Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin taunted with ‘Selena’ chant at Met Gala

Selena Gomez wasn’t at Monday’s Met Gala, but fans of the “Ice Cream” singer were — and made their presence known by chanting her name at Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin as they walked the fête’s red carpet Monday night.

Bieber — who was in an on-again-off-again relationship with Gomez beginning in their teenage years that ended in early 2018 — and Baldwin appeared to ignore the chant in a video that went viral on YouTube.

The 27-year-old “Stay” singer wore a black suit by “la masion Drew,” a nod at his streetwear label Drew House, while his model wife, 24, wore a black gown with a plunging neckline by Saint Laurent for their first Met Gala as a married couple.

Gomez, 29, last attended the event in 2018; she also attended in 2017 with her then-boyfriend, The Weeknd.

Fans of Bieber and Gomez’s relationship have had a hard time moving on: Bieber was forced to stick up for Gomez and Baldwin during an Instagram Live chat in December 2020 after a fan remarked, “[We] need to f–king bombard that s–t with Jelena and how Selena is better. Go after, please, let’s all go after her.”

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were greeted at the Met Gala with “Selena” chants.
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He responded, “This sad excuse of a human just encouraged people on video to literally go after my wife telling people to say that my previous relationship was better [and] so on and so forth. It is extremely hard to choose the high road when I see people like this try and rally to gather people to bully the person I love the most in this world. It is not right.”

For her part, Gomez quipped that her relationships have been “cursed” in a June 2021 interview.

She told Vogue Australia, ” I’ve been way too young to be exposed to certain things when I was in relationships. I felt so less-than in past relationships, and never really felt equal.”

Baldwin and Bieber quietly married at a New York City courthouse in September 2018 and they celebrated with an elaborate wedding reception at the Montage Palmetto Bluff in September 2019.


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