Selena Gomez Still Has 'Love and Respect' for Justin Bieber, Confirms Single Status

by Zach Seemayer 8:31 PM PST, December 11, 2014
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After months of conflicting rumors that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were either broken up or still together, depending on the gossip that day, the 22-year-old "Come & Get It" singer has finally closed the book on the matter.

Gomez confirmed that she's a single woman during an interview with Norwegian radio station NRJ on Thursday.

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Gomez also revealed that she harbors no ill will towards Bieber, saying, "I definitely have so much respect and love for him, and going into the studio is just very therapeutic."

Gomez recently performed her single "The Heart Wants What It Wants" at the American Music Awards in November, and said that she wrote the song for people dealing with heartbreak and emotional turmoil.

"People everywhere feel this feeling. They should understand when anybody goes through that," Gomez said, explaining why the song resonates with her fans. "[People] just can't help what they want and [who] they love."

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Gomez went on to disclose whether she was ready for love again, and if she would ever consider using the dating app Tinder.

"Oh, goodness no!" Gomez said, laughing. "I don't even know how to work it, to be honest. But no, I definitely don't use Tinder."

Check out the video below for a look at the tearful music video for Gomez's evocative single "The Heart Wants What It Wants."