Many people seek comfort in their friends after a breakup, but not many people are friends with Selena Gomez. So it’s no surprise “The Bachelor” fans were shocked to see footage of the ABC show's recent winner, Madison Prewett, casually shopping in Target alongside the famous singer earlier this week.

After all, what better way to get over her breakup with “The Bachelor” himself, Peter Weber, than to hang out with a pop star who can almost be considered an expert at this point in navigating media scrutiny about her relationships?

Bachelor Nation was confused and excited at seeing the two interact via Gomez’s Instagram Story Thursday night, according to ET Online.

The Madison-Gomez friendship reveal follows Peter's announcement on Instagram that he and Madison will be parting ways after the show's dramatic Season 24 finale. Peter said that although “the love and respect” he has for Madison will “continue to endure,” they will be splitting up, as noted by USA Today.


I want to start by acknowledging the incredible group of women that I had the privilege of getting to know this season. Thank you for coming on this journey with me. I learned so many lessons from all of you that I will carry with me. Madi, thank you for your patience and unconditional love. You’re the epitome of a woman who carries herself with grace, stands by what she believes in, and loves whole heartedly. That love is something I feel so grateful to have felt and will take a piece of that with me always going forward. Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further. Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that this is what makes most sense for the two of us. The love and respect I have for Madi will continue to endure. Hannah Ann, you set an example for women everywhere a couple nights ago. You are such a strong, confident woman and you deserve all the love in the world. I accept full responsibility for my mistakes in our relationship and wish you only the best. This has been an emotional experience and I am so grateful for the outreach of support that I have received from friends, family, and Bachelor Nation in the last few days. Thank you to all of you! This is just a another chapter in my story. One I will never forget and one I will always cherish ❤ ️

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So, it comes as no surprise that fans were then both impressed and confused as to why Madison suddenly appeared in Gomez’s Instagram story, laughing and playing games with some other of her other friends.

“We are stocking up on games,” Gomez said in the video. “Madi, what game do you want?”

Most fans are sharing their enthusiasm that Madison escaped what they believe was a “toxic” mother-in-law situation with Peter’s mom, Barbara Weber.

Others online are praising Madison for metaphorically getting the last laugh after a tumultuous relationship with Peter and his mother on “The Bachelor,” stating that the 23-year-old is “winning.”

Gomez then shared another series of video updates on the progress of game night that revealed that she and Madison, along with a few other friends, actually played the games they bought. Madison and her team seemed to have won the game, but according to Gomez’s playful photo from her story, “they cheated.”

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Selena Gomez attends the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic