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Vanessa Hudgens: Why I Helped Selena Gomez Hide From Justin Bieber At Met Gala

Fri, May 22, 2015 12:34am EDT by Chris Rogers 19 Comments

Vanessa has Selena’s back! While appearing on the May 21 episode of ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ Vanessa explained why she kept her bestie Selena away from her ex, Justin Bieber, at the Met Gala on May 4. Watch the video here!

While appearing on the May 21 episode of Watch What Happens Live, Vanessa Hudgens, 26, talked about this year’s Met Gala and how she helped her good friend, Selena Gomez, 22, avoid ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, 21.

Vanessa Hudgens Helped Selena Gomez Avoid Justin Bieber At Met Gala: ‘WWHL’ Reveal

“She’s one of my best friends, and you just want to have your girlfriend’s back, so that’s what I did. We didn’t like try to avoid him or anything, but I mean, no one really wants to see your ex-boyfriend,” Vanessa said when a caller asked if she helped Selena hide from Justin, as various reports suggested. Watch her full confession in the video above.

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Now we know why Justin had to scream from his car that Selena looked “gorgeous” — Vanessa wouldn’t let him close enough to say it to Selena’s face.

Selena Gomez & Kris Jenner Talk At Met Gala After Seeing Justin Bieber

As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Selena was pictured looking teary-eyed at the May 4 event, so we can certainly understand why Vanessa thought it was best to keep her away from Justin.

Selena was actually seen leaning on Kris Jenner for support, and a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com how Kris helped out our girl, Sel.

“Kris gave her a pep talk. She told her to be strong and hold her head up high. She told her she believes in her,” our source said. “Selena’s grateful that Kris acknowledged how difficult the night was, but it made her get very emotional because it brought up all the hurt feelings.”

Running into Justin must have been hard, but we’re happy to hear that Selena has great friends like Kris and Vanessa supporting her.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should people avoid their exes? Vote in our poll and tell us how you feel!

— Chris Rogers