Justin Bieber's whirlwind romance with Hailey Baldwin took the world by surprise. While the couple is busy planning their dream wedding, some people can't help but wonder how Selena Gomez is handling her ex's engagement. Selena and Justin dated on and off for years. Their most recent reconciliation was just months before Justin popped the question to Hailey.
So, how is Selena doing these days? While a source told Us Weekly that Justin's engagement was a "tough pill to swallow" for Selena, it wasn't "enough to break her." The 26-year-old actress recently told Elle that she's working on downsizing her life and focusing on simplicity. Her new lifestyle reportedly wasn't compatible with Justin's anymore, which was a major factor in their latest split.
According to the source, Hailey and Justin are much more compatible. “Hailey likes to go out, go to clubs, hang in the studio,” the source said. “Selena is not that same person.” Justin and Selena ultimately realized their fundamental differences would make a relationship nearly impossible and parted ways. The exes reportedly both "learned a lot from their relationship.”
When Justin and Selena got back together in October, 2017, many of her friends and family, including her mother Mandy Teefy, did not approve of the reunion. When the couple split again in early 2018, sources say it was for good. “She ended it once and for all,” a source told In Touch. “It was life-changing. She knew that if she had the strength to end things with Justin for good, she was capable of achieving anything.”
Selena is now busy working on her collaboration with Coach, volunteering for A21, and working on new music.