Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, and Hailey Bieber, his wife, pose in their first photo together weeks after the model delivered a candid interview in reaction to her relationship’s detractors.

Four years after the model married Selena Gomez’s ex, Justin Bieber, and less than two weeks after she gave an open interview addressing their relationship’s detractors, Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber have posed for their first official pictures as an unexpected demonstration of togetherness.

Photographer Tyrell Hampton captured the ladies’ group photos, which show them laughing and seated closely together, on October 15 at the glitzy 2022 Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles, to which the women came individually. The party, sponsored by Rolex, was the most prestigious occasion both had ever attended concurrently.

On her own page, Hailey commented favorably on his post and called the event a “great night.” More than 500,000 more also did.

The image has touched a lot of people who have followed the three stars’ narrative. Many who have followed the story’s development have been moved by the photo. The daughter of Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, Ava Phillippe, commented on her Instagram Story, “I don’t get caught up in celebrity drama, and ultimately, it’s just a picture, but it makes me happy to see these boss girls out there clearing the air. Respect and love for you both!”

After a brief courtship and many months after it was announced that Justin had broken up with his longstanding on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena, Hailey and Justin were married in 2018. Many of the latter’s admirers have attacked and questioned the timing of the married couple’s connection for years.