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Selena Gomez is giving Justin Bieber another chance for one particular reason

There's something romantic about the idea that your first love will be your only love. While there's nothing quite like falling in love for the first time in your life, the reality is that you will go through a few more lovers before you find "the one" for you. For some people, this will mean plowing through endless nights on Tinder/Bumble/Plenty Of Fish looking for the perfect match, while for others it might be that they end up going back to their ex. It's generally considered a bad move, but sometimes it can work.

Unless you have been living underneath a rock for the last few weeks, you will more than likely know the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez look like they're finally getting back together. While it's not completely set in stone right now, recent photos of the duo looking loved up have sent the rumour-mill into overdrive. But why has Selena gone back to her "bad boy" ex? Well, the true reason is quite sweet.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez cuddling Credit: Twitter

Gomez, 25, and Bieber, 24 began dating way back in 2010 when he was a floppy-haired pest that a lot of people hated. It was a bit of a whirlwind romance, with it ending abruptly. After the breakup, Gomez ended up in rehab and Bieber was arrested on a DUI charge. Oh, and they've also continuously accused each other of cheating. So yeah, they didn't exactly handle the whole thing very well.

While Bieber has been continuously linked to several women since the breakup, Selena has mainly stayed with one man - The Weeknd.

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Credit: Twitter

The two singers seemed pretty smitten with each other, with them heading to Italy and getting photographed perusing pet-shops during their 10 months together. But it now looks like Selena has returned to her rock'n'roll romance of yesteryear. Why though?

A source close to pair spoke to People about the romance, saying the Selena has always seen "the best" in Bieber.

"Justin was Selena's first love. He will always have a special place in her heart. She's always held out hope that one day the circumstances and timing would be right. There have been times in the past where Selena was excited and thought things would work out again, but then was disappointed {by how things turned out}."

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez walking Credit: Twitter

As for Bieber's take on things, the source said: "no one ever came close to comparing to Selena. He always thought she was the most special and now seems mature enough to realise Selena deserves the best."

Speaking about whether the two are serious or not, the source added: "'They're having a great time together. Neither are seeing anyone else and they seem happy to leave it at this for now. Spending time together makes them both very happy."

Whatever you think of the duo - whether you love them or you hate them - as long as they're making each other happy, good luck to them!