Selena Gomez's ring on he left hand is clearly visible at the Kid's Choice Awards. It's a simple gold band, like the purity ring she used to wear.

Selena Gomez’s ring on he left hand is clearly visible at the Kid’s Choice Awards. It’s a simple gold band, like the purity ring she used to wear.

Selena Gomez was spotted wearing a gold band on her left ring finger, but it doesn’t look anything like an engagement ring that some gossip sites claim Justin Bieber bought for her. Rather it looks just like the purity ring she wore as a teen.

Selena Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas and, if you can believe it, Miley Cyrus all wore the rings back in 2008.

The gold bands, just like the one Selena is wearing now, symbolized their pledge not to have sex until they were married. The idea was to convince teens to practice abstinence to cut down on teen pregnancy.

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Of course, that seems like a lifetime ago, and a lot has happened since then. But Selena was still wearing her ring when she started seeing Justin for the first time in 2010.

Justin was just 16 at the time, and Selena was 18. The first real sign they were dating came in December of that year, when they were spotted clinging to each other while dining out in Philadelphia. Both were in town to perform at radio station Q102’s annual Jingle Ball.

Their relationship blossomed and presumably Justin took Selena’s virginity. At least he’s bragged about taking it to his friends.

Selena, who is religious, broke her pledge of chastity, and probably thought her relationship with Justin would be lasting. He turned out to be a lout, but it may explain her attachment to him even though he continually humiliates her.

Selena, meanwhile, has gone through some serious life changes since she abandoned her Stars Dance Tour in Australia at the end of last year.

In January, she spent two weeks at the Dawn at the Meadows rehab center in Arizona for unspecified reasons, although her reps denied drugs or alcohol were the issue.

The facility is particularly noted for its sex addiction program as well as treating other dependency disorders.

Selena gave a moving speech about youth empowerment to 16,000 students and educators at the first We Day California event in Oakland, Calif. last Thursday (Mar. 27). She talked about the mistakes she’d made and said she’d learned from them. She’s also serious about being a role model.

Misleading and inaccurate gossip sites like HollywoodLife claim the ring was a “very special gift” from Bieber. But there is absolutely no evidence to that effect outside of the usual “unnamed source.”

The site even suggested they might be engaged. The site has been harping a storyline for weeks that they are back together and “serious.” Everything it posts is slanted that way, although the facts increasingly don’t support it.

Justin was spotted taking three girls back to his hotel room in Montreal for a private party over the weekend.

And, there was nothing “fancy” about the ring as the site claimed. It was a simple gold band, just like her old purity ring.

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