After holding the crown for 2 years, Selena Gomez’ Instagram reing has come to an end. As of Monday, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the most followed person on Instagram.
Though both accounts amass an astonishing 144 million followers, the Juventus superstar is leading by just 33,863 followers at the time of writing.
Cristiano’s latest record on social media is a sure sign that, with fans at least, his popularity doesn’t seem to be fading despite a rape allegation. The case accusing the athlete of attacking a woman in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 was reopened by US police earlier this month.
The news that Cristiano Ronaldo is now the most followed person on Instagram come shortly after the singer announced that she is taking a break from social media.
“Update: taking a social media break. Again,” she captioned her last post on the photo sharing app. “As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media give 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.”
Selena’s farewell post has over 8 million double taps.
So sure, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the most followed person on Instagram. But Selena Gomez will forever be the Gram’s undisputed queen. Could she overtake Cristiano in the coming days? When you’re ready come and [re] get it, Selena!