Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift had been finest pal targets whereas posing in new seaside photographs collectively one week after they had been seen supporting each other on the 2023 Video Music Awards. 

“Thas my best frien — she’s a real bad [sic],” Selena, 31, wrote through Instagram alongside two selfies of her with Taylor, 33, on Sunday, September 17. The caption was a reference to Saweetie and Doja Cat’s hit track “Best Friend.” The “I Can See You” singer snapped the selfies and the “Single Soon” artist smiled beside her. In one of many photos, Taylor gave her bestie a kiss on the cheek. The extremely well-known girls gave the impression to be on a patio that ignored the ocean. 

One week prior, the dynamic duo was seen attending the VMAs individually. Nonetheless, they confirmed their enthusiasm for each other when each accepted their very own silver Moonperson trophies. Taylor received the award for Greatest Pop Tune, whereas Selena received her first Afrobeats VMA for her and Rema’s monitor “Calm Down.” 

Because the Solely Murders within the Constructing actress took the stage with Rema, 23, she initially seemed hesitant to make a speech. Nonetheless, Taylor cheered her on from the viewers as Selena took a second to thank her collaborator and their followers. Equally, because the “Lover” crooner graciously accepted her award from the members of NSYNC, Selena was noticed giving her pal a standing ovation. 

Later that night time, Selena posted a self-deprecating joke about her look in comparison with Taylor’s. She shared a picture to her Instagram Tales of them hugging on the awards present and playfully wrote, “She looks stunning, I look constipated, Typical,” throughout the snapshot. 

Over time, Selenators and Swifties have loved watching the musicians’ friendship blossom. Considered one of their most iconic moments was in 2018 because the Disney Channel alum shocked the viewers when she joined the “Crazier” singer on stage throughout her Popularity tour. They belted out the lyrics to Selena’s hit single “Hands to Myself.” 

Throughout a 2020 interview with The Wall Avenue Journal, Taylor opened up about how protecting she is over Selena, whom she considers to be a sister. 

“There has always been this quality of sisterhood, and I don’t say that in a basic way,” the Pennsylvania native instructed the publication. “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.”