Selena Gomez Talks Justin Bieber and Removing Her Purity Ring
Selena Gomez is breaking her silence on former love Justin Bieber and the purity ring given to her when she was 13. The pop-star who got her start playing Gianna on Barney and Friends has grown up in the spotlight always managing to retain her wholesome image. That is until she started dating teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.
Initially the two were looked on as an adorable teen couple, young and innocent. That is until Justin began acting out, getting tattoos, and allegedly getting into marijuana and Sizzup. Bieber was causing teens all over the world to fall in love with after being discovered on YouTube by Usher, but nobody fell harder than Gomez who had pledged purity until marriage.
Gomez told the U.K.’s Sunday Times that she had asked her father to get her the ring. According to her, “I said, ‘Dad, I want a promise ring.’ He went to the church and got it blessed. He actually used me as an example for other kids. I’m going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to God.”
However as things heated up between her and Bieber, the Come and Get it singer ditched the ring saying, “I’m not embarrassed to say that the ring has come off. I got it when I was 13 and I respect so much what it represented, but it isn’t for everyone.”
The couple spent time as America’s favorite couple before things changed and Gomez learned that breaking up isn’t always easy. Despite Nicki Minaj rapping about keeping her “eye out for Selener” in Bieber’s Beauty and the Beat, the couple didn’t go the distance. They did the off and on again thing for awhile before eventually parting permanently.
Bieber’s image took a hit as he was seen partying it up, getting himself arrested, and being accused of racing through residential neighborhoods while Gomez took a much needed break and entered rehab. The proud Latina was open about her troubles admitting she succumbed to peer pressure.
She learned quickly who her friends were. Speaking of her pal Taylor Swift she discloses, “I can count on one hand the people I could call and who would be there for me. Taylor is one of the greatest people. When I split with my first boyfriend and I was really sad about it, she flew into town with homemade cookies and a bunch of junk food.”
Nothin helps going through a break-up like having a bestie with a private plan who can jet in with some comfort food. What do you think of Selena Gomez removing her purity ring? Are you surprised or did you assume a long time ago that she was hitting the sheets with Justin Bieber? Tell us what you think here at Haveuheard.