Photo Credit: Courtesy of Justin Bieber/Instagram
Maybe things are turning around for Justin Bieber. The 19-year-old pop star has been a hot mess ever since Selena Gomez broke up with him this past winter. Selena, meanwhile, had no trouble moving on with her life -- or so we thought. Because last week, Selena flew out to Oslo, Norway to meet up with her ex. And it was more than a friendly visit.
"They were holding hands, hugging and they kissed on the lips," an observer told People. "They looked really in love, like no fights ever happened before. It definitely looked like they were back together."
Gomez, 20, arrived in Norway on Wednesday, the day before Bieber's Oslo concert. (Her own world tour kicks off in August.) On Saturday, Bieber tweeted a photo of himself and Selena snuggling -- then promptly deleted it. (Obviously, the intimate shot has been re-posted on several gossip sites.)
"They are totally hooking up," a source told HollywoodLife.com.
Even though some fans will be celebrating, we're not sure this is good news. It's been fun to watch Selena Gomez come into her own over the past few months, trading her "cute girlfriend" image for something more confident and sassy. Justin's behavior has not been so fun to watch: he's been violent, self-destructive, arrogant, and just plain clueless. If they are back together, it's possible that Selena, a little bit older and seemingly wiser, will be a good influence on Justin. But the reverse could happen, too.
We also can't help but be a little suspicious of the timing. Selena has just released a new single, and is busy promoting her upcoming album and tour. As for Justin, he could use some positive press right now -- and what's more positive than reconnecting with a lost love? Maybe they're using each other to get ahead.
Or maybe we're being too cynical. Your first love is, after all, the hardest one to get over.