Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez's Reunion: 5 Stages Of Emotional Acceptance

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back together yet again. And it's a lot to process.

Jelena is baaaaccccck. Amid the Instagram pics and videos, plus the goofy and adorable selfies, everyone can finally accept the fact that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have reunited -- their coupledom is a reality.

And yes, this behavior has been going on for a while in the Jelena realm, but the latest saga needs chronicling, too. So just in case anyone is still doubting, here's a brief rundown of how the rekindling took place, the understandable emotional states and levels implicit in their recoupling, and the stages of acceptance you may find yourself experiencing.

EVENT: Justin Regrams A Selena Selfie

EMOTIONAL STATE: Confusion; possible denial

It didn't seem like that big of a deal at first -- he's been known to post pictures of her peppered with compliments before -- but when Justin regrammed a Selena selfie, we sat up and took note. Justin later deleted his repost of the pic, another habit he's become infamous for as part of the on-again-off-again dynamic duo.

EVENT: Couple Selfie?


Because it felt like a couple selfie! This pic wasn't really proof on its own, but it convinced us that something more than friends was going on here. And then they followed that up with some plane pics which led to...

EVENT: The Canadian Getaway

EMOTION: Cognitive dissonance

The two went to Canada together for what seemed to be a family-filled, relaxing vacation. Something about the great outdoors is just so romantic, you know?

Who took this pic of Justin on the plane ride there?

My money is on Selena.

It looks like heaven, TBH. Horseback riding? That's so delightfully old-fashioned.

Just watch Selena's dreamy video:

And the plane ride home.

We can read between the lines: this trip was important.

EVENT: Hanging Out Before The Floyd Mayweather Fight


Next, Justin took to his Shots account to post another cute, silly pic of him and Selena.

Then, another of them chilling at the Hard Rock pool before the big fight. Selena's face might be obscured, but that long, dark hair and red dress couldn't really belong to anyone else at this point.

EVENT: The Look Of Love


This one kind of says it all, though, right? The candid shot of Selena gazing at Justin during their friend Ryan Butler's birthday party tells us more than the rest of the posed shots.

These two are back in the throes of adoration. Please process, question, emote and accept in your own time, in your own way.

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