It hasn’t been an easy year for Selena Gomez, and it’s not ending easily, either. In the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now, a source exclusively revealed that Selena is “struggling” seeing her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber celebrating the holidays with his new wife, Hailey Baldwin.
Selena and Justin finally ended their on-again, off-again relationship once and for all this past March, and despite all of the work she’s done to come out stronger, “she’s still heartbroken,” claimed the source. “I don’t know if she’ll ever be over Justin.”
It doesn’t help that the holidays used to be such a special time for the pair. “She’s never felt so lonely in her life. It’s been rough,“ continued the insider. “The exchange of gifts, kissing under the mistletoe, decorating the tree together, and other romantic gestures… it’s hard not to think of Justin.”
Justin tied the knot recently, and he seems happier than ever with Hailey, who can’t stop flaunting her holy union by changing her last name on Instagram and rocking custom “Bieber” clothing. “[Selena] finds it upsetting that this year she’ll be replaced by Hailey and is having difficulty trying not to imagine all the nice things the newlyweds will be doing together,” said the source. “She’s learned coping mechanisms in her previous rehab stints, but she forgets and she suffers a setback.”
Luckily, Selena is a strong girl who can totally overcome her darker thoughts. Plus, she has a friend like Demi Lovato, who has been dealing with hardships of her own that have actually brought them closer together, a source explained recently. “Having grown up in the spotlight together, they can relate to each other in ways that nobody else can,” said the insider. That’s why they say friends are forever, boys are for never, right?!