Selena and Justin both helped their mutual friend Cody celebrate his 18th birthday during the Jan. 10 weekend. So did the two exes have an awkward run-in? Here’s what we know.
Justin Bieber, 20, and Selena Gomez, 22, have both seemingly moved on with new people — Justin has been spending time with model Hailey Baldwin, 18, while Sel just started dating EDM artist Zedd. But considering the exes run in the same very close circles, an awkward encounter has always seemed inevitable. Here’s what happened when Justin and Selena both attended Cody Simpson‘s birthday festivities this past weekend!
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez At Cody Simpson’s Birthday Parties — Awkward?
So it turns out Cody had not one but two birthday parties this past weekend. He kicked off the festivities on Saturday night, Jan. 10 at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, Calif. His famous pals Miley Cyrus, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Gigi Hadid AND Selena Gomez were all on hand to help him celebrate, E! News reports.
Selena even took to her Instagram to post a picture of herself and Cody, along with a sweet birthday message as the caption: “Happiest of birthdays to bubba and such an incredible person. Love you inside out @codysimpson-here’s to more”.
Here’s the thing — Cody’s close friend Justin was nowhere in sight! And it’s not because he didn’t want to party with Cody. We know he did because the very next night, the Biebs was right by Cody’s side at the singer’s SECOND birthday party in Malibu on Sunday night, Jan. 11.
Here’s a pic of Cody and Justin together at the party, courtesy of justinbiebertracker. So what gives? We can’t help but think that Justin and Selena planned to attend different soirees to avoid an awkward run-in — especially if either of them brought their new love interests to the parties.
Since Justin probably knew that Selena would be at the Golden Globes on Jan. 11, maybe that’s why he chose to go to Cody’s Sunday night party. HollywoodLife.com is investigating.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Justin is livid that Selena is now dating Zedd, another one of their mutual friends. (Like we said, these social circles are very small!)
“Justin is furious that Selena is dating Zedd. He was Justin’s friend first and it’s just not cool that she’s with a mutual friend. Justin thinks this is Selena’s way of getting back at him,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
So it makes sense that Justin would want to avoid these two at all costs. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Justin and Selena purposely try to avoid an awkward run-in at one of Cody’s parties? Tell us how you feel!
— Susan Johnson