Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been inseparable for over a year now. While there have been literally thousands of rumors about predicting Jelena's ultimately inevitable dissolution as a couple, they're still steady as they go. How long can their relationship continue? Surely their teenage puppy love story can't continue forever. Or can it? Selena Gomez was recently spotted and photographed wearing a new ring on the third finger of her left hand. The ring is no doubt a gift from Justin Bieber. Was it just a loving gesture or are they secretly engaged?
Not only are Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez fond of PDA, they also like PDJÂ—that is, public displays of jewelry. In this case, the jewelry is on display on Selena Gomez's engagement finger, and it's a ring sporting the letter "J." The "J" obviously stands for Justin, but could it be symbolic of so much more?
The JB fan site featuring the photo of Selena's new hand-candy joked that "Justin owes Selena a J ring anyway since she lost her P ring." The joke refers to the fact that before she started dating Justin, Selena wore a so-called "purity ring" aka "promise ring" on that finger indicating that she was a virgin and determined to remain so until marriage. Now after over a year of dating, JB suddenly gives her a ring with his own first initial. Has the Biebs popped the question? Has Selena said "Yes?" Is a wedding imminent?
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are now in Puerto Rico where Selena will give a concert on January 22. Is this trip an elopement?
Probably not. Two seriously family oriented teens like Justin and Selena would never run away and get married in secret. They would never do that to their parents or their fans. However, they might get engaged in secret until they can figure out how to break the news to the world.
You can see a photo of Selena Gomez's "J" ring by clicking here.
What do you think?
Hope Carson 2011
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.