Do you remember the good old days when Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato were BFFs, appearing side-by-side almost everywhere? Although I do, according to Refinery 29, that was a good six years ago — until last night. The longtime but former BFFs posed together on the red carpet at last night’s InStyle Awards.
The last time that the two were seen together, at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011, they were just 19 years old. Gomez had just released her final album with her band The Scene, When The Sun Goes Down, and Lovato transitioned from her Disney Channel show, Sonny With a Chance, to focus on her music career and release her third studio album, Unbroken.
But life got complicated and the two friends eventually drifted apart. As Demi Lovato explained to Complex magazine in 2015, the falling out wasn’t over her not liking Justin Bieber (Gomez’s boyfriend at the time) but rather just something that happens. “You know, when you’re young and you get older, you change and people change. You have things in common, and then all of a sudden, you don’t. It’s just a part of life,” she said.
Recently, though, the tide has begun to turn. It began to seem as if the estranged friends had finally reconnected after Gomez commented on one of Lovato’s recent Instagram photos, according to Us Weekly. On a teaser video clip that Lovato posted of her new documentary, Simply Complicated, Gomez wrote that “this was beautiful. I’m so happy for you” and “you always continue to [be] bold and real. I wish more people were like you. Love you.” Lovato replied by saying “thank you so much, this means the world to me and more” and “love you too.”
Yes we have 😊 -just listening to Sorry Not Sorry! You slay as always. So happy for you!
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 14, 2017
The lovely message alerted fans to the fact that the two are following each other on Instagram again and had even supported each other’s music over the summer via social media. While the two had remained friends, with some ups and downs, throughout the years, we haven’t seen them out publicly together in a long time. In fact, fans are overjoyed at the display of friendship after so many years of turmoil. The reactions have been beautiful. Hooray to the reunited BFFs!
Out of all the pain and hurt in this world, Selena and Demi taking pictures is the only thing that brings me joy. My childhood is crying. pic.twitter.com/kiDVGtVT2x
— ariyana (@selenasmodel) October 24, 2017
Demi and Selena together at the InStyle Awards. pic.twitter.com/ld2bpu3QsH
— Reasons To Smile (@ReasonsSmiIe) October 24, 2017
Demi and Selena have gone through so much shit personally and together. It’s beautiful to see them glow like this together after decades. pic.twitter.com/ikW6fFd9Ul
— ً (@ButeraDemetria) October 24, 2017
i hope this selena and demi phase lasts this time we dont need another unfollow refollow again. I think they're here for each other now.
— ✨ (@hoIydemi) October 24, 2017
my face whenever I see Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato together, in hopes of them dropping a collab pic.twitter.com/s96M5Ikacx
— gregory (@calmingofthesea) October 24, 2017
Yes – reunited and it feels so good!