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Selena Gomez recently responded to a photograph of on-and-off Justin Bieber intimately embracing another woman by sharing her own intimate photo with another man.
On August 8 Bieber, who performed in Tampa as part of his "Believe" tour, was photographed pecking his supporting act, Ariana Grande, on the cheek she immediately posted the picture online.
"@justinbieber you're crazy and nonna says thank you, she loves you," Grande wrote in the photo caption while referencing her grandmother.
Shortly after the photo went viral, fans of Gomez lashed out at Grande and suggested that the photo was inappropriate despite reports confirming the former Disney star, 21, and Bieber, 19, split in recent weeks.
"Everyone, girls are allowed to be friends with guys. I'm a lady. Chill out." Grande, who is said to be dating Jai Brooks of the Australian band Janoskians, wrote in response to the backlash while defending herself.
Gomez, who is said to be still secretly seeing Bieber following their recent split, responded to the intimate photo of Bieber and Grande by sharing a photo of herself with her "Wizards of Waverly Place" co-star, David Henrie, alongside the caption "Homesick.."
Gomez and Henrie have reportedly been spending more time together in recent months, however reports claim they are just friends, according to HollywoodLife.com.
In July Gomez confirmed that she is "single" after reportedly ending her two-year relationship with Bieber however a source claims the split did not last long. The pop stars have reportedly been seeing one another secretly with reports claiming that their love in conjunction with their sense of familiarity keeps on bringing them back together.
"Let's be honest, she can't date a regular guy, so hooking up with Justin seems safe," a source previously said.
The couple initially split in January due to alleged trust issues and since then they have reconciled and split again several times.
"She's very stubborn when it comes to Justin," a source said. "She's got this idea that he's 'The One' for her and that they'll live happily ever after."