Justin Bieber has landed the cover of Complex magazine’s latest issue, and apparently, nothing was off limits for his interview — including the still very sensitive subject of former girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Bieber opened up about why this relationship with Gomez came to an end so dramatically.
“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. But 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. 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. That’s not what love is. You’re not gonna want to love your girl sometimes but you’re gonna choose to love her. That’s something in life that I had to figure out. I can’t lean on people. I got to lean on God. I gotta trust in him through all my situations. Then, hopefully, my other relationships will flourish around me. But if I’m gonna be so invested in you, if you die, or something happens to you, I’m gonna be so destroyed, I won’t be able to go on. If I can love you and know that I’m not who I am because you’re being nice to me, but that I love you and I think you’re an incredible person but you’re just as broken as I am on the inside. We’re all just trying to figure it out.”
18 is the age where you just become an adult and start to figure out what you want in life. We don’t recommend anyone throwing themselves that deeply into a relationship at that age. However, we’re glad that Bieber understands what went wrong.
This was a really small, but we feel important part of the interview, as neither he or Gomez have been blatantly open about what went down.
You can read the whole interview here.