Justin Bieber on Selena Gomez: 'It's a love that never really dies'

Justin Bieber Admits He Still and Always Will Love Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber Admits He Still and Always Will Love Selena Gomez

From his against-the-odds comeback to his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit, Justin Bieber is back and bigger than ever.

In his new Billboard cover story, the 21-year-old pop star gets candid about everything from his nude photo leak to how his wild period affected his relationship with his mother.

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But there's one thing he's not quite ready for: Selena Gomez's new album Revival. While Bieber tells Billboard, "I'm proud of the woman she is today," he can't bring himself to listen to her latest album.

"I know I had a lot of play in that one. I don't know what she's saying about me," he admits. Part of the reason is that the wound is still fresh: "When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it's a love that never really dies."

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Read Bieber's full Billboard cover story here.

Photos of Justin and Selena together over the years: