Now that we know Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are really back together, we suppose it was only a matter of time before the marriage rumors began.
Yes, talk of Justin and Selena getting married has been circulating since the singers’ early days as a couple, and it seems fans are once again convinced that Gomez will soon become Mrs. Biebs.
“Justin would get on one knee and propose to Selena right now if it was down to just him and how he feels, but it’s not, so he’s waiting until it’s the right time,” an insider tells Hollywood Life.
It seems Bieber is more patient and mature these days, and thus understands the importance of taking things slowly.
“One of the biggest lessons Justin has learned from his and Selena’s failed past relationships is to not be so selfish, and to try and put Selena first, ahead of his own goals and desires.”
And apparently, he’s not the only one who understands the importance of not rushing in.
As you may know, Selena’s mother, Mandy Teefey, is no fan of Justin.
It’s not hard to see how that might be the case, as there was a time when he was pretty much the worst boyfriend imaginable, and he seemed to be going out of his way to ruin her life.
“Selena has made it clear to Justin that she doesn’t want to rush things, and she doesn’t want them to be living out of each other’s pocket—she wants them to take things slowly and enjoy their personal space,” says the source.
“Equally important though, is Selena’s relationship with her mom—Justin knows how much Selena loves Mandy, and it’s one thing for her to date Justin against her mom’s wishes, but getting engaged to him would be a whole different matter.
The insider says Justin is cool with the situation and has accepted the fact that it may be quite some time before he and Selena are able to take the next step.
“Justin knows he has to be patient, and bide his time, until Mandy eventually comes around to accepting him back into her daughter’s life once again,” the source tells Hollywood Life.
Of course, it’s anyone’s guess what sort of timeline Justin has in mind.
This is not a guy who’s used to delayed gratification of any sort.
So don’t be surprised if Justin ends up popping the question much sooner than anyone expected.
Hey, it’s better than the many ways he’s surprised Selena in the past.