Taylor Swift And Selena Gomez Discuss How Taylor Helped Her Through Her Justin Bieber Heartbreak
Selena Gomez is very gradually stepping fully back out into the spotlight after taking two months off to seek treatment for her mental health at an East Coast facility. And someone who's hugely helping Gomez as she readjusts is her longtime friend Taylor Swift, according to E!.
A source told the outlet that the photo of the two girls' happy hour with Cazzie David doesn't begin to capture how much Swift is privately doing to help Gomez. "[Selena] really leans on Taylor and considers her one of her best friends," a source told the outlet.
"Selena and Taylor have been in touch since Selena left her treatment and are very close," the source continued.
"Taylor has reached out several times and has shown her support and love." The two are in a "really good place" and remain close despite being based in different cities (Swift spends time in Nashville, London, New York, and Los Angeles, while Gomez is now living in Orange County.)
Swift also prioritizes her and Gomez's friendship whenever she's in LA. "She tries to make time to see Selena," the source said. "It's always fun for them to catch up and have a girls' night."
"I have to say thank you to my best friend of about 12 years, almost 13, and the reason why she has been one of my best friends is because this person has never ever judged a single decision I’ve made," Gomez told the crowd.
"She’s always met me where I’ve been. 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. And—she’s going to kill me after—but honestly, thank you for the bottom of my heart for supporting someone who I know is the most beautiful, strong, independent woman I’ve ever met. So thank you as a best friend."
When Gomez made her first appearance after treatment in December, she was wearing a Reputation tour hoodie—a sweet tribute to Swift.