The two actresses were co-stars in Disney era, with Demi breaking out in the 2008 film Camp Rock with the Jonas Brothers and Selena beginning in the series Wizards of Waverly Place in 2007. They both rose to fame in their teenage years.
There were speculations, therefore, that the similarities between them mean that their friendship will have endured the years after their Disney careers. However, things haven’t always been so easy for the two.
Earlier this year, Demi performed her new song ‘Anyone’ at the Grammy awards. That was her first return to the music ceremony since she was hospitalized due to an overdose in 2018. For that, Selena congratulated her publicly on her Instagram Stories and wrote: ‘I wish there were words to describe how beautiful, inspirational, and DESERVED this moment was. Demi, I’m so happy for you. Thank you for your courage and bravery.’
When asked about her message in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar US, Demi explained that she was grateful for what Selena did but that they are not close anymore.
‘When you grow up with somebody, you’re always going to have a love for them. But I’m not friends with her, so it felt …’ she told the magazine before she stopped herself. ‘I will always have a love for her, and I wish everybody nothing but the best.’