Hailey Bieber Hit the Vanity Fair Red Carpet Solo Amid Selena Gomez Feud Rumors

Hailey Bieber finally made her first public outing since the resurgence of her alleged feud with Selena Gomez last month. The skin care mogul showed up to Vanity Fair's Oscars after-party Sunday night in a black custom Saint Laurent gown that epitomized understated elegance. But the most notable thing about Mrs. Bieber's red-carpet appearance was the mysterious absence of her husband, Justin Bieber—that is, until he was later spotted sneaking into the bash wearing a colorful crochet blanket.

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According to Page Six, Justin met Hailey inside the event after coming in through a back entrance. “Justin did not look well,” a source recalled of the pop star's demeanor. “He was hunched over and wearing a blanket.” Another source added that Justin seemed “tormented” and “weird.” In Vanity Fair's coverage of the soiree, writer Nate Freeman noted that “Justin Bieber arrived…wearing what appeared to be a quilted blanket on his back and immediately went up to Clippers star Russell Westbrook, who was clad in head-to-toe Thom Browne.”

Hours before the star-studded celebration, Justin took to Instagram to share a sweet, supportive tribute to his wife of four years. “LUV U BABY,” he captioned a pair of photos, in which he and Hailey are pictured snuggled up on a boat.

Speculation about lingering tension between Hailey Bieber and Gomez reached a fever pitch last month following a series of enigmatic social media exchanges involving the women and their respective fan bases. The rumors stem from a longstanding fan theory that Bieber and Gomez despise each other because they both dated Justin on and off before he ultimately married Hailey in 2018. Despite their best attempts to shut down the rumors, the rivalry narrative has continued to pick up speed over the years.

Originally Appeared on Glamour