AceShowbiz - Justin Bieber is learning from his past. After rekindling his romance with his ex Selena Gomez, the "Sorry" hitmaker seemingly tries to take things slow and lets Selena lead their relationship. The 23-year-old Canadian heartthrob reportedly respects his reunited beau and gives her the space to spend Thanksgiving in Texas with her family, and Selena's impressed.
"Justin is doing everything to prove to Selena that this time around he is the real deal," a source claims to HollywoodLife.com. "He respected her wishes around Thanksgiving not to spend it with her family and he is respecting that she wants to slow things down to make sure everything is working out to her liking and he is giving her the space she requested."
The source continues that Justin "doesn't want to seem like he's smothering her," adding that the "Despacito" singer "is happy that things are going well and he will see her soon." Justin reportedly "is just making sure he is doing all the right things to make it all work out. And he is passing with flying colors."
The reunited couple indeed celebrated Thanksgiving separately this year. Justin opted for a hockey match with several high school kids in Canada over the holiday. Meanwhile, the former Disney darling spent Thanksgiving with her family without the Biebs. Previous report suggested that the "Love Yourself" hitmaker "decided to not ruffle any feathers and had Selena visit her family without him because he can see her a lot more than they do and he also didn't want to be the reason that people had a bad holiday."
"He is trying to make the right decisions and get back into her family's good graces and not showing up for Thanksgiving or taking her away to do their own thing was an important thing to do this year," added another source. "It's all about baby steps with Justin this time around."
Justin and Selena, who previously were spotted being together in numerous outings, finally confirmed their reconciliation by sharing a smooch during a hockey game at L.A. Valley Ice Center in California on November 15. 25-year-old Selena was snapped leaning over the divider and planting a kiss on her beau during a time out.
"Justin loves coming to the rink because everyone treats him normal and now that Selena has been here a couple times with him you can tell he tries to show off for her and that was no different this time around," said a source. "He was skating hard and trying to make all the plays."
The source added, "Then during breaks, every chance they had to kiss they did. It was like a complete make out festival and they were the only ones invited."