Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have broken up, according to reports.
The pop star couple parted ways last week, largely due to distance and their hectic schedules, an anonymous source told The Associated Press, while People magazine reported that Gomez initiated the split due to time apart and "trust issues."
E! News was first to report the breakup on Friday night, with a source saying they couldn't maintain the relationship "because of their crazy schedules."
On Sunday Bieber tweeted "u guys r funny. #ilovemybeliebers," possibly referring to the outpouring fan support he's received on Twitter since rumours of the split broke. Gomez may have hinted at the breakup on Nov. 8 when she tweeted "......" linking to a picture of Bieber on social media site Lockerz.
Though rumours of a breakup have been a mainstay on gossip sites since the couple started dating in early 2011, mainstream media outlets reported the possible split after Bieber was spotted attending the Broadway show The Lion King on Nov. 8 without Gomez - and reportedly with Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin. The Hungarian model tweeted "Lion king ! ❤" that evening, and "hey everyone. please calm down. he is all yours!! :) please :)" the next day.
Bieber was in New York last week to perform during the Victoria's Secret fashion show, filmed in Lexington Avenue Armory on Nov. 7. Pictures of the singer posing with British model Cara Delevingne (who has dated One Direction's Harry Styles) and Palvin posted on Twitter had fans wondering about a split that night. Gossip columnists reported that Bieber chatted with lingerie models at after-parties.
The pair went public with the relationship on the red carpet of Vanity Fair's Oscars party in February 2012, though they were rumoured to have started dating in late 2011.