Selena Gomez’s mom is getting candid about her daughter’s relationship with Justin Bieber in a new interview.
According to PEOPLE, Mandy Teefey admitted that she’s “not happy” her 25-year-old daughter has rekindled her romance with the “Sorry” singer, 23, during an interview with Gossip Cop. She also revealed she has not spoken to Bieber in “years,” not even via text message.
After splitting from the weekend (née Abel Tesfaye) in October, Gomez began spending time with Bieber, whom she first started dating in 2010.
But despite Teefey’s feelings about her daughter’s decision to give her on-again off-again ex another chance, she told Gossip Cop she knows Gomez is old enough to “make her own choices.”
“Selena can live her life however she wants as long as she is happy, safe and healthy,” she said.
“She is 25-years old and knows what is at stake with her health,” she continued, adding that Gomez “is an adult and can make her own choices.”
An insider confirmed in December that Teefey, 41, had voluntarily sought treatment in the hospital in L.A. but dismissed a report that it was because of an argument with her daughter over Bieber. “It’s been a stressful time for Mandy and she made the decision herself to go to the hospital and make sure everything was okay,” said the insider.
Though Gomez and Teefey aren’t on speaking terms, the singer “also wants to give her mom some space,” added the source close to the family. “When they fight, they fight hard. But when they love, they also love hard.”