The Sweetest Photos of Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift’s Friendship Over the Years

Through it all, the talented besties have stayed tight since they first clicked in back in 2008


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Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift attend the 2023 Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift at the 2023 MTV VMAs. PHOTO: JOHN SHEARER/GETTY

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez have proved that their bond is unbreakable.

The talented twosome first met when they were both dating Jonas Brothers in 2008, and it was a BFF match made in heaven. Even though neither couple lasted (Swift dated Joe Jonas, while Gomez dated Nick Jonas), the girls stayed by each other’s sides.

From red carpet appearances to sweet selfies at home, it’s clear this duo will never go out of style. See some of Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez’s sweetest photos together from their years-long friendship.

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Friends Forever

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Swift won big at the 2023 VMAs, and “Single Soon” singer Gomez — who also nabbed a Moonperson statuette that night — was there to cheer on her bestie the entire time. Later, Gomez posted a photo of the two meeting up in full glam and joked on her Instagram Story, “She looks stunning I look constipated.”

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Soul Sisters

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers Taylor Swift (L) and Selena Gomez at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2011/Getty Images for AMA)

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. CHRISTOPHER POLK/AMA2011/GETTY FOR AMA

They’ve been each other’s awards show dates, shoulders to cry on and strongest supporters. During an Instagram Live in 2018, Gomez said she and Swift are like family.

“Taylor’s awesome. I love her. She’s amazing,” the Rare Beauty founder said. “I talked to her today. She’s literally like my big sister, I tell her everything.”

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Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. COURTESY OF TAYLOR SWIFT

Swift shared a similar sentiment a few years earlier, when she wished Gomez a happy birthday on social media and shared an adorable snap of them posing like mermaids.

“Happy 21st birthday to my friend, and the closest thing I’ve ever had to a sister, @selenagomez!!” Swift wrote.

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Rooting for Each Other

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 5: Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are show backstage at the 2011 People's Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on January 5, 2011. (Photo by Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images)

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. FRANCIS SPECKER/CBS VIA GETTY

Swift and Gomez have even scored some of their big wins at each other’s sides. At the 2011 People’s Choice Awards, the talented women won in music categories — with Gomez nabbing best breakout artist and Swift taking home best country artist.

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Nice to Have a Friend

selena gomez; taylor swift. Credit: Selena Gomez/Instagram

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. SELENA GOMEZ/INSTAGRAM

In a 2009 interview with Seventeen, Gomez shared that the “All Too Well” singer is her go-to for all things advice.

“If I ever I have an issue, Taylor has gone through it, because she’s older than me, and she gives the most thought-out answers,” said Gomez, who is two-and-a-half years Swift’s junior. “And what I love about Taylor is that she does believe in the whole love story and Prince Charming and soul mates. Because of her, I haven’t lost faith. We literally talk every day.”

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Sharing the Stage

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez perform onstage during the "Speak Now World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on November 22, 2011 in New York City. Taylor Swift wrapped up the North American leg of her SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR with two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden this week. In 2011, the tour played to capacity crowds in stadiums and arenas over 98 shows in 17 countries spanning three continents, and will continue in 2012 with shows Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. LARRY BUSACCA/GETTY

Swifties got an exciting surprise in 2011 when the Only Murders in the Building star stepped out to perform with Swift on her Speak Now tour. The songstresses performed Gomez’s self-love anthem “Who Says” for thousands of fans at Madison Square Garden.

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Another Concert Cameo

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Singer-songwriters Taylor Swift (L) and Selena Gomez perform onstage during Taylor Swift The 1989 World Tour Live In Los Angeles at Staples Center on August 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)


After making an appearance in Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video off her album 1989, Gomez also joined her bestie for a guest performance on the 1989 World Tour. They belted Gomez’s hit “Good for You” in coordinating black-and-white outfits for fans in L.A.

The Wizards of Waverly Place alumna gushed about the experience on Instagram.

“After nearly 8 years of friendship, I just can’t wait to tell our kids we ACTUALLY got to perform in front of thousands of insanely beautiful people together. TWICE!” she wrote after the performance. “I love you Tay. #bestnightEVER #whatISlife”

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Big Reputations

PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. CHRISTOPHER POLK/TAS18/GETTY

But two performances just weren’t enough. The “Lose You to Love Me” singer joined Swift on stage again on her Reputation stadium tour. This time, they duetted Gomez’s “Hands to Myself,” for fans in Pasadena, California.

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Got Your Back

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Singer Taylor Swift (R), winner of the Album of the Year award for '1989,' embraces actress/singer Selena Gomez backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)


In Gomez’s 2020 cover story with WSJ. Magazine, Swift opened up about the value of her decades-long friendship with the Emmy-nominated actress.

“There has always been this quality of sisterhood, and I don’t say that in a basic way,” the Grammy winner said. “I knew from when I met her I would always have her back. 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.”

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Milestones Together

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Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. SELENA GOMEZ/INSTAGRAM

The A-listers celebrated Gomez’s 30th birthday together in a sweet and intimate setting. The birthday girl shared two photos of the duo sitting at a table together on Instagram. “30, nerdy and worthy,” Gomez wrote on Instagram.

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Holiday Fun

In July 2023, Swift celebrated the Fourth of July with some of her closest pals, including Gomez and the Haim sisters. “Happy belated Independence Day from your local neighborhood independent girlies,” Swift captioned a series of photos and Polaroids of the group posted just a few days after she released Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).

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Hanging at Home

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. SELENA GOMEZ/INSTAGRAM

In 2021, Gomez gave her Instagram followers a peek into her adoring friendship with Swift. “Kinda missin this one,” wrote the Hotel Transylvania voice actress alongside selfies with one of Swift’s cats.

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Sweet Selfies

Selena Gomez Posts Adorable Selfies with Taylor Swift: 'Thas My Best Friend'

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift.SELENA GOMEZ/INSTAGRAM

This duo loves a good selfie — or two! Gomez shared two photos of her and the “Anti-Hero” singer at an outdoor dinner. The hitmakers smiled together in the first photo, while the second slide saw Swift planting a kiss on her friend’s face.

“Thas my best frien -she a real bad,” Gomez captioned her Instagram post with the opening lyrics to Doja Cat and Saweetie’s 2021 hit “Best Friend.”

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