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28 July 2023, 12:58
Selena Gomez proved she and Francia Raisa are still friends despite rumours of a fall-out last year.
But it seems Selena’s quashed any signs of a feud after sending a touching birthday message to Francia, who’s starred in shows like How I Met Your Father and Grown-Ish. And hours later Francia responded to Selena's post, proving the duo remain friends after all.
Alongside a few photos of them together, Selena wrote on Instagram: “Happiest of birthdays to this special human being. No matter where life takes us, I love you.”
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Francia re-shared many of her pals’ birthday messages on the ‘gram and fans noticed she 'liked' Selena's birthday tribute and has re-followed her on the app.
Reports of a rift emerged in November last year when Selena opened up about ‘feeling like she never fit in with a cool group of girls that were celebrities’ in an interview with Rolling Stone.
She said: “My only friend in the industry really is Taylor, so I remember feeling like I didn’t belong.”
"Interesting,” Francia commented on an Instagram post resharing Selena’s quote. She went on to delete the reply.
A few weeks later a TikTok summarising the ‘feud’ went viral, pointing out that Francia had unfollowed Selena on Instagram at the time.
Selena commented: “Sorry I didn’t mention every person I know.”
After that, Francia said she began receiving hateful comments online, telling a TMZ cameraman in May: “The only thing I’m going to say is in no way, shape or form does anyone condone bullying, especially Selena.
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“She literally has a whole nonprofit dedicated to mental health [Rare Impact Fund], and I believe Rare Beauty even just had an event for mental health. So the fact that I’m now being bullied as I am, it’s messing with me mentally.”
On Selena’s recent birthday message to Francia, fans have commented saying her post is ‘shutting down the drama allegations.’
One fan even replied: “Now y’all can shut up about Selena not posting about her. y’all happy?”
A few added: “Kill ‘em with kindness Selena.”
The stars became friends back in 2007 while at a children’s hospital charity event, recalling they ‘instantly clicked’ at the time.