Moving on! Selena Gomez promised that there is “no issue” with Justin Bieber‘s wife, Hailey Baldwin, on January 12 after they were both spotted eating at the same time at L.A.-based restaurant Craig’s one day prior. The blonde model hit up the Hollywood hotspot with a slew of friends, including Madison Beer, who also happens to be close with the “Look at Her Now” artist. After fans flooded the young singer’s Instagram with comments about being a fairweather friend to Selena, the former Disney kid stepped in to put an end to it.
“This is disgusting reading all of this,” Selena, 27, began in a lengthy comment on the 20-year-old’s Instagram. “This wasn’t intentional whatsoever. I’m so disappointed that people would speak to someone like this.” Selena and Hailey, 23, were not captured crossing paths at the swanky eatery but were photographed there at the same time.
People were leaving extremely rude comments on Madison’s page. “Selena unfollowed you. She don’t [sic] need fake friends. It was a really big mistake to mess with Selena,” one troll wrote. “Hailey’s heart is rotten to the core and I am disappointed in you,” someone else added. Another hater echoed, “Stay away from [Hailey].”
Selena and Madison have known each other for a long time and the Spring Breakers star noted that they will continue being friends. “I have known Madison since she was a baby and watched her continue to become the woman she is,” Selena continued her comment. “There is no issue.”
Madison also defended her relationship with Hailey and the “Rare” singer. “I just had dinner with my friend Hailey of 10 years and that’s it,” she wrote in a now-deleted comment captured by E! News. “How is that a crime? I love Selena … always have … and I would literally never in a million years try to upset her??? This is just mean and unnecessary and nothin [sic] happened.”
It wasn’t all backlash, the influencer also received an outpouring of support from fans. “I love you Madison … you don’t deserve the hate,” someone gushed. “I love both Selena and Madison but you childish kids need to leave Madison alone go find something useful to do with yourself,” another person defended the two.