Here's Why Fans Are Convinced Selena's New Song Is About Her Famous Exes
Selena Gomez's new Spanish-language single "De Una Vez" is making its rounds on Twitter. After looking up the English translation, fans realized the song is about healing after a breakup. This got them wondering if Selena Gomez's "De Una Vez" is about Justin Bieber or The Weeknd. The lyrics may include a few hints that give us an answer.
The singer has had several celebrity boyfriends, but her most famous relationship has been with Bieber, who she dated on and off from 2011 to 2018. Gomez and Bieber received a lot of attention from fans while they were together because they would often reference each other in their music. (Who could ever forget that "Gotta keep an eye out for Selener" line?) They were such a power couple they were known as "Jelena."
However, Bieber isn't the only singer Gomez has dated because she was romantically linked to The Weeknd from January to October 2017. The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has mentioned Gomez in his music several times. His EP My Dear Melancholy is apparently full of nods toward Gomez. Most recently, he made heads turn with his "Save Your Tears" music video because it featured a Gomez lookalike.
Now that Gomez's "De Una Vez" is out, fans are trying to figure out who the song could be about.
In "De Una Vez," Gomez talks about a difficult relationship where the other person didn't appreciate her, and now that they've split, she's learning to be on her own again. "I'm cured of you, I told you already, I don't feel you here anymore/ I don't feel you anymore/ You never knew, you didn't know how to value me," she sings in the first verse.
Then, in the chorus, Gomez takes a dig at her ex by saying they held her back. "I know that the time by your side cut my wings/ But now this chest is bulletproof," she says.
Gomez's "De Una Vez" music video also shows her burning old photos of her ex.
Gomez's "De Una Vez" comes a year after she dropped her third studio album, Rare, in January 2020. The record brought breakup anthems like "Lose You to Love Me" and "Look At Her Now." Both songs told a story about moving on from a difficult split and then learning how to love yourself again, so they share a similar theme as Gomez's latest single.
While she doesn't mention anyone by name in "De Una Vez," most fans are convinced she's talking about Bieber.
Others think she's referencing The Weeknd.
And then there's some fans who are split.
No matter who the song is about, it seems Gomez has forgotten about them and is content being on her own again.