The singer was on stage as part of her Revival tour when she crumpled up a fan's sign which reportedly read: “MARRY JUSTIN PLEASE”.
The fan told the Independent: “The paper said ‘marry Justin please’. It was not preplanned. It was written there at the concert […] My sister is a huge Justin and Selena fan and when Selena called her forward it made her so embarrassed. She was shaking when she returned […] Regardless, the show was amazing. Selena is still one of our favs [sic].”
Once a millennial power couple, Gomez and Bieber began dating in 2011 and endured relentless speculation over their on-off relationship. Interest was only exacerbated by Bieber constantly appearing in headlines for a surprisingly happy looking mug-shot, throwing eggs at neighbours houses and taking a monkey into Germany, to name but a few.
That relationship ended almost two years ago, yet Gomez continues to get asked about it in pretty much every interview she’s done since despite releasing albums and starring in a range of TV shows and films.
Gomez crumpled the sign on the same day as comments from her latest interview were published. “I would try to promote something that I loved and the entire interview would be about my personal life,” she told Marie Claire. “I would leave a room feeling defeated, feeling embarrassed, but I would always make sure to put that smile on my face because I wasn’t going to let them get me.”
On several other occasions the “Come and Get It” singer has attempted to change the course of conversation away from her romantic life. In January, Gomez shut down a question about her former boyfriend telling Rolling Stone: “Honestly, what I would love to be printed is that I am so beyond done with talking about that, and him”.
However, perhaps fans can’t be blamed for continuing to speculate and hope for a “Jelena” reconciliation Just last week it was revealed a recent photo shared by Bieber on Instagram of him kissing Gomez a couple of years ago has become the most liked photo on the social media site.
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