The new year didn’t look like it was starting off too well for Selena Gomez after her ex Justin Bieber shared a photo on his Instagram page of the two looking just as cozy as they used to when they were an item.
But according to Life & Style, it’s not a lapse in judgment on her part. Rather it was a gesture of compassion and support from Justin of all people.
“Justin reached out to Selena after she canceled the tour,” a source disclosed to the magazine. Reportedly, Selena was forced to nix all the remaining dates of her 2014 Stars Dance tour because she has lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease. “He wanted to make sure she was OK and healthy. He cares about her a lot."
As for their status, “I don’t know if they’ll get back together,” the source admitted. “But he wanted to see her and spend time with her.”
No one in their circle knew the reunion was going to take place, which shocked and surprised Selena’s closest girlfriends who were “blowing up her phone with, ‘WTF, Selena?’ Everyone who loves Selena hates Justin. Just hanging out with him is a major setback for her.”
Sources also spoke to In Touch who echoed these sentiments, saying that while it may have been nice for Justin to reach out in theory, in practice Selena’s friends are worried about the residual effects of merely being in his company.
“She has to be very careful about keeping herself healthy right now, and Justin’s lifestyle is worrisome,” a source said. “It’s devastating to think she may be slipping back under his spell.”