Justin Bieber is 'maintaining distance' from ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez 'to be loyal' to wife Hailey Baldwin
Justin Bieber, who is married to 22-year-old model Hailey Baldwin, has been going through some tough time recently. He is reportedly being treated for anxiety, trust issues and depression. It is now being reported that Bieber, who celebrated his 25th birthday on Friday, is maintaining distance from his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez as a way of showing respect for his marriage to Hailey Baldwin.
The 25-year-old 'Sorry' singer's complicated relationship with Gomez after many breakups and makeups came to an end in 2018, the same year he tied the knot with Baldwin.
According to a recent report in Us Weekly, a source close to Beiber said, "Justin has stayed away from Selena to be loyal to Hailey." The source further added that the two haven't spoken to each other recently. Since her split with Bieber in 2018, Gomez has gone through a fair bit of struggles herself. The singer had to be admitted to an east coast psychiatric facility in September after visiting hospital twice over worries of low white blood cell count in the wake of her kidney transplant. This was around the same time that Bieber married Baldwin at a New York City courthouse.
Gomez has now bounced back and had, in fact, spoke to fans in an Instagram live chat. "It's always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it’s not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all, " she said.
Another insider was quoted in the same report who, speaking of Gomez, had said that Bieber's engagement was “a tough pill to swallow” for the 'Back At You' singer, but not enough to break her. In fact, Gomez had shifted out of Los Angeles to the surrounding suburbs recently to live a wholesome life. She had also started interning with an anti-human trafficking non-profit organisation A24. She had also observed that 'everything in my life is being majorly downsized'.
Meanwhile, Bieber's wife Hailey has been helping him through his struggle with anxiety and depression. It was earlier reported that the singer is doing his part by going to several doctors and Us Weekly had quoted a source saying, "He’s not in rehab. He sees a therapist, but he’s not in a special centre or anything. He doesn’t want to be dependent on medication. He struggles with ups and downs, anxiety, depression and uncertainty about the future.”