Justin and Selena have been an on-again, off-again couple for the past several years, ever since dating rumors being to swirl in 2010. He said about the relationship, "We were so in love. Nothing else mattered. We were all about each other. But when it's like that and you get your value from that, people will always disappoint you. Your girl or your dude, they're always going to disappoint you. Your full identity can't be in that person. My identity was in her. Her identity was in me."
Though the two are no longer an item, Bieber has come away with a wealth of knowledge. He shared, "Don't fall in love. No, I'm just kidding. I learned a lot. I moved in with my girlfriend when I was 18. Started my own life with her. It was a marriage kind of thing. Living with a girl, it was just too much at that age… When stuff would happen, I would lose my freakin' mind, and she would lose her mind, and we would fight so hard because we were so invested in each other. Love is a choice. Love is not a feeling. People have made it seem in movies that it’s this fairy tale."
For more on Justin, read the rest of his interview in Complex magazine's October/November issue, on newsstands now.