I am all about strong female friendships, so it is great to see a steady example of one in the upper echelons of pop stardom. Plenty of friendships have blossomed and fizzled in the public eye, and given the nature of the PR machine, I can't help but turn into a bitter person because nothing is real! But one friendship that has survived the tests of celebrity is Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift's friendship, which is still going strong after seven years. Since breaking up with Justin Bieber, Gomez has surrounded herself with her girlfriends, and Swift is always one of the top ladies on the scene.
They have been seen together on red carpets, dancing at awards shows, (play) fighting in music videos, and even on each others' stages. People spoke to Gomez about the day she appeared at Swift's 1989 tour to perform her single, "Good For You," and had this to say about her friend:
I had never seen the show. It was incredible. Obviously I've seen every tour she's done, but this one was insane... I'm super stoked for her. We're in such different places in our lives, and we've been so consistent and we've stayed together... it's very rare to have that [kind of friendship]. I'm just so thankful for her.
In that vein, I thought I'd gather seven more of the sweetest words the two BFFs have had for each other, because they have never been shy about sharing how much love they've got.
When Swift Gave The Best Love Advice
Every single problem I ever have is healable by Taylor Swift! If I ever I have an issue, Taylor has gone through it, because she's older than me, and she gives the most thought-out answers. And what I love about Taylor is that she does believe in the whole love story and Prince Charming and soul mates. Because of her, I haven't lost faith. We literally talk every day.
When Gomez Wrote This Cute Caption
After the Met Ball in 2014, the girls were in the midst of feud rumors and Gomez shared a video on Instagram that showed her and Swift dancing around at the Ball, with the caption, "And during.. sometimes you wanna just be you with someone who knows all your secrets."
When Their Friendship Stood The Test of Time
In 2014, Swift shared with E! News ,
It's been the longest one I think either of us had really... When your life changes and you become thrust into this really strange whirlwind where what your life is is different from what other people think your life is. And your life is commented on and your life is written about and fictionalized and all that. Both of us have kind of stuck it out and hung in there through all the different changes we've gone through.
When Swift Posted This Birthday Wish
When Swift Was Like A Big Sister
Gomez told InStyle in 2013, “[Taylor is] like a sister to me. We dated the Jonas Brothers at the same time and ended up becoming best friends. She’s the one I call when I’m having any sort of sadness. She’s very nurturing and protective.”
When They Were Proud Of Each Other
Swift also shared with InStyle,
I’ve known Selena through some of the most important years of both of our lives... I’ve seen her grow up gracefully and gradually in spite of all the pressure on her. Selena has learned to make and follow her own rules, when to take a chance on projects that are out of her comfort zone, and when to walk away when something isn’t right. She’s living life on her terms.
When Their Friendship Was An Inspiration
Gomez told Huffington Post, "Taylor always inspires me, not just with music — she just inspires me as a person. She's really, really sweet and just reflects beauty inside and out. If I'm going through anything Taylor can pull me out of it in five seconds."
Alright, maybe I was a little skeptical of Swift and her gaggle of "best friends" for a while there, but what she's got with Gomez certainly seems like the real deal.