The controversies surrounding Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber have been ongoing for many years. Now, Gomez is taking a break from social media after rumors of their feud rekindling — we find out what happened!
To understand the uproar surrounding the alleged feud between Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez, we need to look back to the 2010s, when Gomez and Bieber had a yo-yo relationship that lasted for several years.
Rumored to have been unfaithful
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez first confirmed their relationship in 2011. They broke up and got back together several times after that.
During periods when Bieber and Gomez were not together, Bieber occasionally dated Hailey Bieber (whose last name was Baldwin at the time) – but many fans believe that infidelity may have occurred. The triangle drama ended in July 2018 when Justin and Hailey got engaged.
After Selena’s fans attacked Hailey online for several years, Hailey appeared on the podcast Call Her Daddy in September 2022. She then claimed that she had never been with Justin during the time he was in a relationship with someone else:
“He wasn’t in a relationship when we started dating [på det sättet]. It’s not in my personality to ruin someone’s relationship. I would never do that. I had a better upbringing than that. I’m not interested in doing that and never have been interested in it,” she said in the podcast.
In another attempt to end the controversy, Hailey and Selena posed together at a gala in Los Angeles last October.
This. Ice. 𝑯𝒆𝒓story. ♥️ Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber just gave us the greatest pop culture plot twist. https://t.co/z5rhF9Tsk2 pic.twitter.com/4Houjl41kH
— E! News (@enews) October 16, 2022
Last week, however, rumors of a feud flared up again, all because of an old clip featuring Hailey Bieber that had started circulating on TikTok. In the clip, Hailey pretends to throw up at the mention of Taylor Swift – one of Selena Gomez’s best friends.
Gomez commented on the video:
“Sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the business.”
Selena Gomez responds to resurfaced video of Hailey Bieber shading Taylor Swift:
“So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game.” pic.twitter.com/4JzRx25t3V
— Pop Base (@PopBase) February 23, 2023
Kylie Jenner accused of mocking Selena’s eyebrows
Shortly after this, Selena posted a video on TikTok in which she said she accidentally “laminated” her eyebrows too much.
Only hours later, Kylie Jenner posted a post on Instagram in which she wrote, “Was this a mistake?”, followed by a picture of herself and Hailey Bieber in which the focus appears to be on Bieber’s eyebrows.
Fans reacted to the post, which they believed was directed at Gomez. Many are still convinced that the whole thing is a mockery of Gomez, even though both she and Jenner have dismissed the theory:
“This is going too far. I have nothing against Selena and I didn’t see her post about her eyebrows. You make a hen out of a feather. This is silly,” Kylie wrote about the matter.
“I agree with @kyliejenner it’s unnecessary. I’m one of Kylie’s fans,” Selena replied.
Selena Gomez is taking a break from social media
Shortly after the integration, Gomez decided to take a break from social media:
“I’m going to take a break from social media because this is a little silly and I’m 30. I’m too old for this. But I love you all so much and I’ll see you again soon. I’m just going to take a break from it all,” she wrote.
However, only a few days later, on Sunday, she published one posts on Instagram where she congratulated a friend who got engaged.