Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez are still friends, despite the accuracy of what you may have read.
Let’s rewind to June of 2013 when I spoke with Lovato following her “Good Morning America” performance in Central Park. At the time, Gomez was experiencing a career-high on the pop radio airplay chart with the single, “Come And Get It.”
“I’m really, really excited for (Gomez),” Lovato told me. “And I’m excited for all of the people I’ve grown up with … Selena especially because I’ve known her since I was 7 years old.”
The “Cool For The Summer” singer fondly recalled driving to concerts as a kid in Texas with Gomez and mentioned that she was happy for all of her peers: Miley Cyrus, the Jonas’ and even the non-Disney Taylor Swift. For Lovato, they were all experiencing a transformative moment in their respective careers, she included. The artist seemed genuinely happy that everyone was finding their own unique voice.
Well, a lot can change in two years: chart positions, relationship statuses, hair colors … and much did. So at first, it made sense that in a recently-released interview with Complex, Lovato had switched up her tone in speaking to the relationship she shares with Gomez.
“You know, when you’re young and you get older, you change and people change,” she said after clarifying that she and Gomez weren’t speaking. Lovato also noted that the change had nothing to do with Justin Bieber, at least not anymore. “You have things in common, and then all of a sudden, you don’t. It’s just a part of life.”
But the quotes threw fans of the former Disney stars for a loop. The Selenators and Lovatics had just seen the two pose for a selfie on Instagram a few weeks prior to the interview’s release.
Were they no longer friends after snapping that selfie? Did they take the photo despite not being friends? Was Demi throwing shade at Selena? Was the “Confident” singer misquoted?
According to a tweet posted last week by Lovato, none of the above.
“Interviews are done months and months before the issue is published. I lot (sic) can change between then and now,” she wrote. “Don’t read into the bullsh — .”
Rather, read it knowing that at first it was accurate but at the present moment it may no longer be. And also understand that whether it be two years, two months or two weeks – things can change.
Just ask Demi.
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