Selena Gomez says her only friend in showbiz is Taylor Swift

Gabriella Ferlita

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Selena Gomez says her only friend in showbiz is Taylor Swift

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Selena Gomez has admitted that her only real friend in showbiz is Taylor Swift.

Die-hard Selena and Taylor fans - or rather those in the ‘Taylena’ fan club, as they’ve adorably dubbed themselves - will know what I’m talking about when I say these two superstars have been friends for a lifetime.

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For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, let me fill you in on their history real quick.

Circa 2008, both Selena and Taylor were in relationships with the Jonas Brothers at the same time.

And no, they didn’t date the same brother. Selena was with Nick Jonas between 2008-2010, while the 'Anti-Hero' hitmaker had a fling with Joe Jonas in 2008. What a throwback, right?

Selena Gomez has admitted that her only real friend in showbiz is Taylor Swift. Credit: UPI / Alamy Stock Photo
Selena Gomez has admitted that her only real friend in showbiz is Taylor Swift. Credit: UPI / Alamy Stock Photo

While neither of their romantic relationships lasted, their friendship certainly went the distance - leading to various appearances together at award shows, performing on each others’ tours and mentions in interviews for a whopping 14 years (and counting!).

Now, the Only Murders In The Building star has opened up about her friendships in the limelight, including how Swift has been a rock for her during her periods of ‘distress’.

“I never fit in with a cool group of girls that were celebrities. My only friend in the industry really is Taylor [Swift], so I remember feeling like I didn’t belong,” Gomez told Rolling Stone.

Their friendship began circa 2008. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo
Their friendship began circa 2008. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Gomez recalled struggling to make meaningful connections with others in the public eye while fame was taking such a toll on her mental health.

She said to the publication: “I felt the presence of everyone around me living full lives. I had this position, and I was really happy, but … was I? Do these materialistic things make me happy?

“I just didn’t like who I was, because I didn’t know who I was,” she bravely admitted.

‘Taylena’ fans will also recall that Gomez was one of the members of Swift’s self-professed girl gang, which included the likes of Victoria’s Secret models Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt, as well as fellow singers Lorde and Ellie Goulding.

Gomez was once a part of Swift's girl-gang. Credit: dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo
Gomez was once a part of Swift's girl-gang. Credit: dpa picture alliance/Alamy Stock Photo

Some of Swift’s ‘squad’ members appeared in her music video for 'Bad Blood' from her fourth studio album Red, including Gomez who played the antagonist ‘Arsyn’, who threw Swift’s protagonist ‘Catastrophe’ from the top of a building after stealing a briefcase from her.

If I do say so myself, the music video is just as epic as their friendship, to be honest.

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Topics: Celebrity, Music, News, Taylor Swift

Gabriella Ferlita
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