Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato first met as child actors, becoming not only costars but best friends on the kids鈥 show Barney & Friends. They鈥檝e grown apart since then, though, and while they still occasionally send social media support to each other, they haven鈥檛 spent much time together IRL. That changed on Monday, October 23, when they reunited and were photographed together for the first time in YEARS.

Appearing at the third annual InStyle Awards at the Getty Center in LA on Monday, Gomez and Lovato were all smiles as they posed side-by-side, arms around each other.

It was a reunion a long time in the making. The two young stars have had their ups and downs since starring in Disney鈥檚 Princess Protection Program together, both individually and in their friendship. But despite 鈥 or more likely, because of 鈥 their history together, they still have each other鈥檚 backs.

Over the summer, Lovato sent some Twitter love to Gomez and her song 鈥淔etish.鈥 And recently, Gomez reached out on Instagram to praise Lovato following the release of her candid new documentary, Simply Complicated.

鈥淭his was beautiful. I鈥檓 so happy for you,鈥 Gomez commented on her longtime pal鈥檚 page. 鈥淵ou always continue to [be] bold and real. I wish more people were like you. Love you.鈥

Naturally, fans of the duo were BEYOND excited to see them together again, and many shared their joy with the world.

鈥淲HO IS READY FOR PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM 2,鈥 one excited fan tweeted. And while it鈥檚 not likely to happen, we can鈥檛 say we hate the idea. Demi and Selena forever!

What do you think of Selena and Demi鈥檚 reunion? Let us know @BritandCo!

(Photo via Donato Sardella/Getty Images for InStyle)