Justin Bieber Compares Complex Relationship with Selena Gomez to Marriage
Justin Bieber opened up on his past relationship with Selena Gomez in a revealing cover story for Complex magazine's October/November issue.
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."
After their split, Justin got into trouble with the law and was arrested in 2014. He reflected on the arrest, saying, "The police, they just wanted press; they wanted attention. I never was speeding; I never was drag racing. Everything that comes out of Miami was 'Justin with his dad drag racing'… The cop supposedly wanted to be famous for arresting celebrities, and someone had heard him say that prior to that. I wasn't drinking. I blew the thing and I had 0.01. I might have had a beer earlier in the day or something. I was like, 'Officer, what's going on? What did I do?' And he was like, 'Put your hands on the hood!' I was like, 'What?' I lifted my hands and I was like, 'What do you mean, what's going on?' He was like, 'I told you, put your hands on the hood! Now you're under arrest for resisting arrest!' I felt it, dude. I was just like, 'Oh, they're trying to get me right now at any cost.' I went in, and I'm telling you that 24 hours sucked. It was really cold. That was the worst part about it."
For more on Justin, read the rest of his interview in Complex magazine's October/November issue, on newsstands now.