From 2010 until late 2014, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were Hollywood's most on-again, off-again couple.
Every few weeks, there would be a shocking tell-all article put out by PEOPLE or E! about how and why they broke up, but each article was seemingly always followed by another article claiming they were back together and stronger than ever -- until their relationship really did end.
Since then, Justin and Selena slowly became those two friends you have who used to go out a while ago but, even though they are very much broken up, still constantly find ways to talk about each other.
It's like any time they are in front of cameras, journalists or just some kid with a Vine account, they always find a way to let everyone know they're fine on the outside, but secretly miss each other on the inside.
Billboard, which will have the front cover of its next issue graced by Bieber, has the latest update on this remarkably unhealthy relationship and it's sad -- like really sad.
According to Bieber, even though he's “proud of the woman [Selena] is today,” he's not emotionally ready to listen to her new album. He says,
When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it's a love that never really dies... I know I had a lot of play in that [album]. I don't know what she's saying about me.
At the end of the day, Bieber sort of realizes he needs to find other flawless fish in the A-list ocean to swim with, but he just hasn't found the right girl yet.
He says he's looking for a woman who "knows her worth," which is kind of a backhanded burn to Kendall Jenner, Jayde Pierce, Hailey Baldwin and any other person he's reportedly dated since.
The thing is, Justin is awkwardly aware of the mistakes he's made. It's almost like he's been acknowledging his f*ck-up quotient as it happens. He knows fame is breaking him, but he can't REALLY quit it at this point, telling Billboard he can -- arguable -- kind of handle it. He says,
It might seem awesome from the outside, but I'm struggling. Certain things broke my trust with people. Situations happen that taint your mind. I started going through the motions. I felt like people were judging me all the time. I came out alive. I came out swinging. But I was close to letting [fame] completely destroy me.
Biebs, you gotta move on.