Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber made netizens around the world excited with this photo.
Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, and Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber’s current wife, were rumored for a long time to have a rivalry going on between them. Selena Gomez dated Justin Bieber for about 8-9 years. Shortly after the couple’s last breakup, Justin Bieber married Hailey Bieber in September 2018.
Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber didn’t mention each other directly, but a rumor was made about them online that Hailey Bieber stole Justin Bieber from Selena Gomez. Many fans of Selena Gomez don’t like Hailey Bieber, especially as Selena Gomez suffered the pain of undergoing a kidney transplant due to lupus in 2018. Fans split into two sides and fought each other, and there were countless malicious comments on both Selena and Hailey’s posts and contents over the years.
Some people even shouted “Selena Gomez” at official events where Hailey Bieber appeared. When a netizen commented, “You’re not in love with Hailey. You got married to get revenge on Selena Gomez,” Justin Bieber responded, “Why am I even getting married to get revenge on my ex-girlfriend? Be ashamed of yourself.”
On the other hand, there was the incident that Selena Gomez apologized after being embroiled in controversy that she mocked Hailey Bieber in a TikTok video.
It started when Hailey Bieber posted a video of her skincare-makeup routine on TikTok, and hours later Selena Gomez also shared a video of her skincare routine on her TikTok. Some netizens claimed that Gomez was dissing Hailey Bieber with her eyes rolling, etc. Criticism of comments such as “You are blatantly harassing another woman” and “Selena Gomez is scared of Hailey Bieber” flooded in.
Selena Gomez said at the time, “This is why I believe that I need to take care of my mental health”, speaking out against the criticism. She then wrote, “I don’t know what I did, but I’m really sorry. I had no bad intentions. It will be deleted soon.” She ‘reluctantly’ apologized.
Hailey Bieber was suffering from the same situation. In a TikTok video, some netizens asked her to stop referring to Selena Gomez in her comments over and over again.
Hailey Bieber stressed, “enough time has passed” and “I care about my business and haven’t done anything. Leave me alone. It’s been too long. I’m begging you. This is my only request,” asking the malicious commenters directly.
Then on one of her podcasts, Hailey Bieber said that there are absolutely no ill feelings between her and Selena Gomez. She revealed, “I respect her a lot.”
Hailey Bieber also said that “Everyone on our side knows what happened and it’s fine” about Justin Bieber getting married almost immediately after his last breakup with Selena Gomez. Hailey Bieber also emphasized that she never “stole” Justin Bieber from Selena Gomez. Because it is something that doesn’t fit her personality.
About two weeks after Hailey Bieber made these comments, she met Selena Gomez in person and the two took a historic photo.
The two posed happily at an event held in Los Angeles last month. They not only smiled for the camera, but also shared a sweet hug at the Academy Film Museum’s second annual event. Contrary to rumors, the relationship between Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez is very good. Fans around the world went crazy over this photo.
Afterwards, article headlines such as “End of discord” and “End of the rivalry of the century” were everywhere. However, it seems like the truth is nothing even happened between Hailey and Selena in the first place and that the “rivalry of the century” existed only in the minds of netizens.