For the most part, fans are pretty bummed that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are no longer a couple.
Shortly after the news broke of their breakup on Saturday, fans on both sides (and some neutral parties) began to react to the news, most of them upset to see that pop’s preeminent golden couple couldn’t make it work. “i feel sorry for both of them they were adorable!” Arianna shared on MTV News’ website.
“now he’s available for all of us LOL! i’m kidding…well they’re teenagers, it’s bound to happen,” luvmichael wrote. “But i hope they can still be friends.”
Some of his biggest fans expressed their concern for the pop superstar as he mends his broken heart. HolyMolyIsBiebs wrote, “I feel bad because Justin is sad and heartbroken and I can’t be happy when I see him like this.”
Meanwhile other fans on Twitter hoped Selena is doing OK post-breakup. “Everyone talks about Justin and forget about Selena’s feelings,” @SelenatorPowers wrote.
While some fans picked sides, others remained impartial about the split.
@iLikeGirlsDaily wrote, “Selena and Justin broke up. I’m so sad. Ugh. Crying right now. lolololol.”
“I felt sad when I’ve heard the news that Selena and Justin broke up and don’t even know why… #wierd,” @dianaperillo07 wrote. @Mike_It_Is added, “If Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez can’t make it work, what chance do the rest of us have?”
DebbieMKempson used primarily emoticons to express her sadness, writing “Justin and Selena aren’t together this is so sad.”
Meanwhile, @thebieberswagg, had another for message voicing their heartbreak over the split, sharing, “Don’t cry about Justin and Selena breaking up when you were bitching about them when they were together.”
Sources confirmed the breakup noting that it reportedly went down a week ago, with the insider adding, “It was getting harder and harder to maintain a relationship.” Rumors that the couple had split began circulating over the past few weeks, when Bieber was spotted at a performance of “The Lion King” with a group that included 19-year-old Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin.