Demi Lovato Confirms That She’s No Longer Friends With Selena Gomez & Jonas Brothers

Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez have known each other since they were young—they were on the show Barney together and later became Disney Channel stars—and we’ve seen their friendship evolve over the years. But according to a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, that friendship became strained as they came into adulthood. 

They had their moments where they were sweet to each other publicly (and one reunion in 2017), but for the most part, they haven’t been part of each other’s lives. 

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Back in January, following Demi’s performance at the Grammys where she performed ‘Anyone’—a song she originally recorded days before she overdosed in July 2018—Selena, 27, took to her Instagram, writing, “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.”

It was a nice sentiment, but according to Demi, 27, it came out of left field. “When you grow up with somebody, you’re always going to have love for them. But I’m not friends with her, so it felt…,” she said, stopping mid-sentence, before adding, “I will always have love for her, and I wish everybody nothing but the best.” 

Lovato also confirmed that she’s no longer in touch with her “Camp Rock” co-stars the Jonas Brothers. In fact, in her new “I Love Me” music video, fans have noticed several references to the Jonas Brothers, including a scene in which Lovato walks past a trio of musicians in shiny gold suits who resemble the boy band from behind. 

But to put Demi’s quote into perspective: Just because she and Selena and The Jonas Bros (or anyone) aren’t currently friends doesn’t mean there’s any bad blood. 

When you discover things about yourself. When you see the world differently. When you understand things that weren’t even in your top of mind before: you will see the world differently, which is healthier and more real, but it also means you see things you weren’t aware of before. 

When we grow, mature, and lean into the different stages in our life (rather than resisting them), we begin a process of transformation. And when this happens, undoubtedly, people around you are forced to change the way they interact and relate to you.