File-This June 19, 2011 file photo shows Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez standing on stage during the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. Bieber is no longer Gomez’s ‘Boyfriend,’ a source confirms to the AP. The split happened last week and distance and their busy schedules were a contributing factor. Eighteen-year-old Bieber is currently touring to promote his album, while 20-year-old Gomez is filming a “Wizards of Waverly Place” reunion for Disney Channel called “The Wizards Return: Alex versus Alex,” that will air next year. E! News was the first to report the split. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese,File)
NEW YORK (AP) — A source confirms to The Associated Press that Justin Bieber is no longer Selena Gomez’s “Boyfriend.”
The source is not authorized to discuss the split with the press and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The breakup apparently happened last week. Distance and their busy schedules were cited as factors.
Eighteen-year-old Bieber is touring to promote his latest album, “Believe,” which contains the hit “Boyfriend.” Twenty-year-old Gomez is filming a “Wizards of Waverly Place” reunion for the Disney Channel.
The pair made their relationship public in February 2011.
E! News was the first to report the split.
Bieber seems to be doing OK, at least publicly. On the red carpet of Wednesday’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show he said, “I’d rather be here than anywhere in the world.”