Things are very confusing in the world of Jelena right now. After getting back together in November, it seemed like maybe Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were just meant to be, but now everything is uncertain. Last week we discussed Baskin Champion, the girl Justin’s been hanging out with. Anyone with logic understands that typically, going on dates with someone who’s not your girlfriend implies that you are no longer in a monogamous relationship. But it all happened very quickly, and with no explanation. Some people concluded Justin and Selena had gone on a break. Now it seems like Justin and Selena’s break might be a real breakup. To put it in Facebook terms, “it’s complicated.”
Initial reports of their break were all over the place, and it was tough to tell what was going on without the clarity only an 18-page letter could provide. Justin and Selena appeared together at the end of February, but they’re pretty good at avoiding the paparazzi when they want to. They were definitely still together on March 1, when Selena posted a birthday Instagram for Justin. It’s the last few weeks where things start to get murky. Rumors of a break (or a breakup, who knows) first started to circulate around March 8—and where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. After spending a lot of time together, and going to Justin’s dad’s wedding in Jamaica, was it all over? Selena reportedly went back to Texas to spend time with her mom, who isn’t exactly Justin’s biggest fan. A fond #tbt to the time when Selena’s mom was literally hospitalized because she didn’t want Justin and Selena to get back together.
So Justin and Selena had some time apart, but what was really going on? There have been lots of classic anonymous sources with varying reports, ranging from everything being perfectly fine to total disaster. Most reports seem to fall somewhere in the middle. Justin and Selena probably don’t hate each other, but there are issues they need to work through, I guess? Idk, I hate this wishy-washy shit.
After a couple weeks of uncertainty, Justin seemed to make the first big statement by hanging out with our new friend, Baskin. Had he really moved on from Selena and found another girl to #JesusAndChill with? Baskin is a cute girl and she’s probably a lot of fun when she’s not competing in pageants, but I didn’t want to believe that Justin would really do Selena like that after so much history. He’s proven time and time again that he’s still a fuckboy, but deep down I want to believe he has a good heart.
Now, there are even more sources getting in on the conversation, and it’s more confusing than ever. One new report tells of a full breakup, saying that “Selena realized even though he’s made some positive improvements, they just aren’t a perfect match right now.” First of all, my cynical side would like to point out that there’s probably no such thing as a perfect match unless you’re a contestant on Are You The One?, but this doesn’t sound good. However, other sources are saying that they’re still working through their problems. Luckily, there might be a crucial moment coming up: church.
Justin and Selena have made a habit of going to church together on Wednesday evenings. That means tomorrow we might know what to really think about this break. They both have an appointment with Jesus, and are they really going to let a girl named Baskin get in the way of a commitment like that? Basically, I picture this as a movie where the characters will meet at a certain place and time if they want to be together. Justin will probably crash his Lambo and be a few minutes late, but I really hope he’ll make it eventually. Come on kids, we’re counting on you.
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It’s only been a few days since Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez broke up yet again, but the Biebs is clearly wasting no time on the rebound. While Selena has been spotted on a yacht somewhere in Australia, Justin is already on the quest for new hookups. Justin was spotted hanging out with a new girl named Baskin Champion earlier this week, and we’re already completely fascinated by her. Is Justin just hanging out with her to make Selena jealous? How many days will this last? Will he let her drive his blue Lamborghini? Who is Baskin Champion, and what the fuck kind of name is Baskin Champion? I did a little digging, and this is gonna be fun.
Justin and Baskin Champion were spotted attending a Craig David concert together, and Justin was super into it. He even got on stage at one point, saying that Craig is one of his idols. Ew, like get a room or something. Baskin Champion was probably not super into the concert, but let’s be honest, any 22-year-old model would sit through a boring concert in exchange for a few treasured paparazzi photos with Justin Bieber. It’s like a business transaction really, a true win-win for everyone involved.
So, not that Craig David isn’t super exciting, but let’s get to the important stuff: who is Baskin Champion, and who blackmailed her parents into choosing that name? Seriously, it sounds less like a name than a competition that your local Baskin-Robbins did one summer before Michelle Obama told us we should all start eating vegetables. Like yeah, I pounded all 31 flavors in a month and as a result, I’m the fucking Baskin Champion—they even gave me a punch card for a free Fudgie the Whale. Prestigious stuff.
But now that we’ve roasted her name, who is Baskin Champion, like on a deeper level? She seems like a bucket of fun. She’s 22 years old, which is actually age-appropriate for Justin Bieber, and she’s a model, naturally. She’s a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie, but I’m obsessed with something a little further down her resume: pageants. She was Miss Alabama Teen USA in 2014, meaning she a) looks amazing in a swimsuit and b) is probably really invested in world peace, like such as in the Iraq. Justin Bieber being with a pageant girl just feels right.
It’s hard to gauge much about Baskin’s actual personality, but you can learn some fun facts about her from watching her pageant interview videos. She studied “apparel design” at Auburn, so she’s basically the Elle Woods of Alabama, except without the law school part. She looooved going to the lake, which makes sense because the lake is the perfect place for underage drinking with zero consequences. Also, the most important rule in her house was “Be GOOD,” which actually stands for God-centered, others-concerned, obedient, and do what’s right. Okay, I think this girl grew up in a cult, and also “others-concerned” sounds very made up. At least she’s a Jesus freak, which is obviously what Justin Bieber is looking for in a woman these days. So glad they can be wholesome together, I love that.
From stalking her on social media, she pretty much seems like another basic blonde girl with a couple hundred thousand Instagram followers. She has an adorable dog named Charlie, she owns a pair of camo pants, and she only posts photos of herself. Par for the course. Her sister Abby, who is also a model, happens to be dating Patrick Schwarzenegger, which is probably how she got introduced to Justin. All the pieces of this puzzle are coming together, and the full picture looks like a relationship that will probably last 4-6 weeks.
So yeah, it seems unlikely that Justin Bieber and Baskin Champion will get married or anything, but everyone needs a rebound at some point. I’m sure Baskin knows exactly what she’s signing up for, which is probably a big boost in Instagram followers and minimal emotional commitment from Justin for about a month. TBH can I sign up for that too? It’s like the Whole30, except not the worst thing ever. Have fun Baskin, but remember that you’re not here to make friends, you’re here to win.
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