Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were both in New York Monday night with reasons to celebrate, despite their reported breakup just days earlier. While Gomez was in Manhattan being honored by Glamour magazine, Bieber was in Brooklyn performing for the likes of Jay-Z and One Direction.
Wearing a white lace dress with peplum detailing, Gomez hit her first post-breakup red carpet at the 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards, where she was being honored. According to Just Jared, the 20-year-old was honored with the Independent Spirit Award by her “Getaway” co-star Ethan Hawke
. Meanwhile, inside she opened up about what winning the award means to her.
“I am so honored to be in a room full of women that I can only aspire to be as good as they are one day. … I just want to share to all the girls out there that you have a voice, you have a chance to do what you love, whether that is acting or singing,” she told the room according to Hollywood Life. “And just being true to who you are.”
Off in a different borough, Bieber took the stage at the Barclays Center, where Jay-Z and several members of One Direction came out to show some support to the pop singer.
“thanks for believing in me,” he shared with his fans, before adding, “meant alot to have the man himself come show love tonight. thanks@JayZ …happy to be in Brooklyn today. THANK YOU BROOKLYN!!”
After the show, he tweeted out some life advice he had received from a stranger. ” ’Life is short. It’s gonna be what it’s gonna be. As long as u put your best foot forward.’ -Glenn… words from a stranger I just met.”
While the former couple kept their distance on Monday night, they reportedly met up on Sunday . Sources say he stopped by her hotel for several hours. “I saw Selena go into the hotel around 5:40 p.m. and not even three hours later, Justin went in,” a source told Life & Style about the rumored reunion. “I saw him leave around 11 p.m.”