Posted: 11:01 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
By Julia Wayne
With all the twerking and reuniting and thongkini-ing of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, we almost missed something kinda big that happened last night: Justin Bieber skipped out on the festivities.
The usual awards show mainstay was nowhere to be found while his most famous ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, showed off the right half of her body while accepting her award for “Best Pop Video.” Considering Biebs only got a fraction of a nomination in a professional category — he was featured on will.i.am’s “#thatPOWER,” which was nominated for Best Choreography — it’s not really a big deal that he passed on the Brooklyn-based show.
Well, except that Biebs is knee-deep in an image problem, and a little red carpet smiling and clapping might have been just the thing to remind people that he cares about music, even when he’s not being honored. But you know what’s even better for his image? Hanging out with an ex-girlfriend who knew him when… which is exactly what he did, apparently.
“Get off ur phone Jacque,” Biebs captioned a photo of what seems to be ex Jacque Pyles, whom he dated back in 2009. It appears the photo was taken at a movie theater, since it’s super dark and it would be pretty frowned upon to be watching Selena Gomez accept an award playing Candy Crush during the flick.
The same night, JB also posted a cryptic but joyful, “Great dinner. Life is beautiful,” on Twitter. It was just the latest in a series of upbeat tweets from the young star. Perhaps a new/old girl is putting a spring back in The Biebs’ step?
What do you think: Should Justin quit playing games with Selena’s heart and go back to his old love?