It was the Monday morning news we all needed. Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber are friends! Or at least, there’s no bad blood between the two women. Photographs of Gomez and Bieber went viral today after they attended the Annual Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles overnight. “Plot twist”, photographer Tyrell Hampton posted on Instagram.
Bieber wore a slinky Saint Laurent gown from the Spring 2023 runway and Tiffany & Co. jewellery. Gomez chose to wear an Armani power suit and Cartier jewellery.
The duo have been embroiled in controversy for years after claims that the model seemingly cheated with Justin Bieber on his ex-girlfriend in 2018. What ensued was an army of Jelena fans that bullied Bieber (née Baldwin) for many years. Case in point: the 2021 Met Gala.
Earlier this month Bieber appeared on the Call Her Daddy podcast to put the old rumours to bed. Responding to a question that she cheated with Justin she quickly responded, “No, not at one time.” “When him and I started hooking up, or anything of that sort, he was not in any relationship,” she said. “It’s not my character to mess with someone’s relationship, I was raised better than that.”
The model continued, “I understand how it looks from the outside, but that was a situation where I know for a fact that it was the right thing for them to close that door, but of course, there’s a very long history there and I respect that a lot. I don’t want to talk on either one of their behalf’s.”
We weren’t the only ones to get excited over the reunion. Ava Philippe, daughter to Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe, took to her Instagram story overnight to react to the news. “I’m not one to get wrapped up in celeb drama & at the end of the day, it’s really just a pic (& none of my business!) But it does make me smile to see these boss babes out there setting the record straight. Love + respect for you both!”
The likes of Lily Collins, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, Kaia Gerber and Olivia Wilde were all in attendance overnight for the star studded bash.