The breakdown of the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez relationship was pretty devastating. Because if two famous, good-looking, young hip people in the celeb world can't make it work, WHO CAN?
It was pretty sad for the people involved in the breakup, too. As you'd imagine. Even though Selena and Justin stopped being a thing a few years back, they both still seem pretty bummed about the whole thing. Just look at Selena's moody breakup music, and Justin's casual Selena reference in his new music video. Breakups are tough.
And in this month's Complex magazine, Justin Bieber gets real about the after effects of such an emotionally intense relationship, admitting that the relationship was "too much" at such a young age.
"Don't fall in love," he begins. "No, I'm just kidding. I learned a lot. I moved in with my girlfriend when I was 18. Started my own life with her. It was a marriage kind of thing. Living with a girl, it was just too much at that age. But we were so in love. Nothing else mattered. We were all about each other.
"But when it's like that and you get your value from that, people will always disappoint you. Your girl or your dude, they're always going to disappoint you. Your full identity can't be in that person. My identity was in her. Her identity was in me.
"When stuff would happen, I would lose my freakin' mind, and she would lose her mind, and we would fight so hard because we were so invested in each other. Love is a choice. Love is not a feeling. People have made it seem in movies that it's this fairy tale. That's not what love is. You're not gonna want to love your girl sometimes but you're gonna choose to love her."
Justin also used the interview to comment on the pissing in a bucket incident, saying it really wasn't as big a deal as everyone made it seem.
The Biebs also touched on religion, saying, "You don't need to go to church to be a Christian. If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn't make you a taco." Indeed.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.