‘It was kinda hard to go out tonight’: Selena Gomez overcomes sadness at tragic death of her make-up artist friend with the help of Michelle Williams at InStyle Awards….

Selena Gomez put on a brave face at the InStyle Awards on Monday, but later admitted it had been ‘hard to go out’.

The 23-year-old lost her friend and make-up artist Jake Bailey three days ago, after he was found slumped over the wheel of his SUV in an apparent suicide.

Selena is yet to comment publicly on the tragic death, but hinted at her sorrow on Instagram after the event, writing: ‘It was kinda hard to go out tonight but I would do anything for @kystyle -she deserves the award of the night at #InStyleAwards she makes us ladies feel beautiful always x.’

Brave face: Selena Gomez looked stunning at the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, later admitting that she was having a hard time following the death of her friend Jake Bailey

Brave face: Selena Gomez looked stunning at the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, later admitting that she was having a hard time following the death of her friend Jake Bailey

Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Bailey was found dead at 8.25am on Friday and appeared to have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning in an apparent suicide.

The 37-year-old worked with many stars, including Katy Perry, and the pop star was one of several celebrities who paid tribute to him on social media.

Selena however chose to grieve in silence after hearing the devastating news.

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A difficult evening: Selena appeared to be referring to the loss of her friend when she wrote on Instagram that it was 'kinda hard to go out'

A difficult evening: Selena appeared to be referring to the loss of her friend when she wrote on Instagram that it was ‘kinda hard to go out’

Famous friends: The singer planted a kiss on Michelle Williams' cheek as they posed together

In mourning: The star's make-up artist Jake Bailey was found dead last week in an apparent suicide

Although Monday had clearly been a difficult evening for the singer, she managed to be cheerful on the red carpet as she posed with pal Michelle Williams.

Selena was dressed to impress, leaving her flat, toned stomach on show in a black mesh top with short sleeves and tasselled trim, also revealing her matching bra underneath.

The starlet paired the daring top with a white puffball mini-skirt (both by Louis Vuitton), highlighting her long and slender legs.

BFFs: Selena also got a comforting hug from her actress pal as they revealed their coordinated outfits

Edgy: Michelle was sporting a striking black leather dress with silver detailing, along with matching boots

Leaving little to the imagination: Selena's top showcased her flat stomach and her black bra

Leaving little to the imagination: Selena’s mesh top showcased her flat stomach and her black bra

Selena also sported black open-back ankle boots with high heels, and wore her long dark locks in a sultry bedhead style.

The Good For You hit-maker finished off her head-turning look with smoky eye make-up, rosy cheeks and pale pink lips.

Selena, who took the stage during the star-studded evening, posed with actress pal Michelle and planted a kiss on her cheek.

Selena Gomez performs Good For You in sexy cut-out jumpsuit
Leggy lady: The 23-year-old also sported a white puffball mini-skirt, leaving her legs on display

Leggy lady: The 23-year-old also sported a white puffball mini-skirt, leaving her legs on display

Getting a boost: Selena also added several inches to her frame with black open-backed ankle boots

Getting a boost: Selena also added several inches to her frame with black open-backed ankle boots

The 35-year-old was clad in a striking black leather dress with silver detailing, along with matching boots.

Selena also shared a cuddle on the red carpet with Fifty Shades Of Grey actress Dakota Johnson.

The 26-year-old picked a slick black pantsuit which left a hint of her lacy bra on show.

Finishing touches: The former Disney star picked sexy bedhead hair and smoky eyes, along with pink lipstick

Finishing touches: The former Disney star picked sexy bedhead hair and smoky eyes, along with pink lipstick

Who knew they were friends?: Selena also cuddled up to Dakota Johnson, who wore a black pantsuit

Close knit: The two celebrities showed their love for stylist Kate Young on the red carpet

Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson were among the other famous names on the guest list.

Selena is currently promoting her new album Revival, which was released on October 9.

She has also been drumming up publicity for her latest single Same Old Love – rumoured to be about her ex Justin Bieber.

The former Disney star is set to perform at the American Music Awards next month, and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show shortly after that.

Fashionista: Selena also cuddled up to fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, who designed her outfit

Taking the stage: Selena addressed the crowd during the star-studded event

Eloquent: The audience listened intently as the star honoured stylist Kate Young

Eloquent: The audience listened intently as the star honoured stylist Kate Young

Selena recently revealed that she underwent chemotherapy for lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs.

‘That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke,’ Selena told Billboard of her time spent out of the spotlight after cancelling the Australian and Asian leg of her tour in December 2013.

‘I wanted so badly to say, “You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re a**holes”,’ she added. ‘I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.’

Fancy seeing you here!: Selena posed for a sweet photo with Kate Hudson

Fancy seeing you here!: Selena posed for a sweet photo with Kate Hudson

What a good looking bunch: Selena was spotted chatting to Miranda Kerr - who was previously linked to her ex Justin Bieber - as well as Olivia Culpo and Alessandra Ambrosio

Dinner time: The beauty was seated next to Dakota for the meal                            Dinner time: The beauty was seated next to Dakota for the meal.
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