There couldn’t be more adorableness in this clip with Selena Gomez and Ellen DeGeneres if there were a dozen white, fluffy puppies making soft snoring noises on the floor in front of them.
It all starts with Ellen showing a clip from Gomez’s last appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the pop tart diffused rumors that she was dating Justin Bieber by saying, “He’s little. He’s like my little brother.” Cut to present and a joking accusatory glance from DeGeneres. That’s about where we start building to Defcon 1 on the cuteness scale.
The rest you’ll have to watch yourself, but easily the best part is when Ellen gives a completely straight-faced, mid-interrogation recap of the situation for the giggle-ridden Gomez. “Now, y’all went to the Vanity Fair party and made me a fool.”
What I love most about this clip is that it’s the perfect example of why I adore Ellen as an interviewer — she asks the uncomfortably questions and manages to make everyone laugh in the process. Admittedly, I also never realized that Gomez seems like a sweet girl, too, but in that case, I credit youth. Sigh. I vaguely recall the days when bitterness was an aftertaste and not an existence.