Selena Gomez and The Weeknd unfollowed each other on Instagram — but then he followed her back

It’s always surprising when celebrities are ~just like us.~ After hearing that Selena Gomez and The Weeknd called it quits, the two quietly confirmed it in the most relatable way: Gomez and The Weeknd unfollowed each other on Instagram. Gasp. We know, we know. It’s silly, but it’s so harsh!

But wait — there’s more. After Teen Vogue reported that the two unfollowed each other, and posted screenshots of who they each follow to confirm, something happened: The Weeknd re-followed Gomez. We can barely keep up!

Let’s catch you up. Gomez and her ex Justin Bieber have been spotted together a lot recently. And exes Bella Hadid and The Weeknd miiiight be back together too. So the two former flames unfollowing each other on Instagram was the final nail in the coffin that makes their breakup real. What does his re-follow mean?! Probably nothing, but it is interesting.

Gomez and The Weeknd were an official couple for about 10 months. During that time, we got a bunch of cute pictures of them together. They wore matching hoodies. Gomez went to one of The Weeknd’s shows. He bought her a Chanel bag. Red carpet events were attended! Puppies were adopted! There were rumors that The Weeknd even scheduled his tour around Gomez’s kidney transplant. They seemed so cute and happy together. But as we know, celebrity couples are true heartbreakers. Nothing lasts forever — not even in our dreams.

As of Saturday, November 19th, Selena Gomez does not follow The Weeknd on Instagram.


But The Weeknd does follow Selena — something that, according to Teen Vogue, he was not doing a few days ago.


TBH, Instagram is always a good indicator of how people feel about each other. In real life and in the celebrity world, an unfollow on Instagram is a major move. So is a re-follow. We don’t know what any of it means, but we’re intrigued.

We are not sure who is back with who or why or what. But we hope Selena and The Weeknd can be friends one day. Sounds like he’s already ready!