Justin Bieber Is Still Single Because He’s Trying to Heal His ‘Broken Heart’

Ladiesss… Justin Bieber is just a single guy trying to heal his broken heart. But he’s not all broken: he loves love, and loves cuddling.

We presume the Biebs means he’s still trying to get over his ex Selena Gomez, who he officially split from around October 2014 and had dated on and off since late 2010.

Bieber opened up to Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O. on Monday, saying “I haven’t been in a relationship for a while now.”

When asked why he, a highly successful 21-years-young pop star, would want to be in a committed relationship anyways, he explained, “I’m a relationship type of guy. I love to be in love, love cuddling. I love all that stuff.”

“I got my heart broken. I’m just trying to let that heal up,” he added.

As for his alleged subtle message for Gomez in his new music video for “What Do You Mean” (Gomez’s name is scrawled amidst the graffiti, alongside the words “hope” and “love”), Bieber says he had nothing to do with it. “I think that might be fake…that wasn’t me who did that,” he clarified.

For the past year, Biebs has been on a quasi-apology tour, leading into his comeback performances of “Where Are Ü Now” and new single “What Do You Mean” at the MTV VMAs on Aug. 30, after which he broke down in tears, and ultimately culminating in his new album which will be released in November.

Speaking of “What Do You Mean”, today Biebs achieved a new milestone: his first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Billboard notes that “WDYM” is “just the 23rd [song] ever to begin at No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 57-year history”. The closest Bieber’s come to #1 was with “Boyfriend” in 2012, which reached the #2 spot.

Additionally, Bieber’s soft-side has always been evident by all of his charity work with the Make-A-Wish foundation. After Jackie O. mentioned that he’s granted 250 wishes, Bieber explained it’s one of his favorite things because “you get to hang out with kids.” He added that he loves to hang out with kids because “they don’t want anything from me…They just want to have fun and enjoy the moment.”

Similarly, he offered his thoughts on Michael Jackson, saying “I think that’s a lot of the misconception that they had about Michael Jackson. He wanted to be around kids because they are just innocent and he never wanted anything from them. I don’t know if I believe all the stuff going on about Michael but that’s just my opinion.”

As for his thoughts on Kanye West’s big presidential announcement at the VMAs, he commented it was “Kanye being Kanye,” adding, “He says what he feels in the moment.”

Justin, who’s a spokesperson and sexy model for Calvin Klein, also revealed that he doesn’t have to wash his underwear. Find out why (around 7:50), and much more, in the interview below:

Watch him talk about his love life around 4:30.