Ariana Grande has officially become Instagram's most followed woman, which means the singer also dethroned fellow child star Selena Gomez from the position. Ariana has been known to use her social media channels a lot, and especially to communicate directly with her fans and followers. With all the personal drama that the God Is A Woman singer had to face last year, it is not surprising that a lot of people wants to follow Ariana so that they can keep up with what is going on in her life. She also released the highly anticipated album Thank U, Next earlier this month, which gained her thirteen million new followers in four months.
Selena Gomez, who was the most followed Instagram user both male and female up until October last year, has now been pushed down once again. While the Can't Keep My Hands To Myself singer also has had her fair share of drama and health issues, which lead to her being hospitalized and eventually seeking treatment at a psychiatric facility. Selena has also checked herself into rehab for mental health issues, and she has said that Instagram used to make her feel bad, so perhaps the Disney alum is not too upset about Ariana Grande taking over the role of the most followed woman on Instagram.
As reported by E! News, Ariana has 146,286,173 followers, and Selena is just behind her with 146,267,801 followers, but both these talented women are pretty far from the person with the most followers on Instagram, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese soccer player, who surpassed Selena last fall, has around 155 million followers, which is honestly a mind-blowing figure.
Apart from Instagram, Ariana is also a frequent user of Twitter, where the No More Tears Left To Cry singer has 61 million followers, and she shares a lot about what is going on in her life on both platforms. Selena, on the other hand, has apparently deleted Instagram from her phone and took a four-month break, with the last upload being a reminder to her followers that negative comments hurt.
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Mood lol (I was looking at myself in the mirror -like an idiot!) Update: taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.
It sounds as if Selena could care less about Instagram followers and she is probably happy for Ariana now being Instagram's most followed woman. Watch out, Cristiano!