Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were good friends over the years. Their friendship blossomed when they were both starting out on the scene. Selena was a Disney girl while Taylor wrote country songs. Taylor’s friendship with Selena was one of the most authentic ones we’ve seen in a while. Then came Taylor’s girl squad during her 1989 album era and everything changed.
We haven’t been hearing about or seeing the two hanging out together. Though Taylor Swift wished Selena Gomez a happy birthday on social media, it’s not the same. Selena Gomez was in-and-out of rehab amid her Revival World Tour. Taylor was in-and-out of a relationship with Calvin Harris. She went on her whirlwind romance with Tom Hiddleston, and now Selena is doing the same with The Weeknd.
So, what happened to their friendship? Here are some theories as to why fans don’t hear about Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift’s friendship these days.
It appears that the two singers are on different paths. We all know that friends grow and change over the years. Selena Gomez revealed to Vogue that she only has two famous friends in her phone contacts, and she mostly hangs out with her church friends. Taylor Swift loves to show off her famous friends on social media. That’s not going to change anytime soon. She has since swapped out her childhood friends for Lorde, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and the Haim sisters.
Selena Gomez seems more focused on her boyfriend than anything else these days. The girl has been traveling the world with The Weeknd, as he continues his Starboy World Tour. Selena is known to be clingy when it comes to her relationships. She admits that she can’t “keep her hands to herself” and she was in an on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift has been laying low since her last two high-profile relationships. The girl loves dating famous men. Her long list of ex-boyfriends includes Tom Hiddleston, Calvin Harris, Harry Styles, John Mayer, Joe Jonas, and more. Who knows who else Taylor has dated in her lifetime. She loves to date famous men and she loves to expose them in her songs.
But, she hasn’t been dating for a while. At least, as far as we know. Because if she was dating someone, the world would know about it. She did it when she was dating Calvin and she proudly did it when she was dating Tom shortly after. Taylor doesn’t care if she overlaps relationships or if she breaks hearts. She wants the world to know that she loves to chase love, even if she denies it.
Selena Gomez was in rehab. She had to deal with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression from her Lupus diagnosis. Taylor Swift has never been in rehab, as far as the public knows. She seems to be on top of her game. She doesn’t appear to get stressed while on tour. She’s extremely cautious when it comes to her image. Because of that, she can’t empathize with Selena.
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez appear to be fair-weather friends. They may make up in the future. They may shout to one another on social media. They may catch up and go on double dates when they both drop their new albums later this year. It’s obvious that they were not the close friends they once were.
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