Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber were last in the spotlight together when they publicly put their feud behind them by posing for a joint photo at the 2022 Academy Museum Gala. Things took a turn for the worst four months later when Gomez’s tweet about her over-laminated brows and some perceived shade from Kylie Jenner resulted in the singer abandoning the platform entirely.
“I’m very happy, I’m so blessed. I have the best friends and the best fans in the whole world and I just couldn’t be happier,” Gomez took to TikTok to announce her departure in a live video. “I’m gonna be taking a second from social media ‘cause this is a little silly and I’m 30. I’m too old for this.” And then she was gone, deactivating her profile and leaving the turmoil behind – for the time being.
This isn’t the first time Gomez has avoided social media. She’s frequently taken breaks from Instagram in the past, but going from not updating her Instagram to quitting the app entirely is quite extreme, at least in 2023.
After years of speculation, Selena Gomez has finally made her exodus from TikTok. The model has long denied any bad blood between her and Justin Bieber, who married Gomez’s ex shortly after their final breakup. However, their fans have often clashed over their relationship in the comments on social media.
Gomez has gone to great lengths to deny any animosity between them, including denying that she was making fun of Bieber in a skincare TikTok video she posted last year. Bieber has also publicly declared there is no bad blood between them, saying in an interview on the Call Her Daddy podcast that “there’s no drama personally”.
Despite their efforts to publicly make peace, Gomez has still chosen to leave the platform, suggesting that there may have been more to their relationship than either of them has let on.