07/23/2013 08:59 am ET

Selena Gomez Was Justin Bieber's Crush When He Was 15 (VIDEO)

The epic love saga between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez may be over for now, but the 19-year-old pop star has always had feelings for his now-ex.

Back in 2009, when the name "Bieber" was synonymous with an adolescent hair flip and Canadian dreams, the budding musician appeared on a Los Angeles radio show, and a 15-year-old Bieber confessed that he had a thing for Gomez, TMZ learned.

After Lil Bieb called Jessica Biel "Fiiiiiine," DJ Skee asked him about a celebrity crush. "Selena Gomez," he answered before joking, "No one heard that."

Two years later, Bieber's dream came true when he and Gomez stepped out as a couple at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

Fast forward a few more years, and their relationship would become the stuff that teen pop star romance dreams are made of. They would go through a very public breakup. There would be many Instagram and Twitter "OOPS!" moments. Gomez would include an old Biebs voicemail in her new single "Love Will Remember." She would tell Ryan Seacrest that her relationship with the young troublemaker was "stressful." And, oh yeah, he would piss in a bucket.



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