According to a Radar Online report, Selena is only sticking it out because it is "good for her brand."
And apparently, Selena's entire team agrees. "Dating Justin is good for Selena's brand. Together they're a brand! Everyone in Selena's camp is aware of Justin's star power and is urging her to make it work with him."
Does Selena really love Justin? Or does she love what he can do for her career? While we'll never know what her true motives are, circumstantial evidence suggests that this may be a possibility.
1. Selena and Justin's relationship may not be a "fairy tale."
Although "Jelena' enjoys a devoted fan following, their relationship may be having its rough patches. According to the insider, "Selena and Justin's relationship isn't the fairytale romance they'd like their fans to believe it is. Justin's heart is with Selena because she's his first true love, but Selena is pretty much just riding out the relationship because she knows he's good for her image."
Another insider reported that they "almost break up regularly."
Has the relationship run its course? Are they staying together for all the wrong reasons? (We're looking at you, Rob and Kristen!)
2. Rumored feud with Vanessa Hudgens suggests that Selena is 'only famous because of Justin.'
This month, rumors surfaced of a feud between Selena and her "Spring Breakers" co-star, Vanessa Hudgens. According to an insider, Vanessa was upset that Selena had been chosen to be part of the 2013 Vanity Fair Hollywood edition while Vanessa wasn't.
Vanessa has a much larger role in the movie, but believes that Selena has a career advantage because of Justin. According to the insider, "[Vanessa] has been saying that if she was still with Zac [Efron], she would have gotten into the magazine [Vanity Fair Hollywood] the same way Selena got in because of Justin."
We don't know if Vanessa really made those comments, but she wouldn't be entirely wrong. Selena did become a megastar after she began dating Justin. Was it entirely due to her phenomenal singing and acting abilities?
3. Selena has a history of dating famous boys at the most convenient times.
While this is circumstantial, I can't help but to notice that Selena always seems to be dating the "It" Boys of the moment. When the Jonas Brothers were big, she was dating Nick Jonas. When "Twilight" was the rage, she was dating Taylor Lautner. When "Glee" took off, she was briefly connected to Cory Monteith. Coincidence? We'll never know.
But if Justin ever lost his star status, we'd be interested to see if she would stick by him.
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