Pop singer Justin Bieber and his new girlfriend, Sofia Richie, have reportedly called it quits just six weeks after they were first spotted out and about together.
A source close to the couple told Us Weekly that things had started “cooling off” between the lovebirds earlier this month.
Just a few days ago, 18-year-old Sofia – whose dad is Lionel Richie – opened up about Justin during an interview with Billboard magazine.
“We have a special relationship. Justin is very easy to talk to, and that’s hard to find with people in Los Angeles,” she told the publication.
Prior to their rumoured breakup, the couple had been snapped celebrating Sofia’s 18th birthday in Mexico and before that, playing tourist in Japan.
Justin also hit headlines over the romance when he deleted his Instagram account, in response to fans leaving hurtful comments about his new girlfriend.
“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand,” he wrote at the time.
“if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people like that.”
The post even sparked a small tiff with his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who reportedly left a comment saying “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only.
"Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you."
Their war of words didn't stop there, as Justin accused Selena of using him for attention, leading to alleged cheating accusations from both sides before Justin deleted his account altogether.