People Magazine
November 09, 2017 11:30 am
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Selena Gomez‘s heart still wants what it wants.

The singer, 25, and her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, 23, have been spending significant time together since she split from The Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye), leaving many fans wondering why she’s giving the controversy-prone star another chance.

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According to an insider, the “Wolves” singer has never been able to get over her first real boyfriend.

Even throughout his legal troubles, the entertainer “always saw the best in him,” adds the insider.

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While the duo — who first started dating in 2010 and have had a complicated relationship for the last seven years — are not officially boyfriend and girlfriend yet, they’re certainly well on their way to a full-fledged relationship.

Bieber is hoping for a happier ending this time and is doing everything he can to win her back.

“They’re having a great time together. Neither are seeing anyone else and they seem happy to leave it at this for now,” says a Bieber source. “Spending time together makes them both very happy. For Justin, no one ever came close to comparing to Selena. He always thoughts she was the most special and now seems mature enough to realize Selena deserves the best.”