Kylie Jenner blocked Selena Gomez from speaking to Timothee Chalamet at the Golden Globes because the reality star is ‘heavily protective’ of her romance with the Wonka star, and fears other women want to break them up, according to insiders.
The awkward moment became public knowledge when Only Murders In The Building actress Selena, 31, went viral over her alleged debrief with friends Taylor Swift and Keleigh Sperry about the interaction – which was caught on camera during Sunday night’s ceremony.
A lip reader confirmed to DailyMail.com that the actress was, in fact, telling her friends about an awkward interaction with the couple – which saw Selena’s request to take a photo denied.
‘Kylie doesn’t feel threatened by her, but she is heavily protective over her relationship with Timothee,’ a source told DailyMail.com exclusively.
Kylie Jenner ‘s ‘protective’ nature with boyfriend Timothee Chalamet led to her shutting down Selena Gomez ‘s attempt to approach the actor at the Golden Globes, according to sources
Footage of Selena recalling the moment to a shocked Taylor Swift and Keleigh Teller during the ceremony went viral, with a lip reader confirming that she had discussed the snub
‘She loves him and isn’t going to let him go. She knows that women would love to break up what they have.’
The insider also confirmed that Selena simply wished to congratulate her former co-star, 28, on his nomination for Wonka when she approached the couple.
‘Selena went up to him to simply congratulate him on his nominations and tell him how much she loved his latest film,’ the insider explained. ‘She is genuinely proud of how far he’s come.’
Indeed, Selena has been able witness to Timothee’s meteoric rise in recent years after the duo starred together in 2020 flick, A Rainy Day in New York.
While filming the production in 2017, the pair sparked romance rumors as fans went wild over images of them locking lips in NYC.
It was eventually revealed that the kiss was for the movie, in which they played lovebirds.
The pair hung out publicly while filming and even took part in Instagram Lives – including one in which they encouraged their followers to vote during the 2020 presidential election.
Selena has since attempted to shut down speculation, claiming she was in fact gossiping about ‘two friends that hooked up.’
‘Noooooo I told Taylor about two of my friends who hooked up. Not that that’s anyone business.’ she wrote on social media.
On Monday night, Timothee also attempted to downplay any rumors of a feud as he insisted to TMZ that Kylie and Selena are ‘cool’ and that his girlfriend had not snubbed his former costar.
The insider claimed Selena simply wanted to congratulate her former costar when she approached the couple
The source stated that Kylie fears other women ‘would love to break up’ what she has with the Wonka star
Timothee and Kylie stayed close throughout the ceremony, with the reality star maintaining physical contact with her partner while they spoke to other guests
The smitten duo were caught whispering sweet nothings to each other before they enjoyed a kiss in front of the cameras
The actor, who was nominated in the Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for the movie at the annual ceremony on Sunday, flew solo on the red carpet before being united with his girlfriend inside.
An onlooker told DailyMail.com: ‘They were at their table staring at one another. They didn’t talk to anyone during the commercial break, they were just kissing… it looked like puppy dog love, like high school.’
The pair have been dating since early 2023 and have ramped up their public appearances together in recent months.
In February, Kylie was forced to clear the air and respond to a TikTok video in which she was accused of mocking Selena’s eyebrows.
The Kylie Cosmetics mogul denied being shady towards the actress and went as far as to shoot down any talk of a feud between them.
In a comment underneath a TikTok clip by @devotedly.yours, the mother of two wrote: ‘This is reaching. no shade towards selena ever and i didn’t see her eyebrow posts!’
Selena has been able witness to Timothee’s meteoric rise up close in recent years after the duo starred together in 2020 flick, A Rainy Day in New York
During production in 2017, the pair sparked romance rumors as fans went wild over images of the pair locking lips o set in NYC
The pair went on to show that they had formed a close bond while filming by taking part in Instagram Live conversations
She went on to add: ‘u guys are making something out of nothing.’
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians alum ended the comment by declaring: ‘This is silly.’
Meanwhile, a feud between the pair was first rumored to have kicked off in 2014 when Selena was alleged to have had a falling out with Kylie and Kendall Jenner while they all partied together at Coachella.
The former Disney star was reported to have ‘had issues’ with the fact Kylie seemed to be ‘flirting’ with Selena’s on-and-off boyfriend Justin Bieber.
Justin has since married Kylie’s good friend, Hailey Baldwin.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Selena and Kylie for comment.