Sure, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez might have kissed at his hockey game a few weeks ago, but that was never a guarantee that they would be fighting (lovingly) over dark meat or candied yams at the Thanksgiving table. According to E! News, Jelena actually spent la weekend apart, with Selena flying to Texas and Justin up in Canada. As one source says, "They are still doing really well together, but they agreed it was best for them to be with their families for the holiday." Adds a second insider, "Selena felt it was too soon for Justin to come to Texas with her. Her family is still getting comfortable with the idea of them back together."
So, as TMZ reports, Justin turned his other passion: hockey. According to the site, the Biebs headed up to Whistler, B.C. and dropped in for a surprise practice with a minor league team, who had "no idea" the singer would be joining for a scrimmage. At one point, one sneaky player (or spectator—we'll never know) managed to take a photo of the Biebs looking all sweaty and red post-scrimmage.
Don't worry, Jelena's time apart wasn't terrible. They had FaceTime! According to E!, the rumored on-again couple relied on FaceTime during the holidays. Do you think Justin made someone from the hockey team hold the phone while he showed Selena his backward skating skills? Do you think Justin signed any pucks while Selena was watching on her phone? And more importantly, do you think Selena was present (via FaceTime) when Justin recorded this excellent video of himself singing N.E.R.D and Rihanna's "Lemon"?
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.