Friends hope Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber's break up is here to stay.
The 20-year-old actress and the 18-year-old pop star revealed their split on Friday after two years together and while those close to the brunette beauty fully expect Justin to try to win her back, they are surprised it took so long for the pair to break up as she has "shed many tears" over him in the past year.
A friend of Selena's told The Sun newspaper: "It's been so difficult to watch this unfold over the past year or so. Selena has shed so many tears over Justin."
"She's tried to split up with him so many times but they have always ended up back together."
"It's out in the open now and that is one of the toughest parts, so that means there's more chance it will be permanent this time. But we expect Justin to try to win her back - and he tends to get what he wants."
Despite separating last week, the former couple were spotted together in New York on Sunday, where they are thought to have held talks about their relationship.
A source explained, "I saw Selena go into the hotel around 5:40 pm and not even three hours later, Justin went in. I saw him leave around 11 pm."