What's going on with Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid? The internet is shook over Selena's latest TikTok

Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid are making headlines—but what's gone down exactly?

Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid: Selena pictured wearing a purple satin silk dress infront of black backdrop alongside a snap of Bella Hadid wearing a white dress/ in a pink and purple template
(Image credit: Getty Images: (L) Jon Kopaloff / Stringer/ (R) Vittorio Zunino Celotto)

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."

Um, same—though we also have the same thoughts about the My Mind & Me star, especially when we're treated to peeks into Selena's makeup routine.

@selenator70

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".

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While another wrote: "selena gomez obsessing over bella hadid on her story same girl".

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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.

@mysterioux_

♬ heartless - 🎶

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 Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.


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.