Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber: A Complete Timeline of Their TikTok Drama
It’s difficult to believe that the Selena Gomez-Hailey Bieber saga is still making headlines in 2023. What started as accusations that Hailey “stole” Justin from Gomez quickly spiraled out of control as social media users scrutinized every post made by these grown women in search of proof of their feud or Hailey Baldwin’s alleged obsession with Jelena.
Since 2018, when news broke that Justin Bieber had proposed to Hailey Baldwin just six months after his final breakup with Selena Gomez, fans of the 30-year-old pop star and the 26-year-old model have been fighting for their favorites.
What started as accusations that Hailey “stole” Justin from Gomez quickly spiraled out of control as social media users scrutinized every post made by these grown women in search of proof of their feud or Hailey Baldwin’s alleged obsession with Jelena. No matter what either woman did to quell the online vitriol, including posing together at an event in October 2022, fans speculated for years.
The drama between Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez, on the other hand, reached a boiling point in February 2023, when Kylie Jenner appeared to join the fray. Here’s the complete timeline of what happened on TikTok—and everything that followed.
February 22, 2023: Selena Gomez overtakes Kylie Jenner as the most followed woman on Instagram.
TikTok user @devotedly.yours then claims that the 25-year-old reality star mocked Selena Gomez on Instagram Stories with the help of Hailey Beiber. Essentially, three hours after Gomez posted a TikTok about accidentally overlaminating her brows, Jenner posted a photo of her own face with the text, “This was an accident???” She then shared a FaceTime screenshot of herself and Justin Beiber, focusing on their brows. The TikTok user claimed in her video that she was slamming Gomez. If this sounds stupid to you, believe me, typing it made me cringe.
“This is reaching,” Kylie replied to the video directly. “No shade towards Selena ever and I didn’t see her eyebrow posts! U guys are making something out of nothing. This is silly.”
February 23, 2023: Gomez enters the chat to shut down feud rumors. “It’s all unnecessary,” she replied to Jenner’s comment. “I’m a fan of Kylie!”
That didn’t stop Gomez from making another comment that lends credence to the feud rumors. On February 23, she responded to a post in which Taylor Swift was described as a “mean girl” and a “bully.”
The post in question included a resurfaced 2017 video of Bieber gagging when Taylor Swift was mentioned during the televised rap battle Drop the Mic. Swift was defended by Gomez, who responded to the post, saying, “So sorry, my best friend is and continues to be one of the best in the game.”
Selena announced her decision to leave TikTok after fans reacted to her comments. “I’m going to take a break from social media because this is a little silly,” she said in a TikTok Live video, according to People. “I’m 30 years old and far too old for this. But I love you all so much, and I’ll see you all soon. “I’m going to take a break from everything.”
February 27, 2023: Fans accuse Beiber of shading Gomez again by using the song “Calm Down” by Rema in an Instagram story
Fans believe she chose the song on purpose because it featured Selena Gomez, despite the fact that Hailey Beiber did not include Gomez’s vocals. According to Buzzfeed, Beiber was sharing a story from her skin care brand, Rhode, and may not have chosen the song at all.
March 1, 2022:
Gomez fans are reacting negatively to Hailey’s birthday tribute to Justin Beiber. “I’m surprised she didn’t turn off the comments,” one user commented.
According to BuzzFeed, Hailey Beiber has lost approximately 1 million followers since the TikTok drama started. Meanwhile, Elle.com reports that Gomez has 10.5 million Instagram followers, while Jenner has lost around 500,000.
March 2, 2023: According to People, Jenner’s ex-best friend Jordyn Woods
In a now-deleted Snapchat video, she used a Rare Beauty product with the caption “Love this lip liner.” Selena Gomez owns Rare Beauty, while Kylie Jenner’s own company, Kylie Cosmetics, is known for its lip kits. Fans believe this was Woods’ way of choosing a side.
It’s a shame that this drama has overshadowed both women’s accomplishments and talents. Selena Gomez is a talented singer and actress, and Hailey Bieber is a well-known model. Hopefully, the feud will die down over time, and fans will be able to focus on celebrating the accomplishments of these talented women.
No shad or anything, but I am 100% team Selena