Let’s take a trip down memory lane to a decade ago, to the year 2009 when Miley Cyrus played Hannah Montana, Selena Gomez starred in Wizards of Waverly Place, and Demi Lovato was cast in Sonny With a Chance. It was a time when things felt just right in our world, at least on our TV screens. However, rumors of drama between the Disney superstars circulated in magazines, with Miley being pitted against Demi and Selena. So, where are they now, and do the original trio still maintain their close bond? In this article, we’ll reflect on their friendship over the years to uncover what really went down and how things stand today.
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Back in 2008, Demi and Selena became friends during their childhood. However, when they started working on Disney channel shows with Miley, it often felt like a two-against-one situation, although Demi and Miley had a great rapport while filming Hannah Montana in 2007. Things got complicated when Nick Jonas and Miley started dating from 2006 to 2007, and shortly after their split, Selena began dating Nick. To add to the drama, Miley made a video with her friend Mandy, mocking Demi and Selena’s video. Miley took down the video and apologized, but this incident marked the beginning of a significant rift.
In 2009, Demi and Selena acted together in their first film, Princess Protection Program. Although several photos of Demi and Miley posing together on the red carpet exist, the same cannot be said for Miley and Selena.
In 2010, when a fan asked Demi about Selena’s well-being, she responded by saying “Ask Taylor.” This was a clear indication that something had changed between the former best friends. In an interview with Girls Life in 2010, Demi commented on their friendship, stating that they were both busy, and she wished Selena the best. She also added that true friends do not let anyone be mean to you, and if you can’t trust someone, it is impossible to be friends with them.
Demi Lovato, who went to rehab for substance abuse in 2011, received immense support from her friends. In a Television Net interview, Demi revealed how Selena Gomez was one of the first people who reached out to her during that tough time. Demi said that Selena called her crying and was extremely concerned about her well-being. Despite being in rehab, Demi tried to console Selena by saying that there was no need to worry. Since then, the two stars have grown closer and were seen enjoying each other’s company on the red carpet at the Kids’ Choice Awards that year. Additionally, Miley Cyrus sent Demi a Christmas present, which meant a great deal to her as she did not receive any gifts while in rehab. Demi considers herself blessed to have such incredible friends who supported her through thick and thin.
Over the years, Demi, Miley, and Selena’s relationship has been quite complex. During a Seventeen Magazine interview back in 2012, Demi talked about her friendship with Miley, stating that their personalities are strong, and when they argue, it can be quite brutal. Despite that, the two of them always manage to make up within a few days, saying “I love you” to each other. On the other hand, Demi and Selena never really fight because Selena isn’t confrontational. But despite all the ups and downs, these three girls have been through a lot together, and they will always be a part of each other’s lives. However, in a radio interview conducted in 2014, Demi mentioned that she no longer had anything in common with Miley and wished her the best. Selena, on the other hand, unfollowed Demi on Twitter, but the latter still considers her a friend. In 2015, Demi also unfollowed Miley on Twitter, but she re-followed Selena in time to wish her a happy birthday. So, while their relationship may not seem complicated on the surface, it has had its fair share of complexities over the years.