She is reputed to be taking a break from her on-off beau Justin Bieber. And Selena Gomez was snapped with a smile on her face Wednesday as she popped over to a Starbucks in chichi Newport Beach, California.
The Texas-born 25-year-old pop act layered up, pulling a pearl-grey-and-navy floral jacket with diamond stitching over an open denim shirt. Slipping into a black and white striped top, she pulled on a pair of high-waisted leggings and slung on a Coach handbag. Letting her bobbed hair down, she accentuated her instantly recognizable features with makeup and accessorized with glistening earrings.
After splitting from her old boyfriend The Weeknd, Selena went on again with Justin – but it is now widely reputed that the pair are on a break. A source gossiped to Entertainment Tonight that Selena ‘is taking time to herself,’ but qualified that she and Justin are ‘still together.’
The insider had explained: ‘Selena is very delicate; her “comeback” to the spotlight has been tough – especially with the interest in her personal life with Justin and her mother.’
Selena’s mother Mandy Teefey told Gossip Cop in January she was ‘not happy’ her daughter had taken up with her used-to-be. Entertainment Tonight’s source dished of Selena: ‘She wants to repair her relationship with her mother, that’s a priority for her, too.’
Baskin Champion, the 22-year-old sister of Patrick Schwarzenegger’s girlfriend Abby Champion, was snapped last month emerging from Justin’s Beverly Hills home.
Earlier that week, Justin was glimpsed with a hand at Baskin’s derriere as they enjoyed a concert together – but an Entertainment Tonight source maintained that this outing was a gambit to provoke envy from Selena. Justin, who in 2014 was arrested in Miami on charges including driving his Lamborghini under the influence, is a famous congregant of Hillsong – and Selena has in the past been spotted popping over to services with him.
Hillsong is a Sydney-born megachurch with outposts in cities ranging from Buenos Aires and Johannesburg to Copenhagen and Beverly Hills.
In a 2015 interview with GQ, Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz, who has taken on Justin as something of a religious protégé, recounted the night of the singer’s baptism. After Justin knelt and pleaded through tears: ‘I want to know Jesus. Baptize me,’ Carl said: ‘Yes, buckaroo, let’s do this. Let’s schedule a time.’
‘No, I want to do it now,’ Justin insisted, whereupon they tried swinging by first a hotel swimming pool, then the pool at a friend of Carl’s apartment building.
Unfortunately, each pool had drawn a crowd owing to Justin’s fame, so the baptism ultimately happened in then-New York Knick Tyson Chandler’s bathtub.