Selena Gomez and Miranda Kerr posed for photos on two different occasions during Paris Fashion Week.
Their surprise bonding appears to be over their shared history with Justin Bieber.
To recap: Gomez hung out briefly with Kerr's ex-husband, actor Orlando Bloom after the couple's split in October 2013, and Justin is rumored to have had a fling with Kerr while he dated Gomez and Kerr was still married to Bloom.
The soap opera climaxed this summer, when Orlando swung at and missed Bieber when they met by chance at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain in the wee hours of July 30. Hours after, the Canadian engaged in Instagram fisticuffs.
Fast forward to Tuesday. Justin and Selena arrived in Paris late Monday. Both went to the CR Fashion Book release party.
So did Kerr, Kim Kardashian-West and her breasts, momager Kris Jenner, supermodel of the moment Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and tons of celebrities and fashionistas.
To cut to it, Selena and Miranda posed for photos together at the CR party.
Then again at the Louis Vuitton show fashion show on Wednesday.
(From these photos, there's nothing awkward about Selena and Miranda's encounter at Carine Rotifeld's Issue No. CR Fashion Book release party.)
The way celebrity photo-ops typically work is stars are asked to pose by the hosts. They have the right to refuse of course, but few do.
Despite the "awkward" billing the Kerr-Gomez Paris snaps are getting in the press, the 31-year-old Australian supermodel Kerr and 22-year-old actress probably wanted to clear the air. As the Inquisitr reported, Miranda started following Selena on instagram last week.
It's hard to ignore that they posed for photos twice. Once could be an accident.
Back in November 2012, when the then 18-year-old Bieber and 29-year-old Kerr allegedly had a fling after they flirted at a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Biebs was dating Selena at the time.
So, that probably required an explanation from Kerr, since it's been Justin who has been bearing the blame.
TMZ claims the heartthrob avoided Kerr at the CR party, and there are no pictures of them together.
The same cannot be said for Kerr and Gomez, who posed happily at Louis Vuitton earlier today, before Selena flew back to the US.
(Photo: Selena Gomez, Miranda Kerr and Israeli-American actress Odeya Rush at Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris.)
Meanwhile, Justin hung out with the fashionistas such as Karl Lagerfield, Roitfeld and the Kardashian-Jenner clan, after he dined with Kendall Jenner on Tuesday.
For all the claims that were previously made by TMZ, The Sunday People and other media outlets about Bieber's alleged provocation to Bloom -- which were most likely untrue -- it seems Selena and Miranda wanted to cut through the tabloid noise and talk.
Sounds like a plan.
[Images via French Select/Getty Images.]