Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez pose together at the gala



CNN

After years of being pitted against each other by fans and the media, Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez want the world to know that there is no bad blood between them.

The model and pop star attended the second annual Los Angeles Academy Museum Gala on Sunday evening, where they posed together to put the feud rumors to bed.

Not only were they all smiles, but the couple also shared a sweet hug, captured by photographer Tyrell Hampton. He posted the photo on Instagram, along with the caption, “plot twist.”

The surprise moment follows Bieber’s appearance on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast last month, where he addressed years of fan speculation that Gomez was still seeing her now-husband, Justin Bieber.

Gomez and Justin Bieber dated publicly from 2010 to 2017. Justin and Hailey Bieber, who were previously in a relationship, got married in 2018 and tied the knot a few months later.

When “Call Her Daddy” host Alex Cooper asked Bieber about being labeled a “home wrecker,” the model told Cooper that she wasn’t dating her now-husband while she was with Gomez, saying it wasn’t in her character. .

“When he and I first started, like, hooking up or anything like that, there was never a relationship, never,” the 25-year-old said. “It’s not my nature to mess with anyone’s relationship. I would never do that.”

A few days later, Gomez responded to Bieber’s remarks in a live TikTok where she said she doesn’t condone hate speech and asked fans to be kind.

“It’s not fair because no one should ever be spoken to the way I’ve seen it,” Gomez said.

“If you accept Rare,” she continued, referring to her beauty line, “I can’t thank you enough, but know that you’re also expressing what it means. And that is, words matter. They really do.”