I forgot that there was a time when Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez weren't best friends. I feel like they have always been dancing in award show audiences and posting Instagrams photos about each other. But yes, the pre-BFF era does exist. There was a time when Telena was not a singular unit. So, how did Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez meet? They actually have their ex-boyfriends to thank for their best friendship.
Of course, this begs the question: which famous exes can we credit for their pairing? Don't rack your brains too hard about which Hollywood heartthrobs run in the same circles. It's actually much more simple than that. The two met back stage at a Jonas Brothers concert.
If you're having some trouble connecting the dots, Gomez and Swift both dated Jonas brothers at the same time. Selena Gomez dated Nick Jonas and Taylor Swift was with Joe Jonas for a minute. Those relationships were such a long time ago and, to be honest, I forgot all about this happening even though it was such a big deal back in the day.
So, what does Gomez have to say about meeting Swift during the golden era of Disney? She told the Herald Sun,
Taylor and I dated Jonas brothers together. We met when she was 18. I was 15 or 16. She was so great to me. Then we became best friends. She would fly out to see me when I was going through something really hard. We'd eat a lot of fattening food and vent.
This not the first time Gomez talked about snacks bringing the two of them together. Gomez once told Ellen DeGeneres, "So Taylor hosts this thing at her house, where all of our single friends, which is most of us, get together and get really bad junk food and she cooks some sort of cake and we play with [her cat]." How do I get an invite to one of these gatherings?
Gomez also added, "I learnt a lot from her. She's an amazing musician. Everything I go through or say is filtered through her eyes and vision." That sounds like a little much with the "filtered through her eyes" thing, but I totally understand the roots of their friendship. I have a lot of good friends who I met by dating boys that neither of us speak to now. It happens. Everything has a silver lining and that includes dismal relationships. Neither of the girls are on the path to becoming Mrs. Jonas, but it seems like they got a lifelong relationship out of their teenage connection.
Gomez isn't the only one yapping about their friendship. Swift greatly values their connection and once said, “Both of us have kind of stuck it out and hung in there through all the different changes we’ve gone through.”
It may seem like Swift is "best friends" with everyone but there's something different about her friendship with Gomez. This is one of the most long-lasting friendships that she has ever had. Swift explained, "It’s been the longest one I think either of us have had really. Longevity is something you really can find very precious and rare in friendships.”
At first Swift and Gomez were brought together by that Jonas Brothers, but time has proven that they have been able to grow up and grow closer. It seems like Telena will last forever. Unlike this pair: