Jelena Back Together Again

by Elizabeth Chavez

Earlier this month, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were spotted hanging out in California. The two previously dated and hadn’t spoken to each other since their relationship abruptly ended in 2010. Justin and Selena, “Jelena” for short, are very popular among teenagers.

Gomez and Bieber’s breakup was very public and took a toll on the musicians. Gomez premiered the song “The Heart Wants What It Wants” at the 2014 American Music Awards, and it was very clear that the song was about Bieber. The lyrics show their relationship had many red flags, “There’s a million reasons why I should give you up/but the heart wants what it wants.”

Bieber wrote a song about Gomez on his comeback album Purpose called “Love Yourself.” He states, “And I didn’t wanna write a song/’Cause I didn’t want anyone thinking I still care/I don’t but, you still hit my phone up/And baby I’ll be movin’ on/And I think you should be somethin’/I don’t wanna hold back” [1].

The end of Jelena was a shock to many fans of the musicians. They basically lost all faith in humanity when their iconic couple split, since many of their fans were tweens and teens.

The two have dated other people since their breakup. While Bieber was single, Gomez had been dating R&B singer The Weeknd for almost a year.

After the photos of the two reuniting reached the public eye, Gomez and The Weeknd have split. Is it a result of her visiting Bieber? Or were they just fizzling out?

Walkersville High School students are opinionated when it comes to Justin and Selena getting back together or even hanging out,

Junior Molly Lynch felt that, “It’s bad because she left The Weeknd.”

Sophomore Megan Sham shared, “I’m happy that they are back together.”

Sophomore Tamiya Philip said, “I’m excited that they are back together because they’re so cute.”

Junior Megan Doster bluntly stated, “I don’t care.”

Junior Chianne Downing said, “I didn’t know they were back together.”

Freshman  Karly Rutherford agreed with Philip, “[I] finally waited for so long and now I can say Jelena is real.”

Junior Emily Jenkins said, “I love how finally they are back together and happy.”

Junior Grace Boroughs simply said, “I love them.”

“I think it’s cute. I love it the throwback!” commented junior Madison Smith.

Everyone is happy for Justin and Selena getting back together…are you?