Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Breakup: How Rumors Started 1Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have just experienced their first Internet break up rumor as a couple, after stories swept through gossip sites this weekend. Is it true? And how did the rumors start?

On the first question, it appears for the moment that the rumor may be more fiction than truth.

As to how they got started, well there are two likely sources.

The first source appears to be London’s gossip tabloid The Sun, which has a reputation for stretching the news, if not outright fabrication.

The London tabloids are notorious for making wild assertions in news articles.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt won a lawsuit against London’s News of the World last year for printing a story that they were about to break up.

The Sun claimed that the Selena, 19, was upset about Justin’s new hip-hop music friends, which include Chris Brown, who savagely beat his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Justin has also reportedly been hanging out with Sean Kingston, rapper Lil Wayne, who served served time in prison for illegally possessing a handgun.

Justin and Sean were pulled over by police in South Beach, after police became suspicious about two young boys pimpin’ in a Rolls Royce convertible, which sells for over $100,000.

Of course, Justin can easily afford one, and nothing came of the incident. But showing off like that is out of character for Justin.

After the incident, Selena reportedly exploded when Kingston showed up with Bieber backstage at one of her Florida shows.

“Selena told him to stop hanging with these bad people. She didn’t want him to crash her gig,” The Sun reported, citing a “source.”

“They had a huge row and said it was good they were having time apart while she was on tour.”

The rumor seems possible because Selena is two years older and way more mature than Justin, and may see his behavior as childish and damaging to her soaring career.

Then, a separate break up story circulated after a YouTube video was posted which claimed Selena caught Justin texting one of his old girlfriends.

But another source close to Bieber told E! News that the split never happened and that Justin and Selena are as close as ever and still very much a couple.

Justin was also seen backstage Saturday night (Aug. 6) at Selena’s show. But Justin has since left for Los Angeles to record songs. Sooo…. a too quick exit, maybe?

See… that’s how rumors get started.

Check out the video below; looks like a self-promoter.