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Were Selena Gomez & Bella Hadid Fighting Over The Weeknd?

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Were Selena Gomez & Bella Hadid Fighting Over The Weeknd On Instagram?

While celebrity feuds are nothing new, seldom do such arguments start over a compliment.

Nevertheless, that's what appears to have happened when model Bella Hadid and singer Selena Gomez

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The two ex-girlfriends of The Weeknd now seem headed toward repair, but why were they fighting in the place?

Here a look at what we know about the reasons Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid seemed to be fighting over the weekend (pun 100% intended).

1. Gomez commented on one of the model's Instagram posts, which Hadid then deleted

It all started when Hadid, 23, posted a photo of herself on Instagram. Gomez, 27, left a simple, flattering comment — "Stunning".

Unfortunately, the compliment not only received no like or reply, but Hadid deleted the post from her Insta entirely.

2. A fan account quickly stirred things up between Gomez and Hadid

The post didn't vanish from fans' memories, and, as everyone knows, screengrabs live forever. It didn't take long for Gomez to learn her comment seemed to have become the victim of social media shade.

A Gomez fan account soon shared a screenshot of the original post, along with the caption, "[Gomez is] all about supporting women. You all just can't take it nicely. BTW Ms Hadid deleted the post."

Gomez saw the screengrab and replied with a comment of her own, saying "That sucks."

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3. Many quickly assumed Hadid's snub was all about The Weeknd

This story actually begins in 2015, when Hadid began dating Abel Tesfaye, 29, the Canadian singer better known as The Weeknd, 29.

He first approached Hadid two years early with a request for her to appear on the cover of his album "Beauty Behind The Madness," which she promptly rejected.

He later admitted any attempts at a romantic relationship with her at the time wouldn't have worked out, as he probably would have messed it up (and, oh yeah, she was only 16 to his 22 years old at the time).

The two finally started dating in April 2015, but broke up about 18 months later, citing their busy schedules as the reason.

Post-breakup heartbreak love didn't stop The Weeknd from moving on, of course. In January of 2017, he was spotted making out with Selena Gomez, a friend of Hadid's sister Gigi, outside of a romantic Italian restaurant in Santa Monica.

Bella responded by simply unfollowing Gomez on Instagram.

The Gomez-Weeknd pairing lasted about a year before they broke up in October 2017. Once again, sources cited distance and schedules as the cause of their breakup, but some speculated Gomez ended things to make room for another chance with Justin Beiber.

Ultimately, things didn't go particularly well for Gomez and Beiber, as evidenced by the Biebs recent marriage to model Hailey Baldwin Beiber.

Similarly, Hadid and the Weekend reconciled in 2018, only to break up again in August of 2019. Some reported the two were now back together as of October, but a rep for The Weeknd insisted the two are just friends.

4. The Weeknd has written songs for both Gomez and Hadid

The singer's 2018 "mini-album" My Dear Melancholy, included 6 tracks full of emotion for, and references to, both Hadid and Gomez.

In "Call Out My Name", the lyrics seem to suggest he nearly donated a kidney to Gomez, while in "Wasted Times," he appears to reference feelings of regret for time spent dating Gomez rather than with Hadid.

5. Gomez now says it was all a misunderstanding

Over the past weekend, Gomez' fans were outraged, and Hadid's were no less vocal.

As it turns out, those who suspected Hadid deleted the post for non-Gomez-related reasons were correct. TMZ sources insist the model "actually went out of her way to reach out to Selena this weekend to squash any potential beef."

For her part, Gomez refollowed Hadid and headed back to the original post on which she'd said "That sucks" and corrected her stance.


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"NO," she wrote. "I shouldn't of spoken without knowing the truth. I'm sorry. Please don't be hurtful. She is a wonderful person and it was all a misunderstanding."

Hadid has yet to hit "follow back", but here's hoping ...

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.