Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back together and trying to make their relationship work, but a close pal exclusively tells RadarOnline.com the paparazzi and prying eyes of the public are making it difficult for them to move forward.
Last Friday night when Justin and Selena went to Yamato Japanese restaurant in Encino and left just minutes later, with Selena speeding off separately, it was assumed the two got in a fight — but a source claims that's not what happened at all.
"There was no blow up. Selena is just super embarrassed by all of this attention surrounding their relationship and she got upset when they sat down and people were staring and pulling out their cell phones," the source said.
"She was uncomfortable and wanted out of there, and that's why they left almost immediately."
And it was after that incident that paparazzi caught Justin outside of Selena's house unable to get through the gate at her driveway and it was reported that she'd locked him out — but again, the source tells RadarOnline.com that's simply not true.
"The gate was just broken or having some sort of malfunction and wouldn't let Justin in," the insider revealed.
"He got frustrated by all the paparazzi out there taunting him about being locked out, so he took off to get them off his tail and returned to Selena's shortly after."
Of course when Selena didn't accompany Justin to the American Music Awards, more fuel was added to the fire that the two were having problems.
"Selena didn't go to the AMAs because she hadn't been feeling well and she knew all eyes would be on their relationship," the source said.
"She wanted the focus to be Justin's accomplishments. She went to the after-parties to show her support, but still felt bad, which is why she ended up in the hospital with a throat infection."
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"When Selena hung out with Taylor she was really stressed out and frazzled about everything with Justin," the source said.
"But Taylor reminded her how crazy Justin is over her and to just try to stay above the fray."
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported on Tuesday, Selena is making Justin work for this second chance with her.
"The problem between them stemmed from Justin texting other girls," the source said.
"So Selena is embarrassed by what he did because it makes her look stupid, that he would talk to these other girls, and she is also embarrassed that everyone is so invested in their relationship now because of his actions."
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