Is there more to the Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez breakup than meets the eye?
Jelena has been teasing fans with their on-again, off-again relationship ever since they broke up a few years ago, but since Bieber and Sofia Richie went public, it looks like there is a lot more drama behind Justin and Selena's split than Beliebers and Selenators ever knew.
The drama began when Beliebers started becoming cruel about the photos Justin posted on his Instagram. He threatened to go private as a result, which prompted Selena to call him out for mistreating his fans. "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love you," she responded in the comments section.
Justin didn't take his ex's criticism lightly and fired back. "It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love," he reportedly wrote. "I'm not one for anyone receiving hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and each other. And yes I love my beliebers."
But the relatively tame drama took an intense turn when Selena called out the "Love Yourself" crooner for allegedly cheating on her in the past. "Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love," she purportedly responded to his last comment.
Although Selena didn't name any names, Justin allegedly clapped back with a response and a name, according to screengrabs of the comments that have since gone viral. "I cheated...Oh and I forgot about you and Zayn [Malik]?" Based on the screenshots, which went viral but were unverified, Justin alleged his ex-girlfriend cheated on him with the former One Direction crooner.
The heated exchange took place entirely on Instagram, and so far seems to have ceased with the Zayn name drop, as Selena doesn't seem to have responded to Justin's allegation. But that didn't stop Hailey Baldwin, Justin's other ex, from weighing in on the ongoing drama surrounding Justin and Sofia. Based on her not-so-cryptic message, it appears Hailey is #TeamSelena, but a source tells E! News that Hailey's post is probably a reflection of her hurt feelings.
"Hailey is very upset about Justin," the insider tells us. "She's sad about him because he's been flaunting around Sofia. She thinks some of the Instagrams he's posted lately with Sofia are pointed and really about Hailey, so it's no surprise she took to Instagram herself to express that."
The source adds that Hailey is struggling to move on from Justin despite the urging of her friends. "Hailey doesn't know how to get over him, so it's hard for her not to pay attention to it," the source explains. all these fresh Sofia posts are making her very sad."