Why are Madison Prewett and Selena Gomez Friends?

Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor left many fans — including his mom Barbara Weber — disappointed. After breaking off his engagement with fan-favorite Hannah Ann Sluss, Weber announced he wanted to pursue a relationship with Madison Prewett. Just days after the finale aired, Weber posted that he was once again single.

Fortunately, Prewett had her friends and family to turn to after her breakup — including pop singer Selena Gomez. Find out how their friendship came to be.  

How Madison Prewett knows Selena Gomez
Madison Prewett & Peter Weber | John Fleenor via Getty Images

Madison Prewett on ‘The Bachelor’ 

Prewett was a stand-out contestant on Weber’s season of The Bachelor. She avoided getting mixed up in drama at all costs, but when it came to Fantasy Suites, Prewett struggled. Her faith and desire to save herself for marriage resulted in Prewett presenting Weber with what his fans and family viewed as an ultimatum, though Weber denied that’s what it was. 

Despite Prewett’s struggle to move past Weber being intimate with the other women during Fastasy Suite week, she was one of Weber’s final girls. After a tumultuous trip to Australia, Prewett self-eliminated. She did return for the live portion of The Bachelor finale to express her willingness to be with Weber.

Days later, the two posted to Instagram that their relationship wasn’t going to work. “As Peter and I have decided to go our separate ways, I am confident that we will both move in the direction of our purpose and never forget that God has a plan in all things. I will always love and respect him. I am convinced our paths were meant to cross and we are both better because they did,” Prewett explained. 

Madison Prewett and Selena Gomez are friends

Prior to the mandatory social distancing caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Gomez posted of video of her and friends combing the aisles of Target for board games. “We’re gonna have a great night in,” Gomez explained. 

In the videos, the “Lose You To Love Me” singer films her various friends, then turns to Prewett and asks “Madi, what game do you want?” The Bachelor star turned to reveal herself to the camera, perplexed as to what game she should pick. “Umm, honestly anything,” Prewett laughed, saying, “Everything looks great.”

Fans of the ABC series had mixed feelings about the two hanging out together. Some felt that it was kind of Gomez to be a friend to Prewett after her difficult season. Other Bachelor fans thought Prewett was riding out her fifteen minutes of fame, spending time with a celebrity to maintain her popularity.

How Madison Prewett and Selena Gomez became friends 

Many Gomez fans were curious as to why she was friends with a former Bachelor contestant. “Do I need to sign up for The Bachelor?” one fan questioned. As it turns out, you just need to attend the right church.

Life and Style Magazine reported that Prewett and Gomez “bonded over faith.” An insider shared that the two met at Hillsong Church in Los Angeles — a church frequented by other celebrities like Justin and Hailey Bieber and many of the Kardashians. 

In addition to their shared faith, the insider added that Prewett and Gomez have several other things in common — one of them being “the lack of good guys in L.A.” The pop star and the former Bachelor contestant also frequent the same social circles, so it makes sense that they get along.