Sometimes people just drift apart! Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez have had a pretty tumultuous friendship over the years. They first met after starring in Barney together as kids, but in 2020, Demi revealed that the former dynamic duo weren’t friends anymore.
“When you grow up with somebody, you’re always going to have love for them. But I’m not friends with her, so it felt … ” Demi told Harper’s Bazaar in May 2020 after Selena supported their Grammy Awards performance earlier that same year. “I will always have love for her, and I wish everybody nothing but the best.”
Even though they aren’t as close anymore, a source told In Touch in October 2020 that Selena was “mortified” when Demi’s ex-fiancé Max Ehrich brought her name into their split. The former Camp Rock star hit back after alleged “fake” screenshots of Max’s past Twitter posts gushing over Selena resurfaced online. In one clip that went viral, Max — whose Twitter account who has since been deleted — praised Selena’s career.
“She’s so talented. She’s a great singer also. So, I’d love to sing with her. I’d love to act with her. She’s awesome,” the actor said in a 2010 interview. In July 2020, fans also shared a series of past tweets, in which Max claimed that he was “going to marry” Selena.
“It’s really sad when people FAKE images to put women against each other. If women have conflict that’s between them NOT YOU,” Demi replied via Instagram Stories when addressing the situation. They then urged their million followers to worry about more important issues before acknowledging the continued interest in their personal life. The insider also told In Touch that Demi has Selena’s “full support” following the breakup.
Although it’s unclear where Demi and Selena’s friendship stands now, the Lose You to Love Me” songstress did speak about the first time they met during a June 2022 podcast appearance. Selena recalled Demi “standing in front” of her at their original Barney and Friends audition.
“I remember [they] had a red bow on, I’ll never forget it,” Selena told The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast. “We had a mini-reunion when we got the part.”
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