Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez were photographed together at the InStyle Awards last night. I can never keep track of when these two are friends. Apparently, they've been friends again for a while but it wasn't too long ago when they unfollowed each other on social media and Demi’s answer to “How’s Selena?” was “ask Taylor.” 

A quick Getty search tells me that the last time these two were posing on red carpets side-by-side, it was 2011. At the time, I was working at a national music station and being invested in Demi and Selena’s friendship was part of my job. They were telling cute anecdotes of growing up together and crushing on Jonas brothers.  Then, it all fell apart. Around the same time, as detailed in Demi’s new documentary, she was battling with addiction and mental health challenges. Lainey wrote about Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated here. I’m not sure if it’s fair to speculate that the ups and downs of Selena and Demi’s friendship are directly related to Demi’s sobriety but it’s not a big leap to get there.

Both Demi and Selena have taken time away from the spotlight to get treatment for their mental health. Selena has been very open about her physical health struggles. Demi has been refreshingly candid about her road to sobriety. Now, when they have each described themselves as the happiest and healthiest they have ever been, they’ve found their way back to each other. It’s kinda beautiful, isn’t it? After the mindf-ck that comes with being a child star and all the sh-t these two have been through, these photos of them posing together in matching purple makeup is making me a bit emotional. 

That’s a good thing because the emotions are distracting me from how hideous Demi’s dress is.