Both People.com and E! Online are reporting that the young Hollywood power couple have split. “She broke up with him about a week ago,” a source tells People. “With them being apart so much it got complicated. She had some trust issues. It’s not easy, but the relationship needed to end.”
The E! source similarly blames the breakup on time spent apart: “Because of their crazy schedules, it was getting harder and harder to maintain a relationship,” the source says.
Breakup rumors first started to fly when Bieber was spotted getting cozy with 19-year-old Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin, catching a Broadway show of The Lion King (of course).
And just hours after the split went public on Saturday, he went on radio show Open House Party: “I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what’s going on in my life. To even assess that it doesn’t make sense ’cause I have not made any comment.”
Gomez, 20, and Bieber, 18, had the odds stacked against them from the get-go. The actress/singer weathered Twitter death threats and other nasty comments from ravenous Bieber fans when they first went public with their romance in February 2011. And let’s face it, the track record for young couples — or couples in general — in Hollywood is not encouraging.
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Bieber and Gomez: Details of the Split (Celebuzz)