Selena Gomez Defends Taylor Swift From Hailey Bieber Diss

Gomez and Swift on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, February 2016.
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She retains her facet of the road clear. Selena Gomez threw her help behind BFF Taylor Swift after footage resurfaced of Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) seemingly dissing the pop star.

In a clip shared through TikTok, Bieber, 26, pretended to gag after Swift, 33, was talked about by Drop the Mic cohost Technique Man. Because the New York native, 51, teased “a one-on-one rap battle stuffed with the meanest lyrics a couple of superstar since Taylor Swift’s final album,” the mannequin caught out her tongue and rolled her eyes.

The social media person who uploaded the video claimed Bieber was a “imply lady” and a “bully,” together with snake emojis within the caption. Gomez, 30, proceeded to defend the “Pricey John” singer within the feedback part.

“So sorry, my finest good friend is and continues to be probably the greatest within the recreation,” the Solely Murders within the Constructing actress wrote on Thursday, February 23.

Selena Gomez Defends 'best Friend' Taylor Swift comment
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Gomez and Swift have been a dynamic duo ever since their respective relationships with Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas in 2008. The ladies have been one another’s fiercest supporters within the highlight, with the previous Disney Channel star even referring to Swift as her “solely good friend” in Hollywood.

“I by no means slot in with a cool group of ladies that have been celebrities,” the Uncommon Magnificence founder advised Rolling Stone in a November 2022 interview. “My solely good friend within the business actually is Taylor [Swift], so I bear in mind feeling like I didn’t belong.”

The “Mirrorball” artist, in the meantime, defined to the Wall Avenue Journal in January 2020 that she feels protecting of Gomez. “I knew from once I met her I’d at all times have her again,” she stated on the time. “In my life, I’ve the flexibility to forgive individuals who have harm me. However I don’t know if I can forgive somebody who hurts her.”

Whereas Gomez and Swift are thick as thieves, the Spring Breakers star’s historical past with Bieber is extra rocky. The Arizona native obtained engaged to Justin Bieber in July 2018, 4 months after he and Gomez cut up for good. (The musicians dated on and off from December 2010 to March 2018.)

The “Child” artist, 28, and Hailey exchanged vows at a New York Metropolis courthouse in late 2018, internet hosting a second wedding ceremony ceremony in South Carolina one yr later. Throughout a September 2022 look on the “Name Her Daddy” podcast, Hailey clarified the timeline of her whirlwind engagement and marriage.

“It’s arduous for me to speak about this as a result of I don’t need to speak on both of their behalf as a result of it was their relationship,” she confessed. “I actually respect that very deeply. … As a girl, I’d by no means need to get right into a relationship with somebody and be engaged to them and be getting married to them and suppose at the back of my thoughts, ‘I ponder if that was actually closed for you.’ I do know for a undeniable fact that the explanation we have been capable of get again collectively was as a result of it was very a lot utterly closed.”

Hailey asserted that she needed to set the document straight as soon as and for all. “Quite a lot of the hate and perpetuation comes from [people thinking], like, ‘Oh, you stole him,’” she added, emphasizing that she needed followers to know the “fact” concerning the two relationships. “I believe it was one of the best factor that might have occurred for him to maneuver on and be engaged and get married and transfer on along with his life in that approach.”

The skincare guru later revealed that she and Gomez have spoken since her wedding ceremony to Justin. “That’s why I’m like, it’s all respect, it’s all love,” she stated. “That’s additionally why I really feel like if everyone on our facet is aware of what occurred and we’re good and we may stroll away from it with readability and respect then that’s advantageous.”

One month after the bombshell interview, Hailey and the “Wolves” artist snapped a photograph collectively on the annual gala for the Academy Museum of Movement Footage in Los Angeles. When requested whether or not there was any drama between her and her ex’s spouse in November 2022, Gomez insisted to Vulture, “It’s not even a factor.”