Selena Gomez Talks Justin Bieber: “We Enjoy Each Other’s Company Every Now And Then”

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.  Kevin Mazur/

Well, that's one way of putting it! In a new interview with the Associated Press, Selena Gomez admitted that it's not easy to completely close the door on ex Justin Bieber.

"I've known him for a really long time and we enjoy each other's company every now and then," she shared. "But I'm definitely single and enjoying being that."

Indeed, the pair's on-again, off-again relationship since their first breakup in November 2012 has had way more than its fair share of ups and downs.

Most recently on Saturday, July 27, the 19-year-old "Believe" singer attended Gomez's 21st gypsy-themed birthday party in Malibu, as Us Weekly previously reported. "Justin flew in specifically for the party on a day off from his tour," a source told Us. "He wasn't dressed in costume, but carried a single red rose in his hand." 

Taking a cue from her bestie Taylor Swift (who's endured more than one breakup in the public eye), the former Disney star says that she's trying to deal with her relationship/friendship with the Canadian native as privately as she can.

"Taylor's been one of the strongest people I've ever known and she's been through a lot," Gomez explained. "Honestly I think if anything I aspire to be her in her personal life and how she handles herself publicly."

Bieber issues aside, the actress — who kicks off her Stars Dance tour Aug. 14 — is focusing on family time, especially on her new little half-sister, Gracie (who was born in June to her mom and stepdad). "It's crazy," she told the AP. "There's a 21-year age gap, which is OK, but it's actually really amazing because we won't be fighting over boys or clothes, so I'll be able to be a cool aunt in a way."

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