Selena Gomez was reportedly “hit hard” by Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s engagement, before the singer suffered an alleged “emotional breakdown” earlier this month.
Following their break up in 2014, Selena and Justin reunited in late 2017 – but eventually called it quits in March of this year.
Not long after, Justin started hanging out with his ex Hailey again, and it’s believed that the couple secretly tied the knot in New York last month after getting engaged over the summer.
A source told PEOPLE, “Selena can be a delicate flower, especially because she has had constant medical struggles, but Justin’s engagement and quick marriage threw her off guard and hit her hard.”
“She and Justin have been on and off for years, although they were so young when it all began. Justin was her first big love, and she isn’t over him.”
Last week, it was reported that Selena is seeking treatment at a mental health facility, after suffering an emotional breakdown while in the hospital.
The source continued, “Selena is feeling better. She is getting the help she needs.”
After Selena’s hospitalisation hit headlines last week, Justin was papped while leaving Church.
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An insider close to Justin said, “It’s hard for him to hear that she isn’t doing well. This was his first great love, and while he was young and traveling around the world as a superstar, he learned a great deal from her.”
“He was extremely upset over what has happened to Selena. He feels like she is part of his life and he wants her to be happy and healthy.”
Although Justin’s quickie engagement contributed to Selena’s recent challenges, it’s really a combination of things that have been affecting her emotional health.
A source said, “She has certain triggers and is also a very sensitive person which is why she cuts herself off from social media. The negativity and hate she gets affects her more deeply than most celebrities because she takes everything to heart.”
“She’s also been dealing with other stressful situations and being back in the hospital was really difficult and brought back tough memories.
“It’s not fair to say this caused it or that caused it because depression and anxiety is so layered. She knows it’s something she will be facing for the rest of her life, but she’s committed to tackling her issues head-on,” they added.