JUSTIN Bieber has reached out to ex Selena Gomez during lockdown – and complained to her that his wife Hailey is “a little too obsessed with religion,” a source told The Sun exclusively.
The Yummy singer, who had a tumultuous on/off relationship with Selena, 28, for years before marrying former lover Hailey in September 2018, has allegedly been calling her in a blast from the past.
The informant exclusively told The Sun: “Selena has kept her distance from Justin but he recently started contacting her again.
“He doesn’t believe he should be cut off from those people he was closest to in his life and doesn’t believe talking is cheating.
“He loves Hailey dearly but he does complain about her sometimes and Selena says it’s sad.
“He feels she is a little too obsessed with religions sometimes. He basically feels like she has gone too far.”
The insider said Justin, 26, believes in God and sees himself as being religious, as he’s close with Hillsong pastor, Carl Lentz, but feels Hailey “needs to chill.”
“Selena understands Justin never stopped loving her and also realizes quarantining during Covid has been tough for most relationships so she isn’t surprised that he has been calling,” they said.
“She doesn’t mind being a shoulder to cry on but really doesn’t want it to get back to Hailey. She knows how much that would hurt.”
The source added: “Selena is kind and the last thing she would ever want would be to be part of trouble in their relationship. She has moved on.”
The pair were first linked publicly in 2011 and dated on and off until their final split in 2018 – just before Justin popped the question to Hailey, 23, after three months of dating.
‘Jelena’ fans are also convinced Justin has been keeping tabs on his ex, after her HBO Max cooking show, Selena & Chef, was spotted on the browsing list of her ex’s TV in the background of an Instagram Story.
Hailey, who reconnected with Bieber through the Hillsong Church, said she found God again later on in life, telling Elle Magazine: “As I got older, it got harder to follow church and the Bible because it felt very adult. I don’t want to sound wrong, but it was boring.
“I didn’t care about it anymore, until I found a church I felt was geared toward young people, And for me, that was the Hillsong Church in New York City.
“Then I developed my own relationship to church and my own relationship with God, separate from being raised that way by my parents. That’s been a cool journey for me.”
The Hillsong church, which has a large celebrity following, is a global organization, with locations across the globe and has an estimated weekly attendance of 100,000 people.
The Sun has contacted Justin and Selena’s reps for comment.