AP source: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez break up

Selena and Justin

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Singers Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber arrive at 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

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by ALICIA RANCILIO

Associated Press

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 9:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A source confirms to The Associated Press that Justin Bieber is no longer Selena Gomez's "Boyfriend."

The source is not authorized to discuss the split with the press and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The breakup apparently happened last week. Distance and their busy schedules were cited as factors.

Eighteen-year-old Bieber is touring to promote his latest album, "Believe," which contains the hit "Boyfriend." Twenty-year-old Gomez is filming a "Wizards of Waverly Place" reunion for the Disney Channel.

The pair made their relationship public in February 2011.

E! News was the first to report the split.

Bieber seems to be doing OK, at least publicly. On the red carpet of Wednesday's Victoria's Secret fashion show he said, "I'd rather be here than anywhere in the world."

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