Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Are Not Back Together: They're Trying to Be Friends, Source Says

Exclusive! Despite being at the same Fourth of July party, the two have not rekindled their romance

By Marc Malkin Jul 08, 2013 8:26 PMTags
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Just because Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were at the same Fourth of July party, that doesn't mean the young stars are dating again.

A source says the two have not rekindled their romance. "They are trying to maintain a friendship," the source said.

Speculation of a reunion went into high gear this weekend after Bieber posted a pic of himself and Gomez on Instagram celebrating Independence Day together with a simple message reading, "#heartbreaker."

Reps for both stars declined to comment for this story.

The couple first called it quits in November. As E! News exclusively reported, their crazy schedules made it hard to maintain the relationship.

Since then it's been a roller-coaster ride for the two (and for all their fans trying to keep up with the latest).

In late May, the Spring Breakers star appeared on the cover of InStyle magazine with an interview that was done during one of their off times.

"It's uncomfortable that everywhere I go, people know," she told the magazine about her relationship status. "I don't like that. But Justin and I never really focused on the attention. You can't help who you date. So I wouldn't swear off that or say that's what I want again. I don't know. I'm a kid, and a breakup 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."

But it was a only a few days after the mag hit stands that Bieber posted pics on Instagram of him and Gomez cuddling.

By the following week, they were apparently dunzo because Gomez told Boston's Kiss 108 radio show that she was available to date. Two weeks later, she and Bieber got cozy at a performance of LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

Fast forward to July 4th with Bieber's Instragam photo causing "Jelena" to trend on Twitter.

Bieber is currently on tour in North America through mid-August. After a short break in September, he'll be hitting Asia, South America and Australia until Dec. 8.

Gomez is also out there promoting her new music with a world tour that launches next month and wraps up just after Thanksgiving in St. Louis.

The "Come & Get It" singer is currently in Berlin for an appearance at the Adidas Neo Label store. Both Gomez and Bieber have endorsement deals with the footwear and apparel line.