Child Star Hell: Selena Gomez vs. Justin Bieber

Still of the Ellen Degeneres Show, dated September 22, 2010, showing Selena Gomez in a black dress across from host Ellen Degeneres.

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, haunted by adolescent fame, have been entangled for over a decade. Invasions of privacy, exploitation, and stints in rehab are just the tip of the iceberg. 

What can save their souls from this child star hell?


  • (RARE) Justin Bieber Meets Future Wife Hailey Bieber at the Today Show (13 Years ago OCT 12, 2009) [Youtube]
  • Teen vogue premiere of ‘monte carlo’ held at lincoln square theatre arrivals new york city, usa Stock Photos and Images (2011)  [Alamy]
  • Selena Gomez Explains “Cuddly” IHOP Date With Justin Bieber [Us Weekly]
  • Selena Gomez: Revival Is The Best Revenge [R29]
  • ‘I didn’t think I was doing anything bad by falling in love’ Broken hearts and being chased by helicopters — Selena Gomez reveals why dating Justin Bieber came at a price [The Sunday Times]
  • Watch Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Reunite [Billboard]
  • Selena Gomez hospitalized: A timeline of her health struggles [Page Six]
  • Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Split [Nov 10, 2012] (Us Weekly)
  • Justin Bieber Deposition Video Released: The 5 Biggest Revelations That May (Or May Not) Surprise You (March 10, 2014) [E!]
  • Justin Bieber’s Deposition Video Sparks Comical Reactions on Twitter [People]
  • Billboard Cover: Selena Gomez on Her New Chapter — ‘I’ve Deserved This. I Earned it. This Is All Me’ [Billboard]
  • Selena Gomez Spotted Smoking & Flirting At Coachella? — Pics [Hollywood Life]
  • Did Selena Gomez End Her Friendship With Kylie Jenner Because of Justin Bieber? [April 24, 2014] (J-14)
  • Kendall & Kylie Jenner Over Selena Gomez — Were They Using Her? [Hollywood Life]
  • Selena Gomez Caught Kylie Jenner Sending Sexy Photos To Justin Bieber [April 29, 2014] [Hollywood Life]
  • Selena Gomez Dumps Pals Kylie & Kendall Jenner After Finding Shocking Texts On Boyfriend Justin Bieber’s Phone! (April 29, 2014) [RADAR]
  • Justin Bieber Moves in On Kendall Jenner, Cozies Up to Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian at Riccardo Tisci’s Birthday Bash in Ibiza [August 2, 2014) [E!]
  • Justin Bieber Confirms He and Selena Gomez Are Boyfriend and Girlfriend in Deposition [Sep 12, 2014] [E!]
  • Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber share Champagne in Paris (Sep 30, 2014) [Page Six]
  • THE DEEP END [Complex]
  • Justin Bieber Shares New Pic Of Selena Gomez Kissing His Arm [Oct 5, 2014) [Just Jared
  • Does Selena Gomez feel that she’s “overreacted” to Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner’s Paris date? (Oct 26, 2014) [Mirror]
  • Watch Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne sing happy birthday to Kendall Jenner [Nov 4, 2014] (Mirror)
  • Justin Bieber heads to church in white robe (and brings pals Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin with him) (Nov 7, 2014) [Daily Mail]
  • ‘No one understands me!’ Selena Gomez ‘cried and threw a fit’ over Justin Bieber at best friend Taylor Swift’s birthday party [Dec 17, 2014] [Daily Mail]
  • Justin Bieber DELETES his Instagram account amid drama with ex Selena Gomez over new flame Sofia Richie [Daily Mail]
  • Justin Bieber looks like the cat that got the cream as he shares a very Happy New Year snap with ‘good friend’ Hailey Baldwin [Dec 31, 2014] [Daily Mail]
  • Inside Justin & Selena’s Shady Trip To Drug & Gang-Ridden Hollywood Neighborhood  [Nov 3, 2017] [Radar]
  • Selena Gomez Talks ‘Revival,’ Justin Bieber, Victoria’s Secret Models [Rolling Stone]
  • Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez ‘Caught Doing Lines’ Of Cocaine — On Tape! — At L.A. Club [InTouch]
  • Other frames of reference about Disney: [Buzzfeed]
  • Selena Gomez Survived Social Media and, With Her New Music, Is Ready to Leave Darkness Behind [Vanity Fair]
  • Selena Gomez hits out at Disney for treating her like a ‘product’ – revealing she is STILL ‘triggered’ by experience – as she lays bare the brutal toll of child stardom in emotional Apple TV+ series [Daily Mail]
  • The mice that roared: How Disney’s former child stars are fighting to change the entertainment industry [Independent]
  • Alyson Stoner Pens Eye-Opening Op-Ed on ‘Harrowing’ Childhood Stardom: ‘Revisit the Script’ [People]

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