Pop star Demi Lovato has opened up about her strained friendship with longtime pal Selena Gomez, insisting her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber is not to blame.
The former Disney stars grew up in the spotlight together ever since they appeared on children’s TV show Barney & Friends as kids, but over the past few years, fans have noticed their status as best friends has wavered.
In a new interview with Complex magazine, Lovato was asked if she still talks to Gomez, and she responded with a simple, “Nope.”
When the reporter inquired if the tension had anything to do with Gomez’s on-and-off boyfriend Bieber, the Skyscraper singer said, “Not really. Not anymore.”
“He’s actually a nice guy… I don’t really know him that well, but he seems to have grown up. He looks like he’s maturing. But, 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.”
Despite her admission to not being on speaking terms with Gomez, it seems as if the former friends have since patched things up after the interview, which reportedly took place in July (15).
In August (15), the Come and Get It singer took to Twitter.com to send birthday wishes to Lovato, writing, “I’m so grateful you were born. #nomatterwhat #forever #haveTHEbestbday”. Lovato then responded, “I’m so glad you were born too… #forever #nomatterwhat.”
In early September (15), the two even posed for a ‘selfie’ in which they showed off silly faces, with Lovato writing on Instagram, “Look at how #coolforthesummer we are.. Friends for years, #sameoldlove.”