Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are reportedly dating again, and the world has a lot of ~feelings~ about it. Haven't they already broken up so many times before? Didn't it seem like he was a pretty bad boyfriend based on Gomez's seminal hit "The Heart Wants What It Wants"? And WHAT is Gomez going to think about Bieber's new torso tattoo? Well, to put all your fears and many, many questions to rest, we've pulled together a collection of Selena Gomez quotes about Justin Bieber that will make you belieb in Jelena alllll over again.
First off, Gomez and Bieber's reunion has seemed like just about the cutest reconciliation ever. They've gone biking together, snuggled at a hockey game, and had a string of dinner dates. In the scheme of exes hanging out again, this all sounds very, very nice and healthy, and it seems like zero parties are rehashing that thing that the other one said five years ago that made them feel sad/mad/insecure.
Also, despite their on-again, off-again relationship, Gomez has always had genuinely nice things to say about Bieber, which may speak volumes about why their relationship could work this time around. Plus, we all mess up and grow up, and there's always going to be misunderstandings along the way.
Here's a few things Gomez has said about Bieber that will make you think it just might work this time around.
P.S. Taylor, this one is for you too.
1. They've been friends since the beginning.
Before the couple became official, Gomez had this to say about Bieber in 2010 to MTV,
I love Justin. When he first started to come over from Canada, his manager contacted me and he just said that he would like to meet me and he was just such a good kid. And I feel like a big sister now, 'cause I want to protect him. So I'm always very cautious with him, but he is so talented and he's so sweet, so that just started us wanting to work together. Now he's just become one of my good friends.
Alright, I'm going to skip right over the "big sister" stuff, and focus on the excellent friendship they had from the start.
Also, dawww baby Biebs.
2. It was young love, which is forever complicated.
Once the cat was out of the bag that the two were dating, Gomez told Seventeen in 2011,
I don't like hiding. I do like to keep certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I'm 18 and I'm going to fall in love. I'm going to hang out with people and I'm going to explore myself, and I'm okay with that.
So, OK, they were basically still teenagers when they first started dating. Obviously, things are going to get messy and weird. Maybe now that they're in their 20s it'll be an easier ride.
3. He once rented out an entire movie theatre so the two of them could watch Titanic.
"If I'll share anything with you, it's that he really is a hopeless romantic," she told Elle in 2012. "I had just mentioned it in the car — all I said is that I really want to see Titanic again, and then… "
Ugh, yeah, reason enough to get back together.
4. When they did break up, she only had the nicest of things to say about him.
"I support him," she told Ryan Seacrest in 2014. "I think I always will. I'm upset when he's upset, I'm happy when he's happy. I don't want anything bad ever to happen to him. It hurts me. That's all."
5. No, seriously, she really, really did only have nice things to say.
"I'll forever support him and love him in a way that… We grew up together," she told Elle in 2015. "I think people want it to be different… We're too young for that. Nobody was married. There was no… I respect him. And I think he respects me, in a healthy manner."
6. Their break ups didn't seem to be rooted in anything all that impossible.
"There's closure in a very good, healthy way. We've seen each other. I'm always encouraging, and I am proud of his journey," Gomez told Refinery29 in 2015. "I think people are making it out to be something that is more tragic than it really was. We grew up together. We both made mistakes. That's it."
There you have it. Jelena has (potentially) returned and therefore, I feel, there's hope for us all. Now, just patiently awaiting that T.Swift/Harry Styles reunion. The world needs it.