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Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have been friends since way before they were the giant stars they are now. The pair met as children when they were both pursuing an acting career, and they were inseparable for a long time. As they got older and their fame grew exponentially, the two best friends eventually drifted apart. 

They have both gone through difficult and painful times in their lives through the years, without having each other by their sides. When Demi suffered an overdose in July 2018, so many celebrities flooded social media with messages of encouragement, prayers and support for the singer. But while so many expected Selena to do the same, she said nothing instead. Fans of both women waited and waited for Sel to make some type of statement about her former best friend's health, but it never came.

 

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The "Come and Get It" singer gave fans some peace of mind during an interview with Elle published in September 2018, based on an interview that took place just days after Demi's health scare. Sel revealed she had, in fact, talked to her old friend privately. "All I'm saying is, I reached out personally. I didn't do a public thing. I didn't want to," she said. "I love her. I've known her since I was 7. So…it's…that's what I'll say."

The former Disney Channel stars previously had a falling out, and in August 2014, Demi addressed the rumors that there was a feud between them after she unfollowed Selena on Twitter. "I think it's just one of those things where people change and people grow apart," the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen about their friendship. 

True friends are defined by those who are there for you not just in good times but it the really tough moments in your life, so knowing that Sel did reach out to Demi during that dark time is super comforting. They have known each other for so long and their relationship is something that they should cherish just as much as their fans do. Take a look back at the cutest photos of Demi and Selena's best friendship moments through the years.

They met when they both went for an audition for 'Barney & Friends.' 1

How adorable were they?!

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They were both born to be superstars. 2

They were both born to be superstars.

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They look so tiny and cute. Our hearts! 

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They used to film adorable YouTube videos together. 3

They used to film adorable YouTube videos together.

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Selena's haircut was so edgy then. 

They had great chemistry on screen together. 4

They were too cute and they bounced their energy off of each other so naturally.

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Check their cute video below. 5

Sel knew just how to make Demi laugh.

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Their love for each other made everyone else fall in love with their friendship. 6

Their love for each other made everyone else fall in love with their friendship.

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Fans loved them so much, they even coined the term "Delena" as their friendship nickname.

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Who wouldn't love these two? 7

Who wouldn't love these two?

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They both were so happy and full of life at the starts of their careers, and their energies were infectious. 

They went back to being costars on 'Princess Protection Program.' 8

They went back to being costars on 'Princess Protection Program.'

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They both starred in the Disney Channel movie in 2009 and they were perfect as costars.

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The girls even filmed a music video for the movie. 9

They recorded the song "One and the Same" for the movie and looked like they had so much fun filming the video.

Sel and Demi posed for pics at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. 10

Sel and Demi posed for pics at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

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They both looked so beautiful and happy to see one another.

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Of course, they took the opportunity to be goofy. 11

Of course, they took the opportunity to be goofy.

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What's a friend reunion if you can't share some laughs together?

As they got older, they were also spotted out and about. 12

As they got older, they were also spotted out and about.

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They were spotted out on the town after having dinner together, a sign that they were all grown up. 

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This pic of them is too precious for words. 13

Their friendship truly does go all the way back.

They were all grown up at a fashion event together. 14

They were all grown up at a fashion event together.

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They reunited on the red carpet for the 2017 InStyle Awards and fans went absolutely crazy over the fact that they had posed for pics with each other.

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When Demi was a judge on 'The X Factor,' Selena was one of the guest performers. 15

The pair snapped a pic backstage and Sel captioned it: "It's just the evidence of forever. No matter what @ddlovato."

All besties are pros at taking silly selfies. 16

This pic from a reunion the girls had in 2015 is proof.

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The girls showed each other love in 2011. 17

They shared a warm hug at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, and all was well in the world.

Selena has been there for Demi in the past. 18

After Demi sought treatment for her addicitons in 2010, she said Selena had been super supportive. "Fortunately, I have family and friends around me that are very, very supportive of me and my recovery… Nick [Jonas] especially and Selena because Selena called me crying when I was in there and was just so worried," she said at the time. "I was like 'Look, I should be the one crying. It's all good.'…Ever since then, we've gotten closer."

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It's incredible that they've grown up by each other's side. 19

It would be a shame to watch them throw their friendship away. 

We could all use a friend who makes us smile this BIG. 20

They always looked like they were having the best time when they were together.