Selena and Taylor — you couldn’t be better BFF role models! Hollywood and the real world are full of frenemies, but you two have recently been publicly proving that young women truly can have each other’s backs.
Taylor Swift, 24, you’ve been on the PR campaign trail, enthusiastically promoting your fantastic new album 1989. But while you’ve been making TV appearances and doing performances, you’ve also taken time in interviews and in your off-camera hours to give advice and support to Selena Gomez, 22, who’s been going through a tough personal period.
Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez’s Close Friendship: It’s Great That You Support Each Other
And impressively, Selena, 22, has been just as supportive of you.
She actually took to her Instagram on Oct. 27 to tell her 16 million followers that she’s so “happy, honored and proud to know you and your diaries.”
She instructed her Selenators to “#1989 BUY IT!!!”, and even revealed that she’d be listening to your album in bed.
I love how you, Selena, shared on Instagram that you’ve been listening all along to Taylor’s songs as she’s been writing and recording them, “from hotel room album listening parties, kitchen dance floor album listening parties to driving on the pch, windows down album listening parties. – The best part is we were the only ones there.”
Selena, it’s so special that you care about Taylor so much that you were happy to rave on social media about what a fabulous friend she is, and about how much you loved hearing her expressive new tunes as she created them.
So many celebrities feel very strongly that their personal lives need to remain private. But you two understand that you are role models to young women in so many ways.
By opening the door to your personal relationship, you’re demonstrating that women can be supportive of each other and not just destructively competitive.
Taylor, you’ve really been looking out for Selena, even as you’ve been so incredibly busy prepping for 1989‘s release.
Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez: You Two Are Great BFF Role Models
Selena has been heartbroken over her on-and-off romance with longtime love Justin Bieber, 20. No matter how hard she tried to “shake it off,” she just hasn’t been able to get over her agonizing relationship.
Selena, you revealed on the Oct. 17 episode of The Talk that Taylor advised you to move to New York City, where she lives, no doubt because she wants to be there for you even more.
“She thinks that I fit in, personality-wise,” you told The Talk hosts.
You also revealed to The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne that Taylor “just kinda looked at me — and she supports me, never judges me for anything — and she’s like, ‘Selena, if you’re the smartest person in the room, I think you’re in the wrong room.'”
Selena, you then went on to explain that Taylor believes that you should surround yourself with “people that are going to make me better, that are going to challenge me, and it just stuck with me.”
Taylor, that was great business and personal advice. Selena, you’ve been taking a career break for a year and so you really do need to surround yourself with smart advisors who can help you move forward in fulfilling your new career dreams.
Taylor, you also explained to Nick Lachey on Big Morning Buzz that Selena deserves to be motivated by her friends and that you have each done that with each other. You two brainstorm new ideas together, are cheering each other on and are challenging each other. That’s exactly what good friends should do. I’m so glad that both of you feel completely comfortable sharing the secrets of your supportive friendship.
It’s amazing that you two are totally there for each other through thick and thin. Now, all of your fans can use you two as inspiration to be better friends to their own BFFs!
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers — is it terrific that both Selena and Taylor are sharing their friendship secrets with the whole world? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
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