As we usher in a new year brimming with new trends and cultural “mood swings,” there’s one show we can count on: the ultra-chic holiday celebs we sourly ogle on Instagram.
Kicking off 2023, global pop star Selena Gomez partyed with new “throuple” (her words, not ours) Nicola Peltz Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham on a luxury yacht in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Despite striking up a friendship recently, the first time the three hung out was at Gomez’s slumber party launch for her documentary, My Mind and Me, last November, they’re quickly becoming three-way best friends. . Case in point: That same month, they celebrated Thanksgiving together and were later spotted visiting Nobu’s Los Angeles outpost in December.
Of course, welcoming in the New Year is the ultimate display of closeness, and if their PDA-powered photo dumps are anything to go by, they’re practically inseparable.
“I love you so much,” Peltz Beckham captioned a photo of her and Gomez applying lip gloss in matching white bikinis aboard the yacht. Her husband could be seen in her comments, replying, “I love you guys xx.”
Below we detail the star-studded four-day vacation, which was a triumph of glittering designer dresses, crystal-clear plunges into the Pacific Ocean…and Jenga.
the guest list
The trio was joined by Gomez’s best friend, author and podcast host, Raquelle Stevens, and her younger brother, Caleb P Stevens, a recent UC Berkeley graduate.
In 2018, Gomez was caught up in dating rumors with Caleb after they were spotted hanging out in New York and at Fleischmann’s. “They are absolutely just friends,” a source close to Gomez told People at the time. “They’re not dating.”
To further quell the rumors, Stevens invited his girlfriend, Lex Cortez, who was posting photos to his Stories for his envious 1,300 followers.
Also in attendance was photographer Hunter Moreno, who is a mainstay of the Los Angeles social media influencer scene, having worked with the likes of Bella Thorne, Logan Paul and Tana Mongeau, and her partner, Vanessa Tara.
The group uploaded photos of themselves swimming in the sea and having fun on the beach, proving that the newlyweds and Gomez have already merged their circles of friendship.
Thanks to the A-listers who grace our feeds with countless photo dumps, we got a glimpse of their Mexican Christmas agenda. Arriving on December 28, the group spent their brief stay in Mexico dancing on a private yacht overlooking the crystal-clear Pacific Ocean, playing with noodle sticks, going head-to-head in Jenga games, applying makeup with makeup artists Alysa Tan at her shared vanity and eating prawn cocktails.
For the big night, the famous flock hit the beach, where photographer Moreno captured them playing with sparklers, laughing heartily, and took a pretty intimate video of the two newlyweds kissing passionately.
No VIP vacation would be complete without headline-generating outfits. New BFFs Gomez and Peltz Beckham showed off their bond through a slew of matching looks, from all-white outfits while dancing on the yacht deck, to their special New Year’s Eve outfit, where the two rocked identical sparkly silver gowns from Backless Valentine.
Posting on her social media, Gomez wrote under a photo of the twinned couple in their tight dresses: “Thanks to @maisonvalentino for me and my angel dresses! I felt like a fairy!”
While Peltz Beckham wrote: “Happy New Year ðŸ¥‚ðŸ¤ thank you @maisonvalentino @yigit @pppiccioli for our matching dream dresses.”
In two other images shared by Peltz Beckham, it was revealed that the women had their names embroidered on their respective Valentino dresses along with the year “2023.” Both stars have a deep history with the brand, with Peltz Beckham famously donning a custom wedding dress during her widely publicized wedding to Brooklyn Beckham last April, and Gomez regularly seen in the luxury Italian fashion house’s designs.
The two took their matching holiday looks a step further by getting tattooed together. Gomez posted a photo of the two with the word “angel” tattooed on their forearms. While some might think this is a drastic measure for a two-month friendship, it’s actually a tried-and-tested bonding ritual for the former Wizards of Waverly Place star.
In addition to her “angel” tattoo, Gomez also has matching “4” tattoos with vacation partner Stevens, as well as matching rose tattoos with model/actress Cara Delevingne (“Cara calls me Rosebud, so it’s a nickname,” she explained of the ink designs during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan last January).
In addition, she also has estranged friends, singer Julia Michaels and Francia Raisa, the latter of whom Gomez fell out with publicly in October after saying Taylor Swift was her “only friend in the industry” despite Raisa, her friend since a long time ago, he donated it. kidney to Gomez in 2017.
The two definitely seem to be enjoying each other’s company. Watch this space for riotous dining and envy-inducing summer vacation plans.