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Francia Raisa Addresses 'Beef' With Selena Gomez While Reacting To Birthday Tribute!

Francia Raisa Responds To Selena Gomez!

Francia Raisa is speaking out!

On Thursday, a TMZ photographer caught the How I Met Your Father star in West Hollywood, one day after Selena Gomez wished her a public happy birthday amid their falling out.

As we reported, the Who Says singer posted three throwback photos of the duo on her Instagram feed alongside a sappy and thoughtful caption that seemingly referenced their recent rift. She wrote:

“Happiest of birthdays to this special human being. No matter where life takes us, I love you. @franciaraisa”

It seemed like an olive branch — and perhaps a necessary one.

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In November, Selena took heat for saying Taylor Swift is her only friend in the industry. While her comment may have gotten blown out of proportion, Francia — who donated her kidney to the 31-year-old amid her lupus battle in 2017 — took offense and quickly unfollowed her. There were then reports that the longtime besties were feuding after the kidney donor got upset the Wizards of Waverly Place alum was still drinking following the transplant.

As the drama escalated, it was clear both performers were getting more and more frustrated — and what followed was some shady comments from Selena on TikTok and an interview in which Francia called out Selenators for bullying her online. Messy!

So, naturally, seeing Selena wish Francia a happy birthday so publicly was a big deal!

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But it led to more questions about the state of their friendship following this nasty falling out. Thankfully, we’re getting some answers! When the videographer chatted with the TV star, Francia initially laughed off a comment about the friends being in a good place these days. Then, without ever mentioning the Only Murders in the Building lead, the actress gushed:

“I got so many great birthday messages. I really, really appreciate everyone. And, yeah, you know, you guys, it’s a new year.”

Okay, that last bit seemed a bit loaded, don’t ya think?! When asked if Selena called her personally on the big day, the 35-year-old insisted:

“There’s no beef.”

But she declined to clarify whether they were ever really feuding in the first place. Hmm. Judging from her interaction, there’s still quite a bit of tension between these girls, but at least they’re beginning to make peace!

Also, perhaps in a move to shut down the feud narrative even more, Francia also liked the birthday tribute and re-shared it in her IG Story! Wow! As we noted previously, she has also begun following the Rare Beauty founder again, though it’s unclear if she made that decision before or after the post went live. Either way, this is progress! Ch-ch-check out her latest take on this friendship HERE!

They both seem to be ready to move on! But it’ll be interesting to see where they go from here. Reactions, Perezcious readers? Let us know (below)!

[Image via Jimmy Kimmel Live/Selena Gomez/YouTube]

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Jul 28, 2023 07:17am PDT