One Month After Hailey Insisted There Is “No Drama” Between Them, Selena Gomez And Hailey Bieber Posed For A Picture Together.
Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber, as you are probably aware, surprised fans over the weekend when they were pictured together for the first time. Photographer Tyrell Hampton captured the sweet moment at the second annual Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday night, and the picture surfaced online the following day. In the picture, the two stars are leaning into one another and look like the best of friends as they pose together. Other images from the evening show Selena and Hailey cuddling and grinning for the camera. Despite the fact that you may have seen the aforementioned images on social media and heard rumblings about how significant they are, you might not be fully aware of their full significance.
After years of being pitted against one another over Justin Bieber, Hailey and Selena have joined together. Since 2018, the two women’s fandoms have been at odds, with each of them openly retaliating when they were the targets of online abuse.We have to go back to 2011 when Selena first started her seven-year on-again, off-again relationship with Justin to fully grasp how complicated the entire scenario is.In February 2011, the two former child stars first made their relationship known to the world. They originally broke up in November of the following year, and they got back together in April of 2013.Selena and Justin would date other people while they were apart from one another. This pattern persisted for many years, and when Hailey first entered the picture in 2014, Justin was forced to deny that they were dating because he posted a selfie with her to Instagram and described her as a “good friend.”Ironically, Hailey was a major “Jelena” fan before she and Justin started dating, and when she was a teenager, she frequently tweeted about him and Selena as a relationship.”I don’t care what anyone says, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez together is the embodiment of a teenage fantasy,” she declared in 2011.
She joked that she would be “forever alone” the following year, describing Selena as “beyond flawless” and Jelena as having the “ideal relationship.” Hailey was around 15 at the time, and her Twitter account has since been removed. She, Selena, or Justin have never responded to the tweets. Meanwhile, Justin and Selena’s most recent relationship lasted from November 2017 to March 2018, and three months after their breakup, Justin reconnected with Hailey.
Hailey recalled Justin telling her at the end of their chance encounter at a Miami press conference for their church in June 2018: “We’re not going to be friends.” A month later, Justin proposed, and they were legally wed in a private courthouse ceremony in September 2018, just six months after his and Selena’s most recent breakup and after almost eight years of their turbulent relationship.Because of Justin’s relationships with Selena and Hailey’s swift turnarounds, the two ladies have frequently been the target of harsh attacks and online turmoil.During an Instagram Live in October 2019, Selena made an apparent allusion to Hailey being targeted by her fans, saying, “I do not stand for women ripping women down.” I’ll never, ever support that. Therefore, kindly treat everyone. No matter the circumstance, if you’re one of my followers, kindly refrain from being unpleasant to others.
Selena continued, “Don’t go off and say things that you just feel in the moment… Please, for me, know that that’s not my heart. “Hailey tried to show support for her husband’s ex by liking an Instagram photo of Selena from 2019 as well as a post from Elle magazine from August 2021, which featured Selena as its cover girl.
The insider added: “It’s her way of trying to make peace and show her support for Selena in a low-key, yet public way.” Previously, a source told Us Weekly that Hailey thought that like pictures of Selena would demonstrate to fans “there are no bad feelings.”
Nevertheless, it seemed that her efforts had been in vain, and in April of this year, Hailey seemed to allude to the fact that she was still getting offensive messages from Selena’s fans. Although she didn’t elaborate, she said in a TikTok video: “Leave me alone at this point. I am going about my business. I am silent and don’t do anything. Please don’t disturb me. There has been enough time for you to leave me alone. I sincerely beg of you. That’s all I’m asking for. Give me some space. Be miserable somewhere else. Please.”The following month, after Hailey posted a video of her skincare routine to social media, Selena was accused by Hailey’s fans of dissing her. Selena didn’t say a word in the entire clip, much less make any mention of Hailey, but comparisons between the two videos quickly led to the accusation that Selena was mocking Hailey’s recent “Get Ready With Me” post.
When she initially apologised, Selena fessed up to having “no idea” what went wrong. This is why I think it’s important to take care of your mental health, she said in a comment on the video. I have no idea what I did, but I really apologise. No malice was intended. Then, last month, on the Call Her Daddy podcast, Hailey addressed the alleged beef between herself and Selena in-depth. She emphasised that her relationship with Justin had no connection to Selena in any way.He had never been in a relationship at the time that he and I began hooking up or doing anything similar. She stated on the show that interfering in someone else’s relationship is not in my nature. “I just wouldn’t do that. I had a better upbringing than that. I’ve never been interested in doing that, and I’m not now.Hailey later said, “But, of course, there’s a very lengthy history there and it’s not my connection. That was a circumstance where I know for a fact that it was the proper thing for them to lock that door; they were not in a relationship at that time.It has nothing to do with me, so I respect that a lot, but I know that it closed a chapter and I believe it was the best thing for him to move on, get engaged, get married, and move on with his life in that way, she continued.Hailey said that her and Justin’s wedding was “very abrupt and pretty wild,” but she felt that it was the correct choice despite the criticism of their relationship. And Hailey was eager to reiterate that there is “no drama” between her and Selena, saying: “I respect her, there’s no drama personally.” She added that “the only people that really know the truth of the situation and what the timeline really was and how it happened and how it went down are me and him.”
“That’s also why I feel like if everybody on our side knows what happened and we’re good and we could walk away from it with clarity and respect, and that’s fine,” Hailey said. At the time, Hailey received criticism from Selena’s fans for speaking about Selena so publicly. The singer responded by urging her followers to be kind during a TikTok Live.Selena mentioned that some things she’d read online are “just horrible and terrible” and “not fair,” but she avoided mentioning hailey by name.
She continued, “No one should ever be spoken to in the manner that I’ve seen,” before stressing the value of being “kind” to others online. Despite the fact that Selena and Hailey have been open about their desire to move on with their lives with no ill feelings for one another over the past few years, they have consistently been treated as rivals.But the weekend’s photos now show a united front, and many people have expressed their hope that this will put a stop to the drama.
I’m sorry, but if you can’t see that Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber actually get along well and that you, the fans, are the problem, I don’t know what to say to you. One person tweeted, “Plz stop the drama. Kinda iconic that hailey and selena attending the same event were able to take a picture together despite y’insane all’s beliefs about them hating each other.
Another succinct statement was made: “This is a genuinely famous moment in pop culture. I’m hoping this puts an end to online trolls always comparing Hailey to Selena and allows them to finally move on.I couldn’t have put it more succinctly myself.