Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber recently got back together. While this was certainly a cause for celebration among their multitudes of fans, one person who apparently isn’t on board with the rekindling of the romance is Selena Gomez’s mother, Mandy Teefey.
And it’s not just her.
According to TMZ, Selena’s whole family didn’t take the news very well at all, but Teefey especially. In fact, she and her daughter apparently had a huge argument about it, resulting in the mother being rushed to the hospital. It appears that the singer has her work cut out for her if she is to persuade her family that Justin is a changed man deserving of a second chance.
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When Mandy found out that Selena seriously meant to get back with Justin, saying that she was none too pleased seems to have been an understatement. The quarrel with her 25-year-old daughter upset her so much that police were called to her hotel in Los Angeles for a “welfare check” last week. Mandy was voluntarily taken to the hospital for treatment.
Reportedly, the tipping point in the argument was the fact that Selena and Justin were in couples’ therapy trying to work through their issues. This of course meant the young lovers intended their relationship to be a long-term affair and were determined to do their best to make it work. However, this seems to have been the trigger for Mandy’s health scare, since she worries that things will once again come to the same unfortunate end as before.
Turning the page
Selena dated Justin a few years back but the break up left her is a desolate state. Even if Selena herself is ready to forgive and forget, many of her family members aren’t quite so. Indeed, one of them told TMZ that Justin never treated the former Disney star as well as she deserved, and that he would never be accepted into the family circle. “Justin is a vile human and will never be accepted by us. As long as she is even speaking to him in any way, it is not only disrespectful to everyone around her, it is disrespectful to herself,” the family member said.
What’s more, they even claim that Justin was the main reason why Selena had to go to rehab. Her relationship with the Canadian singer and the subsequent breakup had left Selena so depressed that she needed help to deal with the situation.
As far as Mandy’s condition is concerned, she was released from the hospital the same day. Rumor has it that even if Mandy doesn’t want her daughter back in Justin’s arms, she is going to give Selena space to reconsider things and make the best decision possible.
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Out and about
However, Selena doesn’t seem overly concerned about her family’s opinion. The singer, who underwent a kidney transplant surgery over the summer, was spotted on several occasions hanging out with her former/new beau. The pair seemed pretty happy as they enjoyed a bike ride in L.A. in early November. And later the same month, they shared a sweet kiss at one of Justin’s hockey games.
Selena spoke about her relationship with the “Sorry” singer in an interview with Billboard. She said, “I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away.”
Remembering the lost
Selena’s choice of partner, however, wasn’t the only thing weighing on Mandy’s mind. December 17 marked the six-year anniversary of the day she had lost her other daughter, Scarlett. In 2011, Mandy had suffered a miscarriage, and she shared an emotional Instagram post to commemorate the tragic event.
She shared a few photos of her pregnancy, one of which featured a smiling Selena placing a hand on mum’s belly. Mandy wrote, “Thank you to all the fans who honored our Scarlett yesterday. Dec. 17th will never be the same, but we decide to celebrate her by writing her letters on red balloons and releasing them.” She concluded the post by thanking her fans: “Fans, I want you to know you are family because I have a huge family and you are the only ones who remember! XO forever.”