w e’ve all been there: You’re doing some low-key internet stalking when you accidentally like a photo…or worse…follow the account. And it turns out even Hailey Baldwin can relate, because she recently followed a Selena Gomez fan account on Instagram, sending Beliebers into a tizzy over the momentary mishap.
If you’re wondering why this is a big deal, we’ve got you. Before getting engaged (and possibly married) to Baldwin, Justin Bieber famously dated Gomez on-and-off for years. The accidental follow made it pretty obvious that Baldwin keeps tabs on her beau’s ex. The model realized her mistake pretty quickly, and instead of just hoping it went unnoticed by her more than 15 million followers, she sent a private message to the fan account, and the owner then shared a photo of the exchange.
Baldwin tried to keep it light and breezy, simply writing, “hey followed u by accident so sorry!” and the fan account’s owner requested that commenters keep things civil, turning off comments on the posts and adding that Baldwin “seems nice and sweet.”
While you probably don’t ever have to worry about following your partner’s ex’s Instagram fan account anytime soon, it’s weirdly comforting to know that celebs make social media mistakes just like the rest of us. No worries, girl. Instagram is a minefield of epic proportions.