Hailey Bieber has revealed that since the start of 2023, she has faced some of the saddest and hardest moments of her adult life. The Rhode Skin founder made this admission in an Instagram Story Wednesday, seemingly referencing her rumored feud with Selena Gomez. She said that she often makes jokes about how she feels as it is easier than admitting she is having a hard time. Hailey added that she has been left emotionally fragile following the feud.
She urged fans to be there for each other in times of struggle and to keep showing up for one another even when it is hard. This comes after fans speculated that their years-long feud had reignited in February after Hailey posted a since-deleted TikTok video seemingly body shaming Gomez. A few weeks later, people were convinced that Hailey and her pal Kylie Jenner were mocking Gomez’s eyebrows on Instagram, but both women shut down the rumors.
Last month, Hailey asked Gomez to urge her 403 million Instagram followers to stop sending her death threats to her. After Gomez pleaded with fans to be kinder to Hailey, the influencer praised her for “speaking out” amid escalating tensions between their fan bases. Hailey said that social media platforms often create extreme division among people when things are taken out of context. She added that no one should have to experience hate or bullying.
The pair first sparked feud rumors when Hailey got engaged to Gomez’s ex of eight years, Justin Bieber, just months after breaking up for good in 2018. However, the pair have since seemingly squished their beef, and have followed each other on Instagram.