-By Soraya Joseph
Let’s be real- the middle has never been a desirable position. No one ever fought to sit in the middle seat, no one works hard for the mid-level title at their job, and middle child syndrome is real AF (cc: Malcolm in the Middle).
Which is what makes model Gigi Hadid’s position in Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s new romance a doozy. Recently photos of Gigi’s gal pal Selena and the “Starboy” singer kissing nearly broke the internet, as fans immediately ’shipped the singers off as the latest celebrity couple.
Only problem is, The Weeknd is fresh off a breakup from Gigi’s younger sister, Bella Hadid. And to make matters worse, Bella gave her unofficial sign of disapproval by immediately unfollowing Selena on Twitter the second news of her and The Weeknd hit the web. Yikes!
However, this isn’t the first love triangle involving a friend, a sister and a mister. Remember when Kim Kardashian was team #Chyga before team #Kyga? Back in 2014, Kim introduced former bestie Blac Chyna to the world on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The two did everything from shop together to take pole dancing classes. An engaged Chyna and Tyga were even guests at Kimye’s wedding. Fast forward a year later, and baby sister Kylie Jenner became Tyga’s new chick, a dilemma that Kim addressed on KUWTK.
Luckily for Kim, Chyna, Kylie and Tyga, they eventually were able to make up in time to become one big happy family.
As for Gigi, Bella and Selena? Well, Both Selena and Gigi are members of Taylor Swift’s tight knit girl squad, and have done everything from spend New Year’s in Dubai together, to sharing a Victoria’s Secret Runway. We’re sure choosing a side in this scenario is a pain but then again, pickin’ ain’t easy.
Here are five ways Gigi could handle this messy love triangle:
1. Tell Your Bestie to Beat It and Side with Your Sister
2. Be a Petty Betty to the Man Being a Messy Jesse
3. Show Both Girls that The Boy is Not Worth It
4. Mind Her Business, That’s All
5. Be the Peacemaker
Forgiveness is a hard door to get pass, but acceptance is a major key. And as they say, keys open doors. Gigi could always opt to be the peacemaker in this situation. Bella is her baby sister and she should lead by example by encouraging Bella to wish Selena well. After all, killing them with kindness is still killing ’em right?
Needless to say, dating within a small circle will always lead to a big mess. There are way too many fish in the sea to go fishing in a tank. Although Selena and The Weeknd are super fresh in their situationship, we hope if they do get serious, everyone can get along. After all, if Chyna can make up with her ex-bestfriend’s sibling turned future sister-in-law hooking up with her former fiancé, then there is hope for all. But our advice- avoid the headache all together.
Taylor Swift knows a thing or two about dating within friendship ring (hey Katy Perry!) Check out a timeline of Taylor’s past-baes.