It seems like Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are friends again. The pair were spotted dancing together at the Met Ball in New York City. The 21-year-old even shared a video on Instagram of them together, with a caption that suggested all had been forgiven.
Gomez fell out with the 24-year-old country-pop singer in March after getting back with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Justin Bieber. Swift was reportedly worried about her friend, and did not want her getting back with someone she considered a bad influence. She was not the only person in the singer/actress’ life worried about the influence Bieber would have on her.
After falling out, Swift made it clear that she was not going to give up on her friend. She had previously expressed that the Wizards of Waverly Place star was like a sister, and simply wanted the best for her. The last thing she wanted was for Gomez to go back into rehab. Judging by the caption with the video it would suggest that Swift has been there to help prevent rehab being a necessity or even to help avoid the 21-year-old singer going off the rails. The caption was very simple: “sometimes you wanna just be you with someone who knows all your secrets.”
The Come and Get It singer has broken up with her boyfriend, allegedly because of texts and photos of Kylie Jenner on his phone. She is now dealing with the aftermath of all that and the knowledge of broken promises, so it seems perfect timing for Gomez and Swift to be friends again. Swift will be able to help her get through this breakup, and help her move on from the toxic relationship.
The 24-year-old singer likely knew that the relationship was never going to work out. It was certainly something she, and others close to the actress, were hoping would happen. Bieber was stated as one of the reasons for the former Disney star going into rehab at the start of the year. However, she was also overworked and needed time to deal with the stresses before suffering a complete nervous breakdown.
Gomez is going to need someone to talk to at the moment. Bieber has recently been flaunting his new “relationship” with Jenner. However, there is no confirmation that they are dating yet. It will not be easy for the 21-year-old to see her now-off-again boyfriend hooking up with one of her ex-friends.
Swift was not the only person on the receiving end of Gomez’s lashing out after getting back with Bieber. She unfollowed another friend, Vanessa Hudgens on her social media accounts, along with the Jenner sisters a little later. Could it be possible that this was something Bieber pushed her to do? There was no reason for her to lash out at any others.
Hopefully, the rekindled friendship will help to keep the former Disney star get back on track. She has a few events coming up, including testifying against Bieber for the allegations against him from May 2012. At least with Gomez and Swift friends again, she will have someone to share her secrets with when it gets a little too much.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham