Selena Gomez has parted ways with her manager parents, and rumor has it that their disapproval of on-again-off-again-on-again boyfriend Justin Bieber is what finally led to the rift.
The pop star's mom and stepdad, Mandy and Brian Teefey, have been managing her since her breakthrough Disney days on Wizards of Waverly Place, but apparently they severed their professional relationship last month.
Sources told TMZ that Selena feels like she's "outgrown her parents" and that the family friction was not the reason for the split, despite their disapproval of her decision to keep going back to Bieber.
Regardless of the reason, it seems that split is amicable, and even though we're first hearing of it, it's nothing new. Not only have they now been "separated" for a month, a friend says that they've been talking about it since late last year. "This has been going on for awhile," the source said. "This didn't just happen yesterday."
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Her parents continue to support her and they remain close, which just further intensifies our perception of their disapproval of the Biebs. The official parting of ways came just after Selena supposedly got back together with him? They disapprove of the relationship but remain supportive of her?
Sounds like her parents are taking a needed step back (regardless of whose choice it was) and letting Selena take control of her life make her own mistakes.
And we're pretty sure Justin Bieber is a mistake at this point in time.
Do you think Justin had anything to do with Selena's parents retiring as her managers?
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