It looks like Jelena will live on...in Justin Bieber's music.
"It was really tough. I don't know if I'm over it yet," he said of the break-up. "I think that I'm definitely in another place and I think we've definitely went our separate ways. I love her and I want her to be awesome, but there are things that remind me of her."
But just because they are broken up doesn't mean they are out of contact with each other because, as Justin sees it, just because you end a relationship on good terms doesn't mean you should cut off communication.
"[She] is someone I love dearly. I'm never going to stop loving her. I'm never going to stop checking in on her. I don’t think if you end a relationship, you should end that, unless it was super toxic and you guys were hurting each other physically or mentally," Justin explained. "We always respected each other and we still respect each other."
The two dated in their late teens and early 20s, making Justin believe that maybe they met too early in life, which actually inspired the song "If I Would Have Met You In 5 Years," which didn't make the album.
"How true is that? How many people go through life and end up meeting someone and it feels so right, but it's just the wrong time?," he said. "So many people can relate to that."
With so much respect and love for each other still, Justin isn't ruling out a reconciliation in the future, but they have to do some "soul searching" first.
"I don’t know what happens. I don't know what is going to happen in the future," he said. "I think we both gotta do some soul searching ourselves and figure out ourselves before we can just try to figure out each other."