Selena Gomez is apparently “getting played” by Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid in a bid by the models to stop the actress-singer from reuniting with former boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
That’s the latest, alleged claim over at Hollywood Life.
The 22-year-old pop princess saw in the New Year in Dubai along with Gigi, Shay Michell, Cody Simpson, and other gal pals. During the trip, the A-listers went to Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque, dined out, some sky-dived and did the desert thing, and Kendall took a smoking hot bikini selfie.
As one might expect, the “squad” — as Kendall dubbed the group — posted tons of pics to their Instagram accounts.
One in particular, which was posted by Selena showed her, Kendall and Gigi hugging in a sweet shot.
The starlet’s caption read, “Pashminas and candles under the stars.”
Based on the pic of the trio and their decision to vacation together, not to mention Selena helped celebrate Kendall’s 19th birthday earlier this year, it looks like whatever issues led to Gomez’s previous unfollow of the Jenner sisters on Instagram and deleting their photos last April is now done and dusted.
Despite the evident renewal of Selena and Kendall’s friendship, Hollywood Life is insisting “The Heart Wants What It Wants” singer is only making nice with the model “because she wanted to keep tabs” on Justin and his relationship with Hailey Baldwin.
The site claims one of their seemingly never-ending supply of sources said,
“A lot of people in Selena’s life think she’s getting played by Kendall and Gigi. She’s getting so close to them so fast, it’s like she’s under their spell or something.
“It was their idea to go to Dubai for New Year’s and Selena’s friends are suspicious. They think they could have ulterior motives, that they’re keeping her busy so Hailey can get closer to Justin.”
However, after looking at the pictures of Kendall, Selena, and Gigi, it seems ludicrous to imagine the girls would act so deceitfully with each other, especially as Gomez shows no signs whatsoever of wanting to reunite with Bieber.
Back in November, the Latina starlet told Ryan Seacrest in an interview that she was “just at peace” with the ending of their romance, and saw her single “THWWIW” as the “perfect way to end a chapter.”
Meanwhile, longtime pals Justin and Hailey saw in the New Year in Turks and Caicos with friends. The pair have denied romance talk although they have been hanging out together every day for nearly an entire month.
Because of this — and tabloids’ habit of claiming Bieber is dating any girl he’s seen with — Hollywood Life is by no means alone in pushing the “lovers” angle.
The site goes on to claim a source revealed, “Kendall has been telling her that Hailey and Justin are just friends that she doesn’t need to worry.”
Allegedly adding, “It’s not just Kendall telling her that, so many people have been saying it Selena doesn’t know what to believe.”
It’s all very middle-school and most likely nothing like what’s actually going on between the girls, but gossip outlets know young fans fixate on whatever drama they’re told to swallow.
As ever, the Inquisitr advises readers to always consider the quality of a source.
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