Much has been said about the reasons for Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s decision to break up, mostly about how he cheated on her with other girls. Despite the heartbreak that must have come with the split, regardless of reasons, Selena still believes in love.
The star is featured in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar in a beautiful photospread by Terry Richardson. In the accompanying interview, she talks about fame, media attention and, to a certain extent, about her romance with Justin.
She knew from the start that dating The Biebs would bring her unwanted attention but, at the same time, she also knew that this was something she could not control.
“That's not a factor for me because unfortunately you can't control that,” she says of the scrutiny she got while hanging on Justin’s arm.
“To me, love is normal. Of course, you see [Jay-Z] and Beyoncé, and you're like, ‘Oh, my gosh, they're perfect for each other,’ but at the end of the day their love is just like everybody else's love. They have problems, I'm sure, and they solve them, like anybody else,” Selena muses.
So, just like everybody else, she and Justin also strove for normalcy.
“[It] was super important to both of us. Which was great... That's how it should be,” the singer says.
Selena still believes in love, describing herself as a hopeless romantic. She knows that the perfect man is out there, waiting for her.
“Most of my friends believe in love,” she adds. “I went out with Katy Perry last night. She's so fun and awesome, but it's cool to see someone older believe in love, too. She is all about it, and that's how I will always be. I believe in stories like, ‘Oh, I met him in Starbucks’.”
More from the interview here.