The Weeknd ready to face Selena Gomez's ex-lover Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have been dating since January.

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Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have reportedly become inseparable Reuters

The Weeknd is reportedly ready to meet Selena Gomez's former boyfriend, Justin Bieber. The Starboy hitmaker was apparently reluctant to face the Baby hitmaker, but not anymore.

A source told Hollywood Life: "The Weeknd would do everything to avoid an awkward situation with Justin Bieber. But he knows he will run into him sooner or later."

"It will most likely go down at an award show when he's with Selena Gomez, 24, and he anticipates to take the high road when that happens," the insider added.

"If Justin throws a verbal jab or something more in the shade department, then Abel is is more than ready to stick up for himself. He would never allow Justin to make him look like an idiot," the source continued.

Rumours that The Weeknd and Gomez are dating started after the two were seen kissing while leaving dinner at Giorgio Baldi restaurant on 10 January in Santa Monica, California. On 26 January, the two were spotted together in Florence, Italy.

Gomez had previously revealed that she is unhappy with the constant scrutiny about her relationship with Bieber. She told W magazine: "I'm so exhausted. I honestly am so done. I care about his health and well-being. But I can't do it anymore."

"To me it was: I'm 18, I have a boyfriend, we look cute together, we like that. Then I got my heart broken and I cared. Because people had no idea what was going on, but everywhere it was a million different things. I was kind of in a corner, banging my head against the wall. I didn't know where to go," Gomez added.