News of the couple’s split broke on Friday - just hours after the 22-year-old actress posted a picture of the ‘Baby’ hitmaker with Hungarian Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin.
“She broke up with him about a week ago,” Contactmusic quoted a source as telling People magazine. “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 source said. The break-up is surprising, as Bieber recently said that he was proud to have Gomez by his side.
“I never make [Selena] separate from me because I don’t want her to ever feel like I’m ashamed of her,” he said. “Because I feel like a lot of guys do that, especially in the business.
“They don’t want to be seen with the girl, so they’ll make them ride in separate cars. They’ll do that ‘get away’ stuff. [Selena and I] get away together,” he said.