Selena Gomez Reveals That She & Demi Lovato Had a Crush on Barney the Dinosaur!

February 16, 2018

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Yes. That headline is correct. Selena Gomez revealed she had a crush on Barney back when she had a role on the show Barney & Friends in the early 2000s.

Gomez played the role of Gianna, one of the children in the show’s cast for two seasons. She told a British radio station (BBC 1) this week that she actually had despite being a child she had a crush on the actor inside the Barney costume.

In fact, Selena isn’t in the only celebrity who was crushing on man wearing the purple dinosaur costume. Selena told the British media outlet that Demi Lovato had the same crush when she was 8 years old. Lovato also starred as one of the "Barney kids" that same season.

Selena explained that the costume weighs 50 pounds, so the actor portraying Barney was quite fit with his muscles and sweating.

Several actors played the character of Barney throughout the show’s run, of course, but Selena says the Barney that she worked with was “pretty great.”

Here's a trip down memory lane! Watch Selena and Demi swim with Barney in this clip from the show:

Hmm. Do you think that her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, is jealous to hear this news?