The relationship followed a familiar Hollywood arc for young couples. Selena is only 20 and Justin is barely 18, so marriage anytime soon seemed out of the question.
Like many celebrity couples they also faced the tug of busy careers and the prospect of long periods separated. With Bieber on the road supporting his new album, trust issues also arose, according to People.
“She broke up with him about a week ago,” a source tells the magazine. “With them being apart so much it got complicated. She had some trust issues. It’s not easy, but the relationship needed to end.”
Their relationship went public in Feb. 2011 after months speculation they were dating on the side. During that time, Justin had to weather one alleged sex scandal when a woman claimed she became pregnant with his baby after a backstage tryst. The case was never publicly resolved.
Justin didn’t help matters much when he performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and got cozy with the models, especially Barbara Palvin.
TheImproper first reported on breakup rumors in August based on tabloid reports out of the UK. A number of cheesier tabloids repeatedly hyped the relationship as true love.
But this had all the markings of an intense but temporary romance, the kind that are typical in Hollywood. click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for more updates on Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.