Vanessa Hudgens Helped Selena Gomez Avoid Justin Bieber at the Met Gala?

Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez at the Met Gala afterparty
Did Vanessa Hudgens help her best friend Selena Gomez avoid Justin Bieber at the 2015 Met Gala? Get the scoop here. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Selena Gomez has a quality girlfriend in Vanessa Hudgens! The High School Musical alum appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, May 21, where she was asked whether she was an accomplice in recently helping Gomez avoid Justin Bieber at the 2015 Met Gala.

"Getting spicy now are we?" the Broadway star, 26, replied while playing coy about the subject. "Um… I mean, not really."

Hudgens had a very rational perspective about Gomez and Bieber's off-again, on-again romantic history. "She's one of my best friends and you just want to have your girlfriends’ backs," Hudgens mused of her Spring Breakers costar. "So that's what I did. We didn't really try to avoid him or anything. I mean, no one really wants to see your ex boyfriend."

Bieber, however, was more forthcoming about being in the same room with Gomez. "Selena looked gorgeous at the Met Ball!" the “Baby” hitmaker told TMZ the morning after the gala earlier this month.

As previously reported by Us Weekly, Hudgens, Gomez, Bieber, and a slew of other stars hit the swanky afterparties following the Gala on May 5. At the Standard Hotel — where Solange memorably attacked her brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator after the 2014 Met Gala — the former Disney actresses mingled with Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, and Kerry Washington.

"Selena looked really happy," an onlooker told Us of the multi-hyphenate, 22, who swapped her white gown for an LBD that night. "She seemed to know everyone there and talked to several other celebs."

beiber at met gala
Justin Bieber attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 4, 2015 Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Following that bash, Gomez hit Rihanna's party at Up & Down, where Bieber was partying with Kylie Jenner's boyfriend Tyga. A source told Us that Bieber "tried very hard" to speak to the "Heart Wants What It Wants" crooner, but their run-in was brief.

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