Selena Gomez Unfollows Hundreds of People on Instagram

Pop star Selena Gomez has somehow unlocked the key to Instagram because she is the most followed celebrity on the platform. That could be because she has had some unforgettable Instagram moments.

But now it looks like Selena Gomez is going a different direction with her account this year. She unfollowed hundreds of people recently including many celebrities. She then changed a few more things about her account and has come up with an interesting post this new year.

So what exactly is going on? Her reconnection with Justin Bieber through brunches, bike rides, and hockey games might have something to do with it. After her breakup with The Weeknd, the two have been hanging out a lot lately and they are giving love another shot.

But Gomez’s family members aren’t exactly thrilled that they are seeing each other again, and it could be why she has changed her account. Here are seven things we know about her Instagram purge.

1. Gomez went from following 300 people to 37

Selena Gomez Instagram followers

Gomez is following a select number of people. | Selena Gomez via Instagram

It’s a new year, and it looks like the singer is trying to declutter her Instagram account. She made headlines for going from following over 300 people and whittling it down 37 people. That’s not the only change she made to her account to make it more personal either.

2. She changed her Instagram icon to her mother’s face


Selena Gomez mother Instagram icon

Gomez made her mother’s photo her icon on the social media platform. | Selena Gomez via Instagram

This is a sweet gesture. Gomez changed her profile photo to a picture of her mother, Mandy Teefey. It seems like the young star has been reflecting on her life and family a lot lately, even with her new posts on Instagram.

3. She posted a photo of her childhood home

Selena Gomez childhood home

Gomez went to visit her childhood home. | Selena Gomez via Instagram

On Jan. 7, 2018, Gomez posted a photo on the steps of her childhood home.

She wrote in the caption:

The home I grew up in, from birth to 13… (no one was home when I knocked this time lol) I visit this place every chance I get. In many ways it very well could have been better than my life today, but I’m grateful for a voice that can enable change today. Even when I don’t know how to do it well or actually want it. I love you Grand Prairie. Thank you.

4. Some celebrities did make the cut from her Instagram purge

Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa

Francia Raísa and Gomez in 2013. | Francia Raisa via Instagram

Although many celebrities are no longer followed by Gomez, many of her famous friends are. That includes Jessica Alba, Francia Raísa, Amy Schumer, Julia Michaels, and Taylor Swift.

She is also following several Selena Gomez fan accounts.

5. These are some of the celebrities who were unfollowed

Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez

Demi Lovato and Gomez have had a tumultuous friendship. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

So who didn’t make the cut? Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, and Gigi Hadid are some according to Us Weekly.

The one that might be disappointing is Lovato, considering the two were childhood friends, and although they had a falling out, Lovato has some kind words in support of Gomez after her surgery.

6. Gomez’s mother was recently hospitalized

Gomez and her mother, Mandy Teefey

Gomez and her mother, Mandy Teefey, back in 2009. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for UNICEF

It’s reportedly been a rough time for Gomez and her family. Her mother, Mandy Teefey was voluntarily hospitalized after she reportedly got into a fight with her famous daughter about being romantically involved again with Justin Bieber,  according to TMZ.

7. Teefey has since checked out of the hospital

Selena Gomez and Mandy Teefey

Gomez and her mother have appeared very close in the past. | Selena Gomez via Instagram

She has since voluntarily checked out of the hospital. “It’s been a stressful time for Mandy and she made the decision herself to go to the hospital and make sure everything was okay,” a source said according to People. “This wasn’t just about Justin.”

However, the mother and daughter have reportedly been so much at odds lately that they also unfollowed each other on Instagram.

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