" songstress made it clear that she doesn't want him to come up in conversation anymore.

"I'm just tired of talking about it," she said. "I never intended for my life to become a tabloid story."

But Tuesday night Justin made his fans' hearts skip a beat again when he randomly posted a throwback photo of him and Selena riding an ATV. 

Originally, his photo didn't have a caption, which allowed the photo to say its thousands of words. But Beliebers and Drake, yes that Drake, started freaking out, so he added, "Just a throwback calm down."

Drake responded, "Damn thought this was a Jelena current day flick," and included a sad emoji.

(Props to the Canadian rapper for using the former couple's celebrity nickname.)

But why the throwback, Justin? Were you just going down memory lane? Do you miss her, or are you actually back together but keeping it on the down low? 

Whether these two are officially back together remains to be seen, it's clear that they were each other's first loves, which makes us think of the expression "first loves never die." If they're friendly exes, great; if they're back together, then we're happy for them, but that doesn't change the fact that they've hurt each other in the past.

"I love to be in love, and I love cuddling," Justin said on an Australian radio show. "I love all that stuff, but I got my heartbroken, so I'm just trying to let that heal up."

"I think people really wanted to see me fail," Gomez told Refinery 29 in October. "I'd sit down in an interview and get the most harshly asked questions. Of course I got my heart broken. Of course I was pissed about it. There, everybody has it. I was so disappointed..."

Maybe the new year will bring a fresh start for these two.