“30, nerdy and worthy,” the Rare Beauty founder, 30, captioned a Friday, July 22, Instagram snap with the “All Too Well” songstress, 32. In the snap, the ladies huddled close for the camera as Swift help up the numbers “3” and “0” to represent her pal’s age. In a second photo, Gomez couldn’t contain her laughter while opening up a wrapped present.
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Swift and Gomez have long been fast friends after meeting while dating brothers Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas, respectively, in 2008. While the BFFs’ relationships with two-thirds of the Jonas Brothers didn’t pan out, they’ve remained a staple in one another’s corner.
“I knew from when I met [Selena] I would always have her back,” the “London Boy” singer — who’s been dating Joe Alwyn since May 2017 — told the Wall Street Journal in January 2020. “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.”
The Wizards of Waverly Place alum, for her part, told the WSJ that the duo “clicked instantly” and found a deep bond.
“We both went through s–t at the same time. She taught me a lot about how I should be treated at a young age,” Gomez recalled to the outlet.
“In my 20s I found myself surrounded by girls who wanted to be my friend,” the “Shake It Off” musician explained in an Elle essay in May 2019. “So I shouted it from the rooftops, posted pictures and celebrated my newfound acceptance into a sisterhood, without realizing that other people might still feel the way I did when I felt so alone.”
She continued at the time: “Something about ‘we’re in our young 20s!’ hurls people together into groups that can feel like your chosen family. And maybe they will be for the rest of your life. Or maybe they’ll just be your comrades for an important phase, but not forever. It’s sad but sometimes when you grow, you outgrow relationships. You may leave behind friendships along the way, but you’ll always keep the memories.”
Hours before Swift met up with the Texas native to celebrate her big 3-0, she surprised British concertgoers during Haim’s London concert.
“I haven’t been on a stage in a very long time,” the Cats actress told the crowd on Thursday, July 21, before they teamed up for a remixed “Love Story” duet. “It’s nice. It’s very nice. But, you know, when I heard that my girls [Alana Haim, Danielle Haim and Este Haim] were playing in London at the O2 [Arena], I thought, ‘I’m gonna have to see that.’ And it looks like there’s about 20,000 other people that also thought that.”
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