When most of us date someone new, there are little to know chances that we’ll run into their ex IRL. But for Hailey Baldwin, the reminder that Selena Gomez dated her husband, Justin Bieber, for years is pretty much unavoidable. It’s so unavoidable that Baldwin ~accidentally~ followed a Selena Gomez fan account this week and immediately apologized to the fan for her mistake.
The slip-up happened on Thursday when the 21-year-old model accidentally clicked the follow button on the Instagram, @houseofsel, a Selena Gomez fan account with more than 30,000 followers. Baldwin immediately unfollowed the account, but it didn’t take long for fans to screenshot Baldwin’s follow and accuse her of stalking Gomez and her fans on Instagram. “Omfg hailey appareantly followed me and unfollowed lmaoooo whaaaat??” @houseofsel wrote.
So, to shut down the talk and save face, Baldwin direct messaged @houseofsel and explained that her follow was simply an accident. @houseofsel screenshotted the DM and posted it on her Instagram, telling her followers to stop accusing the model of “stalking Selena.” “Sooo hailey dmed me. y’all should stop blaming her for “stalking selena” and stuff like that. she seems nice and sweet. ❤️” @houseofsel wrote.
Now, it’s unclear if Baldwin was ~actually~ stalking Gomez fan accounts or if it was simply an accidental follow on perhaps the most unfortunate account. Either way, we can’t blame her. Who hasn’t stalked the ex of someone they’re dating (or in Baldwin’s case—married to)?
The Baldwin-Bieber-Gomez love triangle lives on.