5 Signs Selena Gomez & The Weeknd Were Gonna Break Up, According To An Expert


News of the split between Selena Gomez and The Weeknd came as an absolute shock to some fans. How could music's biggest power couple just up and call it quits? Actually, the keenest eye could have picked up a few clues that Gomez and The Weeknd were headed for trouble. Elite Daily spoke with an expert in psychology about a few signs that showed Selena Gomez and The Weeknd were headed for a breakup.

After 10 months together, most of us thought Gomez and The Weeknd were meant to be. They made an absolutely stunning couple and seemed to be infatuated with each other. However, on Oct. 30, People reported that multiple sources came forward claiming the couple ended their relationship. Basically, the reports said that the pair's demanding schedules made it difficult to fuel a relationship. The source said,

Elite Daily has reached out to both Selena Gomez' and The Weeknd's teams for comment, but did not hear back in time of publication.

Dr. Danielle Forshee, LLC is a doctor of psychology and a licensed clinical social worker. She has worked full-time in the fields of clinical psychology and social work for more than a decade. Forshee gave Elite Daily an insight to why Gomez and The Weeknd called it quits, and gave some intuitive suggestions that this could have been a long time coming.

Below are five signs that could show Gomez and The Weeknd were in choppy waters.

1. Their Careers Could Have Caused Distance In Their Relationship

At surface level, Gomez and the The Weeknd both being in the music industry seems like a plus. They probably have a ton in common and would understand the hectic schedules, red carpet appearances, and general world famous singer dilemmas.

But in reality, the fact that both are so busy could have contributed to the split. Dr. Forshee said,

2. Justin Bieber Could Have Played A Role

If Gomez and The Weeknd weren't doing well, Gomez spending all her extra time with Bieber could have been the final nail in the figurative relationship coffin. Dr. Forshee said,

3. Distance May Have Been The Biggest Factor

Anyone who is in or has attempted a long-distance relationship knows that they are hard work. If you don't have the time or dedication, they can fall apart easily. Dr. Forshee explained that most couples still have that "new love" excitement at 10 months into the relationship. This means the distance could have played the biggest role in the split. She said,

Beiber could have been one of these "outside influences." Dr. Forshee continues,

4. Physical Distance Can Result In Emotional Distance

Obviously, a long-distance relationship can be hard to maintain. Dr. Forshee explained that it's harder to get your emotional needs met when your partner is far away. Mix in impossibly busy schedules, and it probably weighed heavily on Gomez and The Weeknd. Dr. Forshee said,

5. Social Media Tells All

When all else fails, social media truly tells all. Dr. Forshee mentioned,

This is an interesting point because Gomez and The Weeknd are usually very active on each other's Instagram accounts. Hmmm.... major suspect.

Although Gomez and The Weeknd have called it quits, it seems as though they're on good terms. Only time will tell if anything is developing between Gomez and the Biebs. Tick, tock.

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