The Incredible Bond Between Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift: A Timeline of Their Unforgettable Friendship

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift have been friends for over a decade.

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift have been the best of friends for more than a decade, and we can’t help but reminisce about their sweet moments together. From their initial meeting to the kind words they’ve expressed about each other, their bond is truly special. Last year, Taylor even stood by Selena’s side to celebrate her 30th birthday! To shed some light on their friendship timeline, let’s take a look at when they first met and the duration of their friendship. Also, don’t miss out on the heartwarming times Beyoncé and Taylor Swift showed each other love and support. And while we’re at it, let’s not forget which albums Taylor is re-recording!

Selena Gomez affectionately refers to Taylor Swift as her ‘big sister’. Their friendship dates back to 2008 when they were both dating members of the Jonas Brothers – Selena was with Nick from 2008 to 2010, while Taylor briefly dated Joe in 2008. Despite their romantic relationships not lasting, their bond as best friends flourished and remains strong to this day.

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift at the 2011 People's Choice Awards

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift have a strong friendship that dates back to at least 2009. Selena has previously shared with Seventeen that she talks to Taylor every day and loves how open she is. Selena even turns to Taylor for love advice, saying that every problem she has is healable by Taylor because she’s older and gives the most thoughtful answers. Selena believes in love stories and soul mates because of Taylor. They have sent each other girl-empowering music playlists during difficult times. In 2011, Selena joined Taylor on stage during her ‘Speak Now’ tour to perform “Who Says.” The two also reunited at the Met Gala in 2014, where Selena posted an adorable video of them dancing around. Their friendship is goals!

In 2014, Taylor Swift spoke about her close relationship with Selena Gomez in an interview with E! Online after the Met Gala. Taylor described their friendship as the longest one either of them had ever had and cherished its longevity. She explained how both of them have been through various changes in their lives and have supported each other throughout. Later that year, Selena appeared in Taylor’s music video for “Bad Blood,” which featured a star-studded cast of Taylor’s friends, including models Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne, who were also part of the “girl squad.”

During her 2015 ‘1989’ Tour, Taylor Swift pleasantly surprised her fans by inviting her BFF Selena Gomez on stage to perform her hit single ‘Good for You’ together. The crowd went wild witnessing the two talented artists share the stage for the very first time.

During the May 2018 ‘Reputation’ Tour, Selena and Taylor teamed up for a performance of Selena’s hit song ‘Hands To Myself’. Following their duet, Selena gave a heartfelt speech expressing her gratitude towards Taylor, acknowledging her as one of her best friends who has never judged her, always supported her, and encouraged her even during difficult times. Selena credited Taylor and her family for changing her life and making her a stronger person. In an Instagram post after the show, Taylor reciprocated the love, praising Selena for her amazing performance and calling her a true friend who has always been there for her.

Selena Gomez expressed her gratitude towards her best friend Taylor Swift for always being there for her. In December 2018, after taking a break from the spotlight due to her health issues, Selena made a public appearance during a ski trip with her friends. In one of the pictures posted by her friend, Selena was seen wearing a hoodie from Taylor’s ‘Reputation’ tour, where she had performed earlier. This sweet gesture by Selena left her fans in awe and admiration for their friendship.

In September 2019, Selena expressed her admiration for Taylor’s latest album ‘Lover’ through a post on Instagram where she shared a snapshot of herself listening to it. She praised her friend’s music and said, “You’re just… unreal dude @taylorswift.” Following this, Taylor responded with affection, saying, “I LOVE YOU SELENA,” accompanied by a GIF featuring a cat blowing a kiss.

Selena Gomez praised her BFF Taylor Swift

Selena Gomez received compliments from her close friend Taylor Swift after releasing some new tracks in October 2019. These tracks were about her recent breakup with long-time boyfriend Justin Bieber, and Taylor took to Instagram to express her admiration for Selena’s music. She particularly praised “Lose You To Love Me” as a “perfect expression of healing,” and called it her absolute favorite song that Selena has released so far. The post ended with a sweet message, saying “I love you @selenagomez.”

Taylor Swift shared the love for Selena Gomez's new track

In October 2019, Selena Gomez referred to Taylor Swift as her loyal friend by calling her ‘ride or die’. Recently, Selena posted a picture on her Instagram account in which she praised Kim Kardashian’s shape wear line SKIMS. However, she quickly deleted the post from her story, which made fans think that she did so because of her BFF’s long-standing feud with Kimye. Instead, she shared a picture with Taylor and wrote a heartfelt message about their friendship, expressing her gratitude for Taylor’s unwavering support and guidance in life.

Selena Gomez called Taylor Swift her 'ride or die'

Selena Gomez recently expressed her gratitude towards her best friend Taylor Swift, referring to her as her ‘ride or die’. This came after reports from US Weekly revealed that Swift was proud of Gomez for throwing shade at Justin Bieber in her latest tracks. It’s no surprise considering the tumultuous history between the Cats actress and Biebs. Gomez also referred to her friendship with Swift as a ‘sisterhood’ in January 2020.

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift's friendship is like 'sisterhood'

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift share a strong bond that can be compared to sisterhood, according to an interview with WSJ magazine. Swift revealed that she recognized their instant connection and felt an immediate sense of loyalty towards Gomez. She stated that she would always have Gomez’s back and finds it difficult to forgive those who hurt her. Meanwhile, Gomez expressed gratitude towards Swift for teaching her valuable lessons about how to be treated at a young age. After a year of quarantine, Gomez shared a throwback photo of herself and Swift on Instagram, stating how much she misses her best friend. Despite their separation, Gomez acknowledged Swift as one of her biggest fashion inspirations.

In a recently released video by Vogue, Selena Gomez reminisced over some of her most memorable outfits from 2007 until now. During the video, Selena expressed how her best friend Taylor Swift was a significant source of inspiration for her fashion choices throughout the years. She also shared a funny story about a disagreement with her stepdad over her ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ outfit, which she claimed was her first attempt at high fashion. Despite her past fashion choices, Selena made it clear that she would not be wearing the same outfit again.

Taylor Swift helped Selena Gomez celebrate her 30th in style

Selena Gomez had a blast celebrating her 30th birthday with her BFF, Taylor Swift. The two pop stars showed off their unwavering support for each other as they spent the evening together, taking cute photos and sharing plenty of laughs. Taylor even brought Selena a gift to open! Selena shared some sweet snaps of their celebration on Instagram, captioning them “30, nerdy and worthy.” These two are #friendshipgoals for sure! Who knows what other fun adventures they’ll get up to in the future?

To enjoy some rest and relaxation from her busy Eras Tour, Taylor decided to spend Fourth of July with her group of friends, including Selena. The squad included the talented HAIM sisters – Este, Danielle, and Alana – as well as other pals. The group enjoyed the beachside celebration, taking pictures of themselves partying, hugging, and savoring ice cream. Taylor shared some of these snapshots on her social media account, captioning the post with, “Happy belated Independence Day from your local neighborhood independent girlies.” She ended the post by announcing her upcoming concert in Kansas City.

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