Hip hop and pop star Justin Bieber admits that much of the songs from his new album, Purpose, was inspired by his relationship with former flame and fellow singer Selena Gomez, the Daily Mail reports.
The Baby hitmaker talked about one song he wrote for Selena that didn't make the album. If I Would Have Met You In Five Years is about meeting someone at the wrong time. Much of the music on the current album is about her as well.
The fact that Selena is still the primary inspiration for most of Bieber's work is a testament to how he feels about his ex-girlfriend. Though the troubled and controversial star had been seeing Selena on and off since they met in 2010, the two have finally called it quits this year, a fact that Justin still can't get over.
"It was really tough, I don't know if I'm still over it yet. I think that I'm definitely in another place, and I think we've definitely went our separate ways. I love her and I want her to be awesome, but there are things that remind me of her," the singer said in an interview that aired on Access Hollywood.
Justin admits that Selena, his childhood sweetheart, was "his first real love" and that he still loves her. The two still keep in touch, despite their decision to keep their distance until they have achieved their respective "soul searching."
"I'm never going to stop loving her, I'm never going to stop checking in on her. I don't think if you end a relationship, you should end that, unless it was super toxic and you guys were hurting each other physically or mentally. We always respected each other and we still respect each other, the Canadian native added.
At the very young age of 21, Justin has already gone through a lot in his life and has a deep history with the dark haired crooner. It's a relationship that Justin describes as almost like a "marriage."
The question is, does Selena feel likewise? Hollywood Life reports that Justin feels that many of Selena's songs on her latest Revival album is about him as well, but he can't be too sure as he's too afraid to listen to them. In an interview with Billboard, the singer said it was too difficult to listen to her latest album. Good For You, and Same Old Love may have some references to her former relationship with the hip hop and R&B star.
Nevertheless, despite not daring to take the time to download the album, Justin says, "I'm proud of the woman she is today ... When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it's a love that never really dies."