Selena Gomez dines with Demi Lovato after Justin Bieber’s arrest

What to do when your ex-boyfriend gets arrested, and, like, the whole world knows? For Selena Gomez, she’s showing us it’s best not to get distracted. A girl’s got to let off some steam.

Despite the Justin Bieber news that came out in the wee hours Thursday, Gomez managed to squeeze in some girl time with her pal Demi Lovato on Thursday night.

The duo grabbed a bite to eat at celeb favorite restaurant Craig’s in West Hollywood. “Demi’s very, very strong. She’s the only person that I would tell the deepest, darkest secrets to. The only person,” Gomez, 21, told Seventeen magazine, the glossy that named her the most powerful young woman, 21 or younger, in Hollywood.

Around 2010 though, Gomez and Lovato did have a rough patch as friends and a public fallout. “We’ve been through a lot together,” Lovato, 21, told MTV News. “We’ve had periods of times when we grew apart, and we just didn’t really talk. But now we’re in a place where we realize that life is so short, and that when you have people in your life that love you so much, then you should just always be around them.”


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The feelings are mutual. “She was going through things and I was so young and it was confusing,” Gomez told Seventeen. I processed it saying, ‘OK, I don’t understand what she’s going through so I’m just going to do this.’ I don’t think it was fair, and I’m so happy that I have her back in my life now.”

The duo were all smiles and hugs as shutterbugs snapped photos during their night out. It was also Lovato’s debut of her hot-pink locks -- all hot-pink, and not just the tips.

“I’ve had black, brunette, red, like orangey red, pink, and blue so far,” Lovato gushed to Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show. But the pink is perfect, Lovato says, for her Neon Lights Tour.

Meanwhile, Gomez recently stopped by the Sundance Film Festival in Utah to promote the indie drama “Rudderless,” in which she appears in a few scenes.

Friends supporting friends. How cute, you two!


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