The showbiz wonderland is full of stories that can make anyone smile, cry, or be in complete shock. For Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber, they managed to send everyone on a roller coaster of emotions with just several photos. Here’s what happened.
The internet was ~*shook*~
Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber pose for photos together at the Academy Museum Gala. pic.twitter.com/6sr5NpjI1A
— Pop Base (@PopBase) October 16, 2022
Everybody was caught off guard after a photo of singer-songwriter Selena Gomez and model Hailey Baldwin Bieber popped on social media. The two posed in several pictures together, all smiles, hugging, and absolutely radiant, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ 2nd Annual Gala in Los Angeles.
But for those wondering why this moment was such a big deal for many, let’s take a stroll down memory lane for a bit.
First, there was Jelena
Selena’s on-and-off romance with singer Justin Bieber were iconic back in the 2010s. The two started dating in 2011 and had split several times before ending the relationship for good in 2018.
More stories about their relationship were revealed post-breakup, too. At one point, Selena and Justin even revealed — or somewhat hinted — that they wrote songs about each other even after their breakup.
Then, there was Jailey
The two first met at a fan event in 2009. They were in a non-exclusive relationship for quite some time, had a fallout in between, and eventually got back together. Justin and Hailey tied the knot at a courthouse in 2018, then had a traditional wedding a year after.
So, was there a rift between Selena and Hailey?
To this day, some Jelena fans are so passionate about the ex-couple’s relationship that they’ve directed hate at Hailey. There are even countless speculations of a feud between Selena and Hailey, but the two women seem like they’re on good terms. Selena even called out the toxic behavior of some of her fans that are sending hate messages toward the model. In the same way, Hailey also shared there’s no bad blood between her and the pop star.
Netizens were in awe
As soon as the photos got online, Selena and Hailey immediately made headlines. This made it clear to many fans that the ladies have no problems — it’s clear their fans are the issue.
I’m sorry but if you can’t tell Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber genuinely have no problems with each other and you as fans are the issue then idk what to tell you. Please end the drama pic.twitter.com/g8fdnyTkgr
— ꩇׁׅ݊ꫀׁׅܻᥣׁׅ֪ᨵׁׅժׁׅ݊ᨮ꫶ׁׅ֮ (@Melaadyy) October 16, 2022
Let’s face it. Some people live to women at each other’s throats, from the Nicki versus Cardi beef and Britney Spears contra Christina Aguilera to Lady Gaga versus Madonna.
We could go on and on about this culture of pitting women against one another, but everyone will agree it must stop.
woman supporting woman, we love to see !🏻 pic.twitter.com/rFZN97S3GU
— ゞ (@wolvesring) October 16, 2022
And we stan!
Exactly Hailey and Selena. The world just wanted a drama but these two ladies said ” Not today” pic.twitter.com/sxJS8WBjR1
— ہان 🌿 1ΞX0 (@exoldrew) October 17, 2022
Remember, not everything you see or hear on social media is true.
selena gomez and hailey bieber just flipped a mirror on social media stan culture and their normalized bullying behaviors with one single picture. y’all are stuttering big time now. https://t.co/pv05xVZIjt
— Sienna (@winonasrider) October 16, 2022
the way hailey bieber and selena gomez have done more for world peace that majority of the politicians in the world
— jenna (@aIrightdrew) October 16, 2022
We see no lies here.
selena gomez and hailey bieber’s energy pic.twitter.com/BdGR1Ga2h5
— gilmore girls screencaps (@capgilmore) October 16, 2022
Hopefully, we won’t see any more unfounded rumors of a feud between these two women. Let’s focus on more ~*important*~ things, shall we?