When it comes to Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, there is no shortage of drama. The former couple got into an Instagram fight Sunday after he posted several black-and-white pictures with his new girlfriend, Sofia Richie.
While Bieber and Richie didn’t make things official yet, Gomez did when she called the model his “girlfriend.” He and Gomez have a tumultuous past and there were always rumors that he cheated on her.
The drama runs so deep that he even has a feud with pop star Taylor Swift, who is Gomez’s best friend. Most recently, Bieber shaded Swift when he posted a picture of himself FaceTiming with Kanye West, who is essentially her arch nemesis as far as feuds are concerned. But it all stems back to Gomez.
Swift famously stuck her tongue out in disgust when the couple kissed at the 2013 Billboard awards. When she was asked what she thought about Bieber winning the Milestone Award, she refused to answer.
But, back to the present: The latest feud unraveled Sunday when Bieber threatened to make his page private. “The hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like.”
That’s when Gomez confirmed Richie is his girlfriend. “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol - it should be special between you two only,” she said.
It’s not clear when Richie and Bieber started to date, but pictures of them holding hands in Laguna Beach, California, popped up last week. While she isn’t nearly as famous as Bieber or Gomez, she does have an impressive Instagram following with 1.2 million fans.
She’s currently exploring Japan with her new beau and, not surprisingly, the amount of attention her pictures get has drastically increased. An average picture of herself would garner 30,000 likes, but with Bieber in the photo, she attracted nearly 200,000 likes. The comments on the photo of her and Bieber have been disabled.
Richie, 17, remained silent throughout the drama. Click here to find out more about the model, who is the younger sister of reality star-turned-fashionista Nicole Richie.
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