Singer and actress Selena Gomez has been part of the young Hollywood elite for some time now, thanks largely in part to her early start on the Disney Channels Wizards of Waverly Place. Gomez has done a fantastic job at establishing a career for herself, which now includes an entire makeup line and outspoken advocacy for mental health and body positivity.
It is because of her status that she has been able to meet many fellow celebrities including the likes of Britney Spears, fellow Disney Star Demi Lovato, and of course, her Only Murders in the Building co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short. However, friendships don’t always last. Some people are kept at arm’s length as just acquaintances, and Selena’s friendships are no exception to this rule. Gomez has experienced plenty of growth not only in her career but her personal life, and this includes who she chooses to share her energy with.
Gomez Says Taylor Swift Is Her Only Industry Friend
Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift seem to have an unbreakable bond. The two first met back in 2008 when both of them were linked respectively to Nick and Joe Jonas, with Gomez calling their meeting “the best thing [they] got out of those relationships.
And the pair have been close ever since, with T. Swift showing up for Selena’s Another Cinderella Story premiere. The pair also went to the 2011 People’s Choice Awards together and stuck by each other’s side throughout the entire award show.
The two have celebrated birthdays together, commended each other on their successes, and of course, have attended many award shows and after-parties together.
Gomez has also surprised fans during Taylor Swift’s tours, making appearances during the Speak Now, 1989, and Reputation tours.
Gomez has gone so far as to refer to Taylor Swift as her sister, and even refer to Swift as her only industry friend. Selena spoke about having a hard time fitting in with other female celebrities, and how Taylor Swift made it easy for her.
Gomez said “I never fit in with a cool group of girls that were celebrities. My only friend in the industry really is Taylor, so I remember feeling like I didn’t belong. I felt the presence of everyone around me living full lives. I had this position, and I was 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.”
Is Selena Friendly With Hailey Bieber?
Once upon a time, Selena Gomez dated Justin Bieber in a very public relationship. The pair were introduced by their managers in early 2009 after Bieber revealed he had a celebrity crush on her. Justin Bieber went on to serenade Selena on New Year’s Eve of that same year.
It wasn’t until a year later that the two were spotted on a date together, and eventually spent New Year’s Eve with each other. They made things publicly official in mid-2011, thus beginning their whirlwind romance.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez broke up three times over the course of their relationship. The two continued to be connected to each other as time went on, even with Justin being linked to both Hailey Baldwin and Sofia Richie, and Gomez having a brief relationship with The Weeknd.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have since married, and the fall-out between Gomez and Bieber that followed was huge, with Gomez alleging that she may have been a victim of emotional abuse during their relationship.
The now Hailey Baldwin addressed rumors that she may have stolen Justin from Selena on the Call Her Daddy podcast, assuring listeners that she was never with her husband while he was with Selena.
Shortly after this podcast aired, Hailey and Selena were photographed smiling together at an event. Fan reactions were mixed, with many calling it a PR stunt, and others praising the two A-listers for squashing whatever beef may have been lingering.
Francia Raisa Takes Offense To The “Industry Friend” Statement
Selena Gomez was diagnosed with lupus and has been open to sharing her health journey with her fans. Gomez began to suffer complications due to her disease and in 2017 she had to have a kidney transplant because of said complications.
It was Gomez’s best friend Francia Raisa who stepped in to essentially save her life and donate one of her kidneys. The pair were photographed together in their hospital beds and gowns. In the years that followed, Gomez sang her praises.
Gomez has said how she can’t describe how she could possibly thank Francia for her sacrifice, calling herself “incredibly blessed.” It was because of this that Francia was shocked when Gomez called Taylor Swift her only industry friend in her Apple TV series.
Francia unfollowed Selena on IG shortly after, and fans began to speculate that Gomez simply meant the music industry and not Hollywood as a whole. Someone made a TikTok video about the situation, and Gomez simply commented “Sorry I didn’t mention every person I know.”
Rumors started to swirl that the two were no longer friends, and Gomez’s response upset many of her fans, with them pointing out that Francia literally saved her life, something no other friend could do.
The two briefly had a suspected falling out following the kidney donation, ut quickly bounced back, with the two making appearances on each other’s social media pages. The status of the friendship is currently unknown, but for now, it appears that Selena has spoken her mind about the situation.