One month ago, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd called it quits after she was rumored to have gone crawling back to her first Canadian boyfriend, Justin Bieber. This situation has gotten just a bit more interesting for those who get off on petty drama (raises hand). The Weeknd has allegedly wiped all traces of Selena from his Instagram page. But according to Selena Gomez, she and The Weeknd are still jacket-sharing friends.
People says that The Weeknd recently took the most important step for any famous person confirming they’re 100% broken up with another famous person: he unfollowed Selena and deleted any pictures of her. People points out that The Weeknd might have been motivated to erase Selena after she was spotted kissing Justin in public two weeks ago.
Selena, on the other hand, still has a few pics of herself and The Weeknd up on her Instagram account. And The Daily Mail seems to think Selena made a subtle reference to The Weeknd’s Instagram housecleaning in a recent Instagram story. Selena posted a picture of herself with the words “all apologies” superimposed over it. She could be cryptically apologizing to The Weeknd, or it’s a message to anyone who watched her American Music Awards performance.
All this online drama is a nothing-to-see-here situation, according to an interview Selena recently did with Billboard after they named her 2017’s Woman of the Year. Selena would like you to know she and The Weeknd ended things perfectly nice and wonderful.
“Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd]. I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life. We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was pretty remarkable for me.”
As for how Justin Bieber managed to slither back in the picture, Selena says: “I cherish people who have really impacted my life.” Well, he is like an impacted tooth.
Selena’s answer about The Weeknd might be PR BS, and it might be true. It could also be that the interview was conducted before she discovered her best friend deleted her from his Instagram page. I would love if that Billboard interview was edited to include an updated quote about The Weeknd with some truth in it. “Sorry, did I say best friend? I meant to say he’s more like the kid in my class who gets a pity invite to my birthday party.”