Selena Gomez didn’t leave the The Weeknd for Justin Bieber. In fact, the situation was quite the opposite.
Sources with knowledge of the breakup say Bieber was the one who reignited the relationship, reconnecting with his ex-girlfriend after realizing she could die when she suffered a major health emergency earlier this year.
Justin pursued Selena while she was still in a relationship with The Weeknd, although that relationship had been fizzling for months.
As TMZ reported, Selena’s family was adamantly against her getting back with Justin, calling him “vile” and blaming him for Selena’s severe bout of depression that landed her in rehab.
As one source put it, “Selena had to be won over.” She had her doubts, but Justin was persuasive.