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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber recently reunited and while critics are opposed to a reconciliation, insiders say the couple is unfazed and focused on rebuilding their relationship.
On Jan. 2 the on-and-off couple was spotted riding Segways in Bieber's gated community in Calabasas, Calif. which fueled reconciliation rumors. The pair split last year, but they reunited in recent weeks, much to the delight of their fans.
"Selena and Justin are officially back together ... but they won't be making any big announcements," a source told HollywoodLife.com.
"Selena knows everyone is going to have an opinion about it and she doesn't want that to get in their way," the insider explained. "Selena never stopped loving Justin so even though a lot of people might think she's making a huge mistake, she doesn't care. Being with him makes her happy so that's what she's going to do."
In 2012 Bieber, 19, reportedly left the "Come & Get it" singer heartbroken after a fight over trust issues ended their two-year relationship. The Hollywood stars continued dating on-and-off since that time however Gomez's close friends, including pop star Taylor Swift, remain skeptical because they do no want to see him hurt her again.
"[Taylor] hates Justin and wants Selena to have nothing to do with him," a source said previously.
"Once Taylor finds out that Selena is hanging out with Justin she will be very mad," another insider said. "This is exactly what Selena has told Taylor all along that she would not do, and now that she has, [it] will show Taylor that she can't trust Selena."
On Dec. 16 the former Disney star abruptly canceled the remainder of her her "Stars Dance" tour in order focus on improving herself.
"My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them. But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend time on myself in order to be the best person I can be," Gomez said in a statement.
The pop singer will reportedly use this time to recharge but also rebuild her relationship with Bieber, regardless of what critics say.
"They are gearing up to make things official and start a relationship soon. Justin is putting on the full court press to make things work with Selena and trying to make her not listen to all her friends who are against it," the source said. "Selena is in a jam between her feelings and her friends but Justin will get his way soon enough."