Selena Gomez May Have Sent a Secret Message to Justin Bieber in Her Latest Instagram

Selena Gomez's latest Instagram caption might be a secret message for Justin Bieber and a hint that her new song will be about him.

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber's love story is still going. The chronically on-again, off-again couple are taking time apart (opens in new tab), but are reportedly still thinking about each other very much.

This week, Gomez has been teasing the release of her new single, "Back to You," which will appear on the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 (opens in new tab) soundtrack. In her latest tease for the track, the singer shared a very suggestive caption: "I wanna hold you when I’m not supposed to…"

To some, the caption seems like it just *might* be a lyric from the song.

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According to HollywoodLife (opens in new tab)Gomez still cares about her ex, and "she thinks about him all the time."

Earlier this week, a source close to the "Bad Liar" singer reportedly told the gossip site (opens in new tab), "Selena still cares for Justin very deeply. He will always be her first real love, and she thinks about him all the time....Selena thinks he is one of the most talented guys she has ever known, and she listens to his music almost every day. Even though things between them aren't perfect right now, hearing his songs keeps him close to her heart."

This wouldn't be the first time the exes had sent each other (not-so) secret signals in recent months. In March, just after news of their most recent split, Gomez was photographed (opens in new tab) wearing a shirt that read "Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman," which many interpreted as a message for Bieber. Then, in April, Bieber posted a slew of workout pics that some thought were intended (opens in new tab) for Gomez.

If the caption is a lyric from the track and the lyric is about Bieber, it certainly wouldn't be the first time the singers had shared their story through song (opens in new tab).

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.