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Selena Gomez Remembers Assembly Demi Lovato in Line at “Barney” Audition

Earlier than they had been international superstars — actors, musicians, and social media icons alike — Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato had been simply two little youngsters in line at a Barney audition. Selena just lately shared that she’ll “always remember” the second she met Demi, who would go on to change into a fellow Disney star and an on-and-off shut buddy.

Whereas just lately showing on The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast in assist of the upcoming season of her Hulu collection Solely Murders within the Constructing, Selena reminisced on her youngster stardom, together with the second she met Demi. In keeping with Selena, there have been practically 1,500 youngsters at her first audition for the Barney crew and 7 had been picked, together with herself and Demi.

“The wildest a part of that story is that she was truly the woman standing in entrance of me,” Selena shared of their assembly. (Demi makes use of they/she pronouns.) “I keep in mind she had a pink bow on, I’ll always remember it. I simply thought the world of her. And we each ended up, after we obtained the half, we didn’t know if the opposite one did. And we simply had this, like, mini reunion after we noticed one another.”

Demi and Selena aren’t as shut at this time; in 2020, Demi advised Harper’s Bazaar that that they had grown aside. “While you develop up with any person, you are all the time going to have love for them. However I am not associates together with her… I’ll all the time have love for her, and I want everyone nothing however the very best.”

After becoming a member of the Barney solid for 2 seasons, Selena went on to affix one other iconic childhood franchise, the Disney Channel, and shot to stardom because the lead on Wizards of Waverly Place. Nonetheless, when the favored present resulted in 2012, Selena had a tough time transitioning into extra grown-up roles. “I felt prefer it was very troublesome for individuals to take me critically,” she shared on THR‘s podcast. “I’ve slowly pushed by way of that, and I am actually glad, but it surely was very irritating. I felt like a joke, you already know?”

Selena has since discovered her area of interest as an actor, musician, magnificence mogul, and chef-in-the-making. She’s simply wrapped Season 2 of OMITB and is gearing up for Season 4 of her HBO Max present Selena + Chef, and is now again within the studio engaged on new music. (Yay!) “So principally we’re going to be simply engaged on new music. Like I stated, I couldn’t do one or the opposite,” Selena advised THR of her future profession plans, and balancing performing and music. “I truly love each.”

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