Selena Gomez wears shirt that sends a message about Justin Bieber's engagement
When you find out your ex got engaged, it's an awkward situation. Everyone's waiting to see your reaction. Whatever caption you write on social media - or whatever slogan is on your shirt - will send a message.
If you want to tell people you're doing fine, you could take inspiration from Cazzie David. Cazzie's the daughter of Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David and used to date SNL comedian Pete Davidson. After they broke up, Pete started dating Ariana Grande, and the couple got engaged in less than a month. This news broke while Cazzie was on a safari in Africa, and when she returned, she posted the perfect response on Instagram: "Been in Africa, what'd I miss?"
Another option is to celebrate your single-ness with a party, like Melissa Meeks. In 2014, Jeremy Meeks' sultry mugshot went viral, leading social media to dub him 'The Hot Felon.' Thanks to his Internet fame, he became a professional model after he got out of prison. And this year The Hot Felon experienced another huge life change. The same month he got divorced from Melissa, he had a baby with his new lover, Topshop heiress Chloe Green. But did Melissa pout? No. She had a wild party at the Crazy Horse in Las Vegas.
Pop star Selena Gomez is the latest celebrity to be placed in this awkward situation. The Wolves singer dated Justin Bieber off-and-on for years, and their latest affair looked serious. In November 2017, they started being seen together on dates - walking out of a hot yoga class, kissing at a hockey game and dancing intimately at Justin's dad's wedding.
However, in March 2018, the couple went their separate ways. One source blamed the paparazzi for their relentless coverage, while another source claimed the couple took a break so Selena could "mend" her relationship with her mother. (Selena's mom was not happy about Jelena 2.0)
Now, a mere four months later, Justin Bieber is engaged to model and TV personality Hailey Baldwin. On Instagram, he wrote an emotional message: "My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else." It's a sweet love letter, but you have to wonder how his ex-girlfriend feels about it.
Well, Selena just stepped out in public for the first since the engagement, sporting new extensions and a shirt with a bold message: "Only the strong survive." Yes, girl! That's a powerful message to send to her ex, and to all of her followers on social media. After all, #SelenaIsFreeParty was trending on Twitter all last weeend. One fan wrote, "SHE. DON’T. NEED. A. MAN," while another added "She deserves all the love, respect and happiness. I’m so glad she’s feeling all confident and happy. And no more drama."
Personally, I was hoping Selena would wear that "I really don't care, do u?" coat from Zara. But "only survive the strong survive" is cool too.