Wondering what all the buzz surrounding Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid is about? Well, the Rare Beauty mogul just seemingly ended the pair's rumored 'feud' by sharing some major love for the model—and let's just say, the internet has some thoughts. Here's what's gone down...
For anyone who doesn't know, both Bella and Selena famously dated The Weeknd (real name, Abel Tesfaye). Bella and The Weeknd's relationship initially began in 2015, with the pair splitting in 2016. The Out Of Time singer then dated Selena between 2017 and 2018, before rekindling things with Bella once again, in the same year. They parted ways for good in 2019—with Bella now dating boyfriend Marc Kalman.
Despite neither Selena nor Bella ever confirming any bad blood between them, the proximity of their relationships with Abel sparked rumors of a potential 'feud'—especially after it was reported in 2017 that the pair had unfollowed each other on Instagram. Things were then stirred up again in 2019, when Selena refollowed Bella, with the model then seemingly not reciprocating the Insta olive branch.
Now though, it seems Selena has nothing but love for Bella and her iconic thin 90s brows and is done with those pesky feud rumors. If you're hazy on the latest Bella and Selena updates—stay tuned, we'll break it all down for you...
What's going on with Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid?
So, what's all this new drama about?
Well, the buzz around the two A-listers all began on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, when Selena took to her Instagram Story and shared a picture of Bella Hadid, with the hashtag "girlcrush."
She then followed up with two stories on TikTok, the first saw her wearing the Bella Hadid Filter—which gave her those sharp, feline-like brows that are so synonymous with Bells—as she lip-synced to the iconic "My name, my name is Bella Hadid" sound. Accompanying the clip, she also wrote: "I wish I was as pretty as Bella Hadid."
Shes so nice for doing that even if they had the same past lover ✨✨✨🌸🌸♬ som original - Eduarda Rebouças
The second video, then saw Selena poke fun at herself, saying: "Instead, this is me. I accidentally laminated my brows too much. My name is Selena Gomez,” before quipping, "See, it doesn’t even sound sexy."
So, understandably fans were pretty stunned by the random show of love—especially with that whole classic ex-narrative that always seems to follow celebs who happen to date the same person.
Reactions to Selena Gomez's Bella Hadid video
Some fans found the whole affair very relatable, as one fan tweeted: "selena gomez is so real for saying that bella hadid is her girl crush".
selena gomez is so real for saying that bella hadid is her girl crush pic.twitter.com/f1MKijh2C6February 22, 2023
While another wrote: "selena gomez obsessing over bella hadid on her story same girl".
selena gomez obsessing over bella hadid on her story same girlFebruary 22, 2023
Others were loving the universe crossover and mused over what The Weeknd himself, would think of the situation. One commented on Selena's video, joking: "Abel has left the chat."
Meanwhile, some were left pretty baffled as to why Selena would choose to post something about Bella, considering the history—with one TikToker pointing out how both are famously the subject of a number of the New Wave and R&B crooner's tracks.
Perhaps the Only Murders In The Building actress was hoping to make it water under the bridge once and for all, or simply just wanted to celebrate a fellow beautiful woman.
Regardless of the reasoning though, let's be real—who can't relate to Bella Hadid being their "girl crush"?
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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