Kirstin Asks: Did Demi Reunite With Former-BFF Selena As Part Of Her Treatment?

Mon, March 28, 2011 9:30pm EDT by 43 Comments

Nearly two years after they virtually stopped hanging out, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez went out for dinner March 25 in LA. But why did they split in the first place?

Much to the chagrin of my HollywoodLife.com co-workers, one of my favorite pastimes is pondering the ins and outs of friendships in Hollywood. Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato‘s tumultuous relationship is one of my faves, so you can only imagine my excitement when the Disney starlets shocked the world by jointly tweeting a pic of themselves at dinner together in LA March 25. Has Delena buried the hatchet and come back for good?

To help us analyze this earth-shattering, life-changing situation most effectively, let’s take a look back through Selena and Demi’s relationship:

2000-02: Selena and Demi meet when they are 7, line waiting to audition for Barney & Friends in Texas. Selena has said they bonded while sweating it out in the heat. Coincidentally, they both got the job! Selena played Gianna and Demi played Angela — watch them in this old school clip:

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2007-08: Lightning strikes twice! Selena nabs the leading role in the new Disney Channel show, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Demi is cast alongside the Jonas Brothers in the soon-to-be hit Disney movie, Camp Rock!

At this point, Selena and Demi become closer than ever. They fulfill a longtime dream of co-starring together in a movie and shoot Princess Protection Program for the Disney Channel and also record the single “One and the Same.”

Meanwhile, Demi and Miley Cyrus have become close. But Selena starts dating Miley’s ex-boyfriend, Nick Jonas, in the summer of 2008.

May 2009: After a whirlwind two years, Demi and Selena seem to have cooled off. Selena is filming Ramona & Beezus; Demi is working on her new Disney series, Sonny with a Chance, and the two starlets virtually stop chatting via Twitter.

January 2010: Paparazzi catch Demi on camera and ask her how Selena is doing. She snaps, “Ask Taylor,” meaning Selena’s new BFF, Taylor Swift. In J-14, both Selena and Demi talk about how they’ve changed and their friendship has evolved (read: ended).

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March 2010: Demi starts dating Joe Jonas, who she’s liked for a long time. Coincidentally, Joe had broken Taylor Swift’s heart the year before, which puts Selena in an awkward position. At this point, Selena and Nick Jonas have ended their off-and-on again relationship.

November 2010: Demi has an emotional and physical breakdown and checks into treatment.

March 2011: Is the hatchet buried? During an interview, Selena says Demi is “doing well” post-treatment.

March 25, 2011: Selena, who’s now dating Justin Bieber, and Demi go out to dinner and then jointly tweet a picture of themselves, leading all of us to believe they’re on their way to mending their relationship once and for all!

I spoke with a Los Angeles-based expert, psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, who told me Demi, 18, might have rekindled with Selena, also 18, as part of her treatment program.

“Their highly publicized photo — announcing that they have kissed and made up — comes as a result of Demi’s treatment inspiring her to make amends, and Selena’s being on cloud nine because of dating the world’s most popular teen idol, Justin Bieber,” Dr. Lieberman explained. “They are both in optimistic and forgiving moods.”

She added, “But, it is likely that as their careers and love lives continue to have ups and downs, so will their rivalry and their relationship.”

For now, I’m just happy Selena and Demi are friendly again. I would hate to think they’d stay frenemies after being close for more than a decade! Do you think their closeness will last, or will they take sides against each other with Taylor and Miley again? Sound off below!

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secretstar

Posted at 8:56 AM on August 4, 2012  

selena nd demi r bffs again their always together evry year a twitter fan asked demi r u nd selena still bffs she sed true she kuvvs selena no matter wat happenes nothing and none can change her friendshi[p with selena.

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Kayla O'Brian

Posted at 5:35 AM on February 28, 2012  

To be completely honest I think that Demi and Selena should just work things out and be best friends again. They both are my rolemodels and I look up to them both SO much. They both had an amazing friendship. They have been together since they were little, is it really worth ruining that? Why can’t they just all be friends with each other? Yes, they have their differences but they have not even put the effort up to all of them hanging out. I love them both so much but I miss them being together. I just hope they become
Bestfriends again<3

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Anonymous

Posted at 6:40 PM on June 11, 2012  

ikr! as people say, opposites attract

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shauna

Posted at 6:07 PM on January 31, 2012  

You know boyfriends do come and go but when it comes to bff’s who are like Demi and Selena who call when you really need someone to talk to than that is what you call family.

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Jessss

Posted at 12:40 PM on January 28, 2012  

wow the way she said ask taylor was very rude… ._.

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Jesmin

Posted at 7:33 AM on January 21, 2012  

I don’t think they could be close together like they are in the past. Selena should never have got a new bff (Taylor) cause that really hurt Demi.

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no one

Posted at 2:39 PM on December 31, 2011  

Friends,and boyfriends come and go, but family and bbf’s will stay.
Demi and Selena are good ppl, and they are only human. Everybody makes mistakes and it takes a lot to try and fix them, but sometimes….they can’t be fixed. So you move forward in your life..to get past everything.
Demi- your an amazing singer, and actress. And a wonderful role model…..
Selena -your are too an amazing singer, and actress, and also a wonderful role model…
don’t let these ppl keep you from happiness.

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Chasity

Posted at 7:43 PM on December 22, 2011  

I say that selena gomez and demi make it up on there own. That’s there buisness and there concern. We just give our opinions . Justin & Selena make a good couple so therefore shut your damn mouths. Taylor swift is just another one other friends that they inspire. So everybody needs to just back off and let them live there lifes! They dont need y’alls bull ishh!

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jerkface

Posted at 8:26 AM on October 11, 2011  

“@selena gomez”

stop saying ur selena gomez.
she would never talk to her fans like that!
i know bc i met her in calif. while i was on vacation.
so shut up stop saying ur selelna go.comez and get a danm life u piece of crap!

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Who Cares

Posted at 11:06 PM on September 10, 2011  

EWW SELENA GOMEZ DATED THAT LESBIAN?

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Who Cares

Posted at 11:07 PM on September 10, 2011  

and by lesbian i mean Justin Beaver

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Kayla O'Brian

Posted at 5:41 AM on February 28, 2012  

Why re you being so mean? Justin and Selena are.both amazing talented people and i love them both! They are very cute together and they love each other! Your being very rude to them and its sad you dont have any respect. You dont think they have feelings? Well they do and they dont need haters because they have their amazing fans! I love Jelena!!!<3

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Kekelol

Posted at 6:29 PM on August 20, 2011  

They Knew each other they were seven years old and 19 that’s 12 years that’s a long time to end a strong friendship like that.

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Tellin da truth

Posted at 6:15 AM on July 29, 2011  

I think this friendship has been through too much to wet go back, yes they may become freinds again, but it will never be the same, selena is way too close to Taylor and she’s ALWAYS with Justin, and I don’t really beleive that she’d stop hanging with them just to be with Demi again do you? And it looks like Demi is being serious in making an effort, and thats good of her, because it will make her feel better about herself, and that’s what se needs, a pick-me-up :)
Anyway, my point is, I don’t think DELENA will be as strong as they always been :/

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anonomous

Posted at 9:30 PM on July 26, 2011  

ohhh come on!!there is absoulutly no way that they are friends it was a rumor 2 years ago and now they want to start it again…its cheap trash people

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jenny

Posted at 9:57 PM on July 20, 2011  

Selena is my fave star and so is Demi am soo happy that they are finally good and talking and hanging am sure it will be liek good times they just been i aqward positions for 2 years give them time am sure they will refresh and hang like old times. btw Selena i Love your new song i love you like a love song awsome beat and pop music awsome job selena keep up the great work never give up. Demi awsome job in skyscraper the beat was awsome and the lyrics inspirational! :D awsomee job keep up the great work as well. Keep up the great work you 2 you guys are role models and people look up at both of you don’t ruin it by a fight or doing dumn things like other disney stars have in the past and am sure you won’t cause i believe in you both keep it up guys never change by anyonne or by anything that they tell you :).

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KRYSTEN

Posted at 8:12 PM on July 12, 2011  

WOW THAT WAS REALLY MESSED UP OF DEMI

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Tim

Posted at 2:26 PM on June 17, 2011  

There’s a lot of jealous losers in this comment thread. If you do not like someone then shut your mouth and go look at something else. I know I go out of my way to avoid looking at anything that features people I do not like. Its like you people just clicked on this so you can write nasty things about someone you do not even know. Oh wait, that’s EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID! Go live your own lives and stop being pathetic by trying to live vicariously through someone you’ve only seen in pictures.

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anonomous

Posted at 9:34 PM on July 26, 2011  

we like them, jerk,we just want to know what the truth is,figure it out!!!!!!

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Nancy

Posted at 12:31 AM on April 19, 2011  

JUST FYI – Your timeline is off. Selena & Demi filmed their movie in early 2008. And in 2008, Miley famously parodied the two in a youtube video causing some media sensation (Demi didn’t really know Miley toward the end of 2008). By late 2008, Taylor Swift (check her interviews) has already referred to Selena as her “BFF”. In 2009, Selena & Demi filmed their music video & did PR for their movie in the summer. And they more or less stopped tweeting around the Fall 2009. Miley & Taylor were in the picture way before Selena & Demi’s friendship reportedly cooled off. Let’s not drag others in the conversation. Please check Demi’s Seventeen interview she said she talked to Selena on a weekly basis while in treatment.

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lizzyboo

Posted at 12:12 PM on April 10, 2011  

Demi Lovato is my favorite singer and it really does make me sad to see her not be best buds with selena like before…and also not be with joe..im soo cglad that she is better.if she is happy now then i am to..taylor swift and selena became bffs.it does make me mad that selena just sat there and watched all that demi has went threw..a true friend would talk to her and give advice like before..i really dont see how you could stop being friends with someone as great as Demetria..no efince but demi is a way better singer,and person.

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Leo

Posted at 12:45 AM on April 19, 2011  

You’ve got to be kidding right? Demi’s issues doesn’t have to deal with other people, but how she feels about herself. Glad she sought help, but if she didn’t admit she had issues than how can anyone else really help. Other people can only help you so far. Like what Nancy said behind the scenes Selena talked to Demi regularly while ppl (cough cough you probably) accused of her of not caring that she was in treatment. Oops.

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Cecilia

Posted at 10:20 PM on August 31, 2011  

Ok right when Demi entered treatment Selena called Demi, crying, saying if she was okay!! Demi said “i’m the one in treatment! I should be crying!” Then after that they were laughing and having a good time talking on the phone! Demi even said so herself that Selena helped alot when she was in treatment! SELENA HAS BEEN AN AMAZING FRIEND TO DEMI!!

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lucy

Posted at 8:36 PM on March 30, 2011  

i like them both!….

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oh dear

Posted at 3:56 PM on March 29, 2011  

isn’t it funny how all the comments below feel like they have some right to claim ho people can and can’t be friends with despite knowing nothing about the at all. Except of course the overly-dramatised accounts of tabloids such as hollywood life- who i must say are very negative towards celebs. For goodness sake, a psychologist? To figure out why to girls may have temporarily ended their friendship? Two 18 year old girls who had a squabble? Stop the presses! I guess i should also take into consideration that the people who read stories about disney stars are kids, so it is understandable. Just know that saying mean things about people behind the safety of your keyboard is cyber bullying. And I am only here because I admire these disney kids for putting up with the crap the media spews at them and feel somehow obligated to defend them. Keep doing what you are doing selena and demi.

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demi lovato

Posted at 10:02 PM on July 26, 2011  

thanks so much for saying all that,but you are being a cyber bully to everyone else…and what i put up with isn’t crap i don’t exactly put up with anything….thats just the truth…:)

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Selena Gomez

Posted at 12:11 PM on March 29, 2011  

alll of u shut up nd yes im the really selena gomez leve me alone god

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anonomous

Posted at 9:37 PM on July 26, 2011  

sure you are…would selena really talk to her fans like that…we’re not dumb,werido

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Selena Gomez

Posted at 12:10 PM on March 29, 2011  

alll of u shut up nd yes im the really selena gomez leve me alone

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Georgia Cuerden

Posted at 12:01 PM on March 29, 2011  

ive never really liked nelena because i dont like selena i love memi cause i love miley haha and obvs i love demi, i mean if they are friends again then im happt for them but i just dont know why she likes her and if they do get really close again i will feel the irrelevant need to try and like selena aswell and i dont know if thats possible but whatever haha, good luck to all of them!

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honey

Posted at 4:23 AM on March 29, 2011  

oh plzz selena left demi for fame ,she is just a fame grabber,she was not at all there for demi when she went to rehab miley was the only one who was there for her,demi may be on good terms with her but it will never be like before ,selena does not deserve demi.i just she wont be too close with that good looking trash n get her trust broken again.just because the went to dinner that does not make them like they were b4.

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choc

Posted at 6:32 AM on March 29, 2011  

amen to that @honey, selena is fake even her ‘relationship’ with justin bieber. She’s a famewhore and she knows it.

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and another thing

Posted at 6:35 AM on March 29, 2011  

why can’t women be famous cz they talented do they have to be famewhores, vanessa, selena the lot. Famous cz of who you dating, nude pics or cz u to thin

 
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Georgia Cuerden

Posted at 12:02 PM on March 29, 2011  

Yeah !!! :D haha

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lizzyboo

Posted at 12:19 PM on April 10, 2011  

honey i agree with all of what you said cause selena was real but noe shes fake..i also agree with Georgia.i used to like sel but now im debating on if i still should.i hope she reads all of these because she should be ashamed of herself.wat if she was demi.right??

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anonomous

Posted at 9:54 PM on July 26, 2011  

wat the heck can u freakin prove!and ya i did just say that……suck it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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jason

Posted at 12:27 AM on March 29, 2011  

Why do girls make fish lips when the camera is on them?

Girls, do you even realize how stupid that makes you look?

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anonomous

Posted at 9:42 PM on July 26, 2011  

shut up!!!!!u like it….ya…girls r smarter then u think and guess wat…..i am probably more than 10 years younger than u hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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james

Posted at 4:28 PM on March 28, 2011  

You guys are so stupid.its not even funny. Who cares what is the cause? As long as they fix.it its all that matters.

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Selena Gomez

Posted at 12:15 PM on March 29, 2011  

hey James

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anonomous

Posted at 9:47 PM on July 26, 2011  

faker! change your freakin fake name,loser:)hahaha(ya i know that im rude)

 
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Selenator

Posted at 12:30 PM on January 15, 2012  

You call that rude. WOW you are obviously a child cuz a real person says curse words.

 
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