For the uninitiated: Lovato and Gomez were childhood best friends and co-stars (leading fans to coin the nickname “Delena”), appearing on Barney & Friends as kids and the Disney Channel movie Princess Protection Program in 2009. But the two drifted apart over the years, with Lovato going so far as to unfollow Gomez on Twitter in 2014 — the ultimate severance for celebrities of their stature.
Gomez recently extended an olive branch, however, following Lovato on Instagram and sharing words of encouragement after Lovato released her new documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated. The social media rekindling and recent photo predictably whipped fans into a frenzy, and they expressed their excitement on Twitter.
Here are some of the best fan reactions to the return of “Delena.”
— Sky– (@omgSkySaleh) October 24, 2017
— Hannah (@hannahthebxtch) October 24, 2017
DELENA DELENA DELENA
I’M CRYING SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/dkeNkXzZCf
— Daniela (@paisamila) October 24, 2017
OH MY GOD I KNEW IT!!!!! I TOLD Y’ALL THEY WERE TAKING PICTURES TOGETHER !!!! I AM CRYING DELENA IS BACK!!! THEY ARE BACK!!! pic.twitter.com/8daZS8ZYHv
— ariyana (@selenasmodel) October 24, 2017
Retweet if this Delena picture gave you heart palpitations. pic.twitter.com/GTCVqSLs7h
— Demi Lovato PH (@demipilipinas) October 24, 2017
I don’t care if I’m 23 and I’m fangirlling over a picture of selena and demi..Delena will always be queens! pic.twitter.com/U1prFftvjo
— hannah (@DelenaNerds) October 24, 2017
Demi and Selena have finally reunited again!!! I am sooo happy!!!! DELENA FOREVER! ——????—- pic.twitter.com/OrOP9tOq82
— –I Love Selena– (@breezyselenator) October 24, 2017