Selena Gomez made her Cannes Film Festival debut last week, hitting the red carpet and ascending the iconic red steps at the opening ceremony for the world premiere of her latest film, zombie-apocalypse comedy The Dead Don't Die. She donned a white satin Louis Vuitton two-piece and eye-catching Bulgari diamond necklace, instantly topping best dressed lists, as she often does.
#SelenaGomez tonight in @louisvuitton & @bulgariofficial at the premiere of #TheDeadDontDie at Cannes Film Festivals
@hungvanngo using @marcjacobsbeauty pic.twitter.com/4HCzBb9bY1— Hung Vanngo (@hungvanngo) May 14, 2019
Amongst the many red-carpet snaps taken on the festival’s first soirée, the one that caught fans’ attention was a shot in which Selena’s The Dead Don’t Die co-star Bill Murray is whispering in her ear. The moment was instantly immortalised on the Internet, where the photo went viral and rumours spiralled - what’s going on between Selena Gomez and Bill Murray? What’s the nature of their relationship? And most importantly, what did precious words did he whisper in that moment?
The popstar could have done one of two things: quickly put an end to the speculation, or roll with it and play along. In typical cheeky Selena fashion, she chose the latter. Soon after the paparazzi pic caused a social media sensation, the popstar took to Instagram to post a photo from that night, penning a tongue-in-cheek caption:
"By the way, Bill Murray and I are getting married." The Internet went into overdrive at this point.
And what did Murray have to say about all this? When asked in a Vanity Fair interview what exactly he told Selena, he claimed not to remember, explaining, "I was trying to keep her at ease." But it’s clear that, all jokes aside, he has great respect for the 26-year-old singer-songwriter. The American comedian confessed in the same interview, "I really like [her]. She’s unusually bright. She’s kind and she’s natural. I’m always pleased to find some kind of pop icon who I really like."