In the world of Hollywood friendships, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato‘s bond was one that stuck out. They both got their big break on Disney Channel around the same time, posted tons of silly YouTube videos together, acted opposite each other, did joint photo shoots, sat together at award shows, lived at each other’s homes, and were basically the cutest pair of young Hollywood besties who were always smiling and laughing when they were together. Unfortunately, times change, people grow up, make new friends and one day we all woke up to the harsh reality that Sel and Dem were more like strangers than friends. There’s been false hope that the pair will mend their friendship and get back to being BFFLs, but here’s all the reasons why they’ll never be best buds again.
1. They haven’t been spotted together in so long we don’t remember the last time we saw them doing normal friend stuff.
If both girls were committed to keeping their friendship going, they’d def make the effort to try and get together at least once every few months for a lunch or casual hang. But the pair has kept their face-time limited to award shows and events. Even then, they don’t sit next to each other, talk, or take photos together.
While this was happening, Demi faced her inner demons and went to rehab, retired from partying, and chooses to avoid the spotlight when she’s not working.
3. That being said…Demi doesn’t like Taylor Swift.
There’s no law that says you can’t hang with someone, but not be a fan of their other friends, but in this case, Taylor kinda swooped in and stole Selena away from Demi, and has never made any move to try and get the pair back together.
4. Kim Kardashian-West is a close friend of Demi’s.
Kim leaked a call on Snapchat proving Taylor and Kanye West had a conversation about using Tay’s name in his song “Famous,” which Taylor claimed never happened. Demi made it clear she supported the decision to put Taylor on blast by liking a tweet saying, “I love Kim Kardashian.” Selena however, was one of the first to jump to Taylor’s defense, dividing their friendship into opposite camps.
5. Selena has been known to hang with a super Hollywood crowd and Demi doesn’t.
We’re always pretty in touch with who, what, when, and where Selena is chillin’, and it’s usually with another famous young Hollywood face, but Demi has a non-famous group of friends she spends her time with, and the word “squad” isn’t included.
6. Their schedules are too chaotic to stay in touch.
Once a friendship is as fractured as Demi’s and Selena’s, it’s hard to get back to a really good place without spending a lot of face time together. Unfortunately, Sel and Dem have demanding schedules and personal lives that don’t allow them the kind of one-on-one time needed to get them back to the bond they once shared.