Selena Gomez & Hailey Bieber posed together at the Academy Museum Gala

I definitely did not think this would happen, and certainly not this quickly! Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber were photographed together at the Academy Museum Gala over the weekend. This comes after a recent and unnecessary rehash of old drama. On a podcast appearance last month, Hailey denied that Justin cheated with her. And then Selena vaguely chastised her fans against trolling by making a video about kindness and plugging her beauty line. Neither mentioned the other’s name. Anyway, they were both at the gala and posed for a pic together.

Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez shared a sweet moment together last night.

The model and the actress both attended the second annual Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles last night, and they were captured spending time together. In the pics, which were taken by photographer Tyrell Hampton, the two stars smile as they get close at the event, with one pic showing them sharing a hug.

For the evening, Hailey wore a sultry strapless gown from Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2023 collection, featuring a torso cutout and ruched detailing, paired with a vintage Tiffany & Co. necklace. Meanwhile, Selena chose a chic black suit with satin lapels and flared trousers, paired with open-toe sandals and statement chandelier earrings.

The moment comes in the wake of Hailey’s statements addressing the years-long fan speculation of an alleged feud between herself and Selena over their relationships with Justin Bieber. During her appearance on the Call Her Daddy podcast last month, the model assured that despite fans’ assumptions, she never dated the “Peaches” singer at the same time as Selena.

In the podcast, Hailey explained that she and Justin rekindled their romance in 2018 after the singer had “closed a chapter” with Selena, saying that she “period, point blank … was never in a relationship with him when he was with anybody.”

Hailey also said that she’s seen what people say about her online, and that she wishes everyone would just let things go and accept the reality of the situation.

“The perpetuation, comes from the misperception, ‘Oh, you stole him,'” she said. “It comes from the fact that they wished he had ended up with someone else and that’s fine. You can wish that all you want but that’s just not the case.”

“[Fans] wish that he had ended up with someone else, and that’s fine. You can wish that all you want, but that’s just not the case,” she added. “If we have moved on, why can’t you?”

Days after the podcast was released, Selena seemed to respond to Hailey’s comments during a Tik Tok live, in which she emphasized that the words you say about other people matter.

“I think some of the things that I don’t even need to be aware of are just vile and disgusting. And it’s not fair because no one ever should be spoken to in the manner that I’ve seen.”

She added that she finds it “ironic” that fans who support her Rare Beauty line, which recently released a collection of Kind Words Matte Lipsticks and Lip Liners, could also not understand the impact of words.

“If you support Rare, I cannot thank you enough, but know that you are also representing what it means and that is words matter. Truly matter. So it’s coming from me, and I just want all of you to know that I hope that you understand that this is much bigger than anything else.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

I actually gasped when I saw the picture on Instagram. So is this long-standing beef finally squashed?! One can hope. This middle school love triangle over Justin Bieber didn’t look great for either of them. Even though I’m a Selena fan, I’m a bit skeptical and think this was for optics. Optics like Selena has her Apple TV+ documentary coming out and she also happens to have the best PR team in the business. This little drama was a distraction from that and the constant rehashing was not a good look, even if Hailey was the one bringing it up, it changed the conversation to something Selena and her team likely didn’t want or need. Because frankly, Selena’s career is booming while Justin seems to be struggling a bit and Hailey is a nepo baby turned eternal plus one. (But I do like Hailey’s hair color these days.) Old grudges or not, it looks better for Selena to rise above and graciously pose for a picture. And over it or not, I wouldn’t want to pose with my face right next to my long-term ex-boyfriend’s wife. If you look closely, both ladies look a bit pinched, like they’re gritting their teeth and getting through it, but overall they sold it.

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    I think this was a smart move on both parts. Now let’s move on from it all cause Justin Beiber is not worth all the commotion.

  2. Snuffles says:

    I doubt they’re besties or even close at all, but I’m sure both have moved on and are over this shit and wanted to make that clear.

  3. dlc says:

    good for them

  4. Maria says:

    “Nepo baby turned eternal plus one“
    Hahah you nailed it

  5. dee(2) says:

    I’ll be honest I don’t pay attention to Selena Gomez much because I was much too old for her Disney show, and her music isn’t my cup of tea, but from what I have read about her she seems like she always wants to keep drama to a minimum. She also from what I have read seems to think social media and “fans” defending her by constantly going after another woman is garbage. I’m sure there’s no love lost there, but you don’t have love every single person you share space with. It honestly feels like her “fans” are more invested in keeping up nonsense and hiding their crappy behavior behind defense of Selena than she is driving any of it.

    • Bash says:

      Unfortunately, there have been a lot of stories of Selena being shady behind the scenes and fuelling the fire in this situation. It seems Selena cares about her own mental health, but not necessarily anyone else’s.

  6. Faround says:

    Glad they both were mature enough for this statement PR. Hate the female feud narrative for both of them. I’m just very impressed with Selena lately. Her healing and growth while dealing with a chronic illness and mental health is inspiring! I have a chronic illness and it’s always helpful to see people share their journeys publicly.

  7. Emily says:

    The beef was always the fans, not the women. People love putting women against each other.

    Good for them.

    Selena is a big mental health advocate (even finds a charity through her makeup line). There’s no way she is supportive of her fans have behaved.

  8. Cessily says:

    Selena is just stunningly beautiful. She has faced so many life threatening illnesses between her lupus, renal failure, and kidney transplant she is a strong woman. I hope she continues to enjoy her life and has good health. Transplants are not a cure just a treatment and the anti rejection meds are nothing to joke about and cause a whole new set of issues, I’m glad she is putting her self above the pettiness.

  9. lucy2 says:

    Good for them, hope it dampens some of the fan crazy.

  10. Pointillist says:

    Women need to get more credit for stuff like this.

  11. Katherine says:

    Definitely optics. Remember when Nina Dobrev posed with Nikki Reed? Same vibes.

  12. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    When I saw that picture, my first thought was “I wouldn’t pose with that b.” And I could not figure out which one I was referring to.

  13. Smash says:

    Hailey is so gorgeous! I don’t really trust Selena’s motives, but I hope my doubt is unfounded and they’re actually at peace with each other.

  14. jferber says:

    Selena is SO over Justin. Nice of her to pose with Hailey. Selena’s career has exploded and it’s not stopping. She has no time for ish from that quarter. It’s all good. Look forward to next summer’s Only Murders in the Building (S.G. is an executive producer) and the re-make of Working Girl (which she’s in talks to produce to star in, I think). I liked the original a lot, but I’d love to watch it with Selena in it.