Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are besties: Everything to know about their friendship

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift’s friendship never goes out of style.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, Gomez Gomez shared two selfies with the “Karma” singer on Instagram.

In the first frame, Swift took a selfie of the duo both smiling at the camera while they dined outside. The second image caught Gomez giving the camera a kissy face while Swift gave her longtime best friend a kiss on the cheek.

“Thas my best frien -she a real bad,” Gomez wrote, captioning the post with a reference to Saweetie’s viral song “Best Friend.”

Gomez and Swift’s friendship spans well over a decade. The friends have been there for one another over the years, including award show appearances, birthdays, concerts, parties, and more.

From 2008 to now, here’s everything to know about Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez’s longtime friendship.

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift met through the Jonas Brothers

Gomez and Swift first crossed paths in 2008 while they were both dating members of the Jonas Brothers. At the time, Swift was dating Joe Jonas, while Selena Gomez was dating Nick Jonas.

The “Single Soon” singer recalled the story of how they first met during a December 2017 appearance on KISS FM UK, telling the hosts, “We actually dated the Jonas Brothers together! It was hysterical.”

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

Selena Gomez looks to Taylor Swift for advice on love

During an interview with Seventeen in October 2009, when asked if she has a specific friend she goes to when it comes to love advice, Gomez replied, “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,” she added. “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.”

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez in the audience at the 2011 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE  on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were photographed at several award shows in 2011, including the American Music Awards.Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift attend the 2011 American Music Awards

Gomez and Swift both attended the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The friends, who were placed next to each other at the event, posed with several other celebrities throughout the night including Jaden Smith, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj.

2011 was a big year for the two to make award show appearances together.

Earlier in the year, Gomez and Swift were spotted at several award shows posing together, including the People’s Choice Awards in January 2011 and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party the following month in February. In the summer, they were also photographed at the Teen Choice Awards in August 2011 along with “Twilight” star Ashley Greene.

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez perform onstage during the "Speak Now World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on November 22, 2011 in New York City.Selena Gomez made a special appearance in New York City to sing her song “Who Says” with Taylor Swift.Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Taylor Swift brings Selena Gomez on stage during “Speak Now” tour

One of Swift’s long-standing tour traditions is bringing surprise guests on stage with her.

During a stop on her Speak Now World Tour, Swift brought out two special guests for the crowd at Madison Square Garden Nov. 22, 2011 — Gomez and James Taylor. For their joint performance, the friendship duo sang a duet of her 2011 song “Who Says.”

Taylor Swift shares why her friendship with Selena Gomez is special

What’s the secret to Swift and Gomez’s friendship? According to the “Anti-Hero” singer, it’s longevity. Swift told E! News in May 2014 that their friendship has “been the longest one I think either of us had.”

“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,” she added. “And your life is commented on and your life is written about and fictionalized and all that.”

She added, “Both of us have kind of stuck it out and hung in there through all the different changes we’ve gone through.”

Singer-songwriters Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.Taylor Swift brought Selena Gomez on stage in Los Angeles to perform her song “Good For You” for thousands of fans.Christopher Polk / Getty Images for TAS

Taylor Swift brings Selena Gomez on stage during “1989” tour

Swift brought Gomez on stage during her fifth night in Los Angeles on the 1989 World Tour. For this performance, the duo sang Gomez’s hit “Good For You.”

“After nearly 8 years of friendship, I just can’t wait to tell our kids we ACTUALLY got to perform in front of thousands of insanely beautiful people together. TWICE!” Gomez wrote on Instagram reflecting on the moment. “I love you Tay.”

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift attend 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Swift showed up and showed out at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with the celebrity crew who starred in her “Bad Blood” music video, including Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne, Hailee Steinfeld, and Mariska Hargitay.

On Instagram, Gomez shared a snap of part of the group as they posed with silly faces, writing in the caption on Instagram, “I’ve got the hottest dates #jussayin #vmas.”

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift were by each other’s sides on the red carpet at the 2016 Grammy Awards.John Shearer / WireImage

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift attend the 2016 Grammy Awards

Gomez and Swift flaunted their friendship once again on the red carpet at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

In a now deleted Instagram post, Swift shared that she had “rolled up with the hottest date” to the award show, referring to Gomez.

That evening, Swift made history when she became the first woman to win album of the year twice.

Taylor Swift reputation Stadium TourSelena Gomez is a staple surprise guest on Taylor Swift’s tours.Christopher Polk / Getty Images

Taylor Swift brings Selena Gomez on stage during “Reputation” tour

Swift brought Gomez out on tour yet again, this time for a performance at the Rose Bowl during her Reputation Stadium Tour in May 2018. The duo performed Gomez’s hit “Hands to Myself” for fans in their coordinating monochromatic black outfits.

In an Instagram post, Swift shared a photo of the friends on stage, writing in the caption, “To the person I could call at any time of day, who has been there no matter what… you absolutely KILLED IT tonight and everyone was so excited to see you.”

“I love you, and 60,000 people at the Rose Bowl loved you too,” Swift added.

Elle reported that after they performed together, Gomez gave a short speech to the crowd about the duo’s longtime friendship, calling Swift her “best friend.”

“She’s always met me where I’ve been,” Gomez said. “She’s encouraged me when I’ve had nothing to be encouraged about, and I don’t know if I would be as strong as I am if I didn’t have you and your family because you’ve changed my life.”

Taylor Swift praises Selena Gomez’s new music

Both friends sat down with Zane Lowe and Apple Music separately in October 2019 to discuss their new music, including Swift’s album “Lover” and Gomez’s singles “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now.”

When Gomez was on the show, Lowe played a clip from Swift’s interview where she celebrated her friend’s song “Look At Her Now,” calling it “the best thing” Gomez had done.

“I’m so proud of her. She’s been through so much,” Swift said. “I’ve watched so much happen in her life and had a front row seat to so much and I’m so proud of her.”

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