How Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift Became Best Friends

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Having been best friends for over 10 years, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift first met in 2008 when Swift briefly dated Joe Jonas while Gomez had a fling with his younger brother, Nick.

Taylor Swift and Selena, pictured at the premiere of "Another Cinderella Story" on September 14, 2008, first met in 2008 when they were dating Joe and Nick JonasTaylor Swift and Selena, pictured at the premiere of “Another Cinderella Story” on September 14, 2008, first met in 2008 when they were dating Joe and Nick Jonas

Selena opened up about how she and Swift met in a 2017 interview with KIIS FM UK.

“We actually dated the Jonas Brothers together! It was hysterical,” Gomez told the hosts about dating the musician brothers.

“It was amazing because she was the girl with the big curly hair and all the bracelets and the cowboy boots. And I was definitely up-and-coming, and we just clicked,” she added. “It was the best thing we got out of those relationships.”

Gomez described their close relationship in a January 2020 interview with the Wall Street Journal. “She taught me a lot about how I should be treated at a young age.”

Selena made clear that the pair “don’t necessarily feel the need to post about everything” they do together, and for that reason, some parts of their friendship with rightfully remain out of the spotlight.

“She has showed up for me in ways that I would have never expected,” Selena said of her loyal friend Taylor.

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez go bowling at Pinz Bowling in Studio CityTaylor Swift and Selena Gomez go bowling at Pinz Bowling in Studio City, Los Angeles, on March 23, 2010

“Flown in because I was hurt and was going through something. Stuff that was going on with my family. It’s been proven year after year and in every moment of my life that she is one of my best friends in the world. We don’t agree on everything, but we respect each other with everything.”

“I knew from when I met her I would always have her back,” Swift said in the same interview. “In my life, I have the ability to forgive people who have hurt me. But I don’t know if I can forgive someone who hurts her.”

On Saturday morning, Selena hit the red carpet for the premiere of her new movie Dolittle at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California.

Selena Gomez wearing Messika Catcher diamond earrings for the premiere of her new movie DolittleSelena Gomez wearing Messika Catcher diamond earrings for the premiere of her new movie Dolittle held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, on January 11, 2020

The 27-year-old actress/singer donned a look from the Givenchy Fall 2019 Haute Couture Collection with black suede Miu Miu platform sandals ($920 at Farfetch) and Messika jewelry.

Selena Gomez donned a pink sheer turtleneck top and a voluminous black skirt from the Givenchy Fall 2019 Haute Couture collectionSelena Gomez donned a pink sheer turtleneck top and a voluminous black skirt from the Givenchy Fall 2019 Haute Couture collection

In February 2016, Selena Gomez brought a date to the red carpet of the 2016 Grammys — and no, it wasn’t Justin Bieber (seriously, people, move on).

Selena Gomez's Norman Silverman earringsSelena Gomez’s Norman Silverman earrings

The singer showed up at the event with none other than her BFF Taylor Swift, who bagged three Grammys, including Best Video for “Bad Blood.”

Selena Gomez revealed cleavage in a glittering Calvin Klein dressSelena Gomez revealed cleavage in a glittering Calvin Klein dress

Selena wore a glitter cutout dress by Calvin Klein because she “wanted to feel like a blue sapphire rock / sparkly ball”.

Selena Gomez's toes in Giuseppe Zanotti "Coline" sandalsSelena Gomez’s toes in Giuseppe Zanotti “Coline” sandals

The singer dressed up her CK creation with Norman Silverman earrings, a David Webb ring, a clutch from Rauwolf and the Giuseppe Zanotti “Coline” sandals in silver.

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Selena Gomez with BFF Taylor Swift at the 2016 GrammysSelena Gomez with BFF Taylor Swift at the 2016 Grammys at Staples Center, Los Angeles on February 15, 2016

The adorable BFFs got ready for the Grammys together, which made the video of the two freaking out over T-Swizzle’s win possible. Selena also tweeted a shoutout to Taylor’s celebratory video, sharing her amazement over taking part in “Bad Blood.”

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