When Selena Gomez sauntered onstage for her inaugural MTV Movie Awards performance Sunday night, it was with the confident, sexy presence of a young woman. And while her first live performance of “Come & Get It” proved her Disney days are over, an introduction backstage shortly after had the 20-year-old giddy with girlish glee.
Fresh off the Movie Awards stage, Gomez was in her dressing room when she heard seven words that had the 14-year-old inside shaking with nerves. “Brad Pitt would like to come in.”
When the singer stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday (April 16), she told DeGeneres she was careful to “play cool” in the presence of Mr. Pitt. But as soon as he left, she “hid under the craft service table for like, two minutes.” “I couldn’t believe it was happening,” the “Spring Breakers” star explained to the talk-show host.
“He was like, ‘Can I have a picture with you?’ I was like, ‘Can I have a picture with you?’” she said, still star-struck from the introduction. “He’s so pretty.”
From there, Ellen inevitably and warily steered toward ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. The two A-listers called it quits back in November after more than a year together. “I know you want to talk about you and Bieber not being together anymore. It’s important to you so…. Go ahead,” DeGeneres said, hopefully turning to a now-reticent Gomez.
After her sheepish laugh communicated a loud and charming “no comment,” DeGeneres wanted to at least know that the star is OK.
“I met Brad Pitt,” she said, confidently avoiding the topic on everyone’s minds. “I’m great.”