A Comprehensive History of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's Tumultuous Relationship

It goes without saying that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have had their fair share of ups and downs. The stars, who famously dated on and off from 2010 to 2013, grabbed headlines after they famously rekindled their romance in 2017, but Selena is finally ready to say goodbye to him following his wedding to Hailey Baldwin. In case you're not familiar with their history, allow us break it down for you.

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  • August 2011: Selena cohosted the MTV VMAs preshow, and after wrapping up her interview with Justin, the "Baby" singer leaned in and planted a kiss on Selena's cheek for the entire world to see.
  • September 2011: After attending Demi Lovato's concert in LA, Justin whisked Selena away and rented out the Staples Center for the ultimate date night. The Canadian star reportedly set up a romantic candlelit dinner on the court floor, and after their meal, they enjoyed a private viewing of the Titanic. Later that night, Justin tweeted, "Romance isn't dead. Treat your lady right fellas. #REAL."
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  • October 2014: Still, that didn't last very long, because less than a month later, Selena seemingly hinted at yet another breakup, tweeting out a series of cryptic tweets, which included one that read, "We have to learn the hard way sometimes."
  • November 2014: Selena released her new single "The Heart Wants What It Wants" and confirmed it was about Justin to Ryan Seacrest, telling him, "He thought it was beautiful. I think it was really hard."
  • December 2014: After rumors swirled that Justin had moved on from Selena with Hailey Baldwin, he took to Instagram to shut them down, writing, "People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise."
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  • August 2016: And the drama wasn't done yet. It all began when the "Sorry" singer posted an Instagram photo of him and his new girlfriend at the time, Sofia Richie. Justin threatened to make his account private over the negative comments he received on social media in regard to Sofia, writing, "I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like." The situation further escalated when fans noticed that Selena commented on the photo, saying, "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol. It should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love you." Things took a turn for the worst when Selena accused Justin of cheating on her when they were together, and Justin insinuated she did the same with Zayn Malik. Justin ended up deleting his Instagram account and Selena posted a brief apology to Snapchat that read, "What I said was selfish and pointless."
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