In the world of celebrity relationships, Instagram follows means everything. Which is why Selena Gomez just made a huge statement about her feelings for her ex, The Weeknd, when she quietly unfollowed him, as pictures of the pop star kissing her on-and-off again ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber fuel rumors of a Jelena return.
When eagle-eyed fans first noticed she was following one less account, The Weeknd still counted @selenagomez among his list of ‘grams worth tracking. Maybe he was still pining after his ex, or maybe he just didn’t have time, or maybe, just maybe, he doesn’t take Instagram that seriously. But then, on Friday afternoon, The Weeknd’s following count dropped from 601 to 600. As of November 17, 2017, Selena and The Weekend are no more—at least Instagram officially.
This isn’t the first time the formerly amorous singers have caused a stir with their social media power moves. Last week, Selena made headlines when she liked one of The Weeknd’s Instagram posts, prompting fans to speculate that they had broken up on good terms. Towards the end of October, however, The Weeknd had unfollowed several of Selena’s friends and family, including her personal assistant, Theresa Mingus, and her best friend and kidney donor, Francia Raísa. Later that week, the pair announced the end of their 10-month relationship. Prior to that, Selena and The Weeknd both unfollowed Bella Hadid, The Weeknd’s ex. And before that, Bella had unfollowed Selena after the “Wolves” singer was photographed kissing the model’s ex for the first time, although she was still following The Weeknd.
Are you still keeping up? Good, because here’s one more doozy: Selena and Justin aren’t following each other, either. This could be nothing or everything. We’ll have to wait to hear it from Jelena themselves.