Amidst reports that the former couple has been hanging out again, there's mounting speculation that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber may be dating again. According to TMZ, they are "clearly dating," although the two haven't actually confirmed anything as of yet. Adding more fuel to the rumor fire, brand new photos of the pair suggest that things are starting to heat up between these exes. (Bustle reached out to Gomez’s rep and Bieber’s agent for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.)
Following a weekend hangout, which TMZ indicates included an one-on-one breakfast trip after the two reportedly attended a church service together, Gomez and Bieber were again spotted out and about on Wednesday, Nov. 1. And from the looks of the photos featured on TMZ, the duo seems to be getting pretty cozy with one another, snuggling up as they walked down the street arm-in-arm, as Gomez leaned in to adoringly lay her head on Bieber's shoulder. The former lovebirds, who have dated on and off since 2010, also spent time together while enjoying a bike ride around L.A.
It appears that Bieber wasted no time capturing the attention of his former flame after learning that she recently called it quits with singer The Weeknd. Reports initially indicated that the "Heart Wants What It Wants" singer and Bieber were just friends, and that the meet-ups were totally fine with Gomez's then-assumed boyfriend, The Weeknd. However, it seems that there may be more to the story for #Jelena.
Gomez and Bieber have been spending a lot of quality time together following Gomez's kidney transplant surgery earlier this year, according to Us Weekly. The first sighting of the pair occurred as the "Sorry" crooner attended a gathering at Gomez's home last week, according to TMZ. It seemed to be just an innocent meeting between friends, as it was reported that several other acquaintances of Gomez's were present at the get together.
However, the moment left fans scratching their heads about Gomez and Bieber's romantic involvement. Curiosity of a rekindled romance exponentially heightened when photos began to surface of their breakfast rendezvous on Sunday, Oct. 29. The trail of clues have lead to this recent event in which the pair were captured showing their first signs of PDA: cuddling up while appearing to gaze into to each others eyes.
Gomez and Bieber have had a long and well-documented history of breakups and make-ups over the years, carrying on their last public feud in August 2016. Gomez notably called Bieber out for treating his fans poorly after he threatened to delete his Instagram account amidst a flurry of derogatory comments aimed at his then-romance with Sofia Richie. Gomez would go on to accuse the "What Do You Mean?" entertainer of cheating on her during their relationship. Bieber clapped back with some cheating accusations of his own, claiming that Gomez had been unfaithful with One Direction singer, Zayn Malik. Things got ugly, to say the least.
The former Disney actor later seemingly apologized for her actions via Snapchat, explaining that her comments were "selfish and pointless." The nasty exchange between the pair appeared to end their longtime relationship – and their friendship – for good. Their recent encounters, however, suggest otherwise and, perhaps, indicate that there are still strong feelings between them. An unnamed source for Us Weekly claimed that Gomez "was happy with The Weeknd but Justin always has the biggest piece of her heart." Meanwhile, another source shared that Bieber, "really wants to get back with Selena.”
When it comes to Gomez and Bieber, it appears that the heart really does want what it wants, because these two just can't seem to stay away from one another. And while they have yet to confirm they are officially a couple, it's probably safe to start using those Jelena hashtags once again.