Last week, we learned that Selena Gomez had completed a stint in rehab.
It’s unclear exactly what prompted the singer to seek help, but she was reportedly in treatment for two weeks.
The move coincides with Selena’s reconciliation with Justin Bieber, and many fans assumed her mental state had deteriorated as a result of the relationship.
That doesn’t appear to be the case, however, as those who know the couple best claim that Justin has been a much-needed source of support and stability in recent weeks.
According to Page Six, Selena and Justin were spotted walking together in Laguna Beach, California over the weekend.
Their romantic stroll came just days after they were photographed enjoying an evening out together at the Sunset Tower Hotel.
While it may have appeared to be nothing more than a quiet night out to onlookers, the date actually had considerable significance for Selena:
“It was [one of] her first nights out in public since rehab. They were seated away from all the action outside by the pool for privacy,” a source tells Page Six.
“They seemed very sweet together, cozying up and canoodling. He was being very tender and attentive . . . a sweet, supportive boyfriend.”
So there you have it.
It seems hell has frozen over and Justin Bieber has actually turned a new leaf.
As you’ll likely recall, Justin was pretty much the worst boyfriend imaginable for much of his tumultuous relationship for Selena, but it sounds like he’s currently making up for lost time.
Of course, last we heard, Selena’s family still hates Bieber, and it’ll likely be quite some time before he’s able to change their minds.
It’s one thing to convince your ex that you’re a changed man, but it’s quite another to convince her mother that things will be different this time.
But hey, if the rumors are true, and Justin and Selena are really in it for the long haul then he’ll have plenty of time to win over the Gomez clan.
And if he can’t … well, there are worse things than being hated by your in-laws.
In fact, that’s the subject of more than 90 percent of the world’s worst stand-up comedy.
We looked it up.