Is the friendship over? Demi Lovato unfollows Selena Gomez on Instagram

Fans are speculating what the real reason is behind Demi Lovato unfollowing Selena Gomez since the stars have been close friends since childhood


                            Is the friendship over? Demi Lovato unfollows Selena Gomez on Instagram

Childhood best friends Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez seem to no longer be on good terms. Lovato has unfollowed Gomez on Instagram recently although it was Gomez who took the first step and unfollowed Lovato in January. 

Fans have begun to speculate following Lovato's decision. The first person who noticed this posted the information on the Instagram feed of 'Daily Celebrity News', according to a report by Hollywood Life. The caption said, "I won’t blame @ddlovato [for] unfollowing @selenagomez because Sel already is not following Demi, Sel is not following her friends. She’s only following business partners like @coach @pumawomen etc.."

Recording artiste Demi Lovato attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)
Recording artiste Demi Lovato attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

Lovato recently concluded a three-month stay in rehab after a drug overdose earlier this year. Fans are speculating that clues to her decision to unfollow Gomez could be in a comment that she left on another fan’s Instagram page about 'true friends'.

On November 15, one fan wrote that it was unfair for Lovato to fire her back-up dancer Dani Vitale. The dancer in question has also been blamed by fans for Lovato's relapse. The person who wrote the comment argued that Vitale was apparently the only one who truly cared about Lovato's health. Lovato's response in the comment's section was a rebuttal of sorts.

She wrote, "You have no idea what you’re talking about. True friends don’t do interviews about you when you OD." Followers immediately thought she was referring to Vitale but Lovato clarified that she was not. In her reply, she wrote, "I’m not talking about Dani Vitale."

Actresses/singers Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez arrive at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards back when they were still close friends (Getty Images)
Actresses/singers Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez arrive at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards back when they were still close friends (Getty Images)

Fans now believe that Lovato's comment could be about Gomez. Since Lovato spoke about friends giving interviews, it was speculated that she was referring to an interview that Gomez gave to Elle in September. In the interview, Gomez spoke about Lovato but her comments were positive.

When asked about Lovato during the interview, she said, "All I’m saying is, I reached out personally. I didn’t do a public thing. I didn’t want to. I love her. I’ve known her since I was seven. So… That’s what I’ll say."

Supporting this theory, one fan wrote, "I’m pretty sure she unfollowed Selena because of the Elle interview because according to her 'real friends don’t do interviews about friends who OD' and all Selena said was 'I reached out privately'. That was it she didn’t give any more details. She being extra Af."

The real reason behind the former best friends unfollowing each other still remains a mystery. Lovato's team has not released any statement regarding the incident. PopCulture reported that Lovato is taking time away from the spotlight to focus on getting better. She will not be working for the rest of the year and will return in 2019.