Listen up, female Beliebers. Justin Bieber is single, but not ready to mingle...yet!
Still rehabbing his reputation and image, Bieber told USA Today that he has time for only one person in his life: himself. After a few years of ups, downs and a couple arrests, Bieber is trying to transition back into the good kid (well, adult now) we all admired pre-troubles. And that means staying single for now.
"Well, at this point in my life I'm so focused on myself that I'm not looking for a girlfriend," he told the newspaper. "I'm just trying to make sure I'm 100 percent so I can add to the person I want to be with."
After a four-year, on-again, off-again relationship with Selena Gomez, it seems Bieber has matured enough to learn what could make for a good match given his level of fame and fortune.
"I want a girl I can trust, who I can lean on," he explained. "This business is hard, and I want someone I can confide in."
Looking for someone he can "trust" doesn't stop with a future girlfriend; the Biebs has also let go of some people in his entourage that he didn't feel were helping him in a positive way. "I left a lot of people behind who weren't on the same journey I was on, and I've got a lot of new people in my life who are pouring into me, and not taking away from me," he confessed.
But now, after a Comedy Central Roast and several apologies, Bieber said that not only do his friends see a positive change in him but also he recognizes some goodness within himself—a change that gets reflected in his eyes.
"Well, my eyes," he said when asked what his friends would say was the biggest change in him. "You know how you can tell a person by their eyes, their intentions and where they're at? Well, my eyes changed, they got softer and brighter. They're open. I have more of a grasp of who I am at this point."
Although he seems to have overcome his troubled past—or at least is in the process of moving past it—he chalks a lot of his questionable actions over the past few years to growing up in the spotlight. But he takes responsibility for his decisions.
"Growing up in front of the cameras since I was 13, 14. You need to have those mess-ups without anyone judging you, and that's not something I was able to do," he explained. "I think that people realize, they see it now, the transition."
He continued, "We can talk and do interviews and I can say I'm in a better place, but until they see the walk, and see the transition come to life, that's what's really going to matter."