Like most long-distance friendships, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift‘s bond is also being tested by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the duo’s decade-long friendship is as strong as ever, despite having not been seen together publicly in a while. Gomez recently took to Instagram to share that her best friend Swift is being missed by looking back on their time spent together.
The series of photos shared with Gomez’s 217 million followers see the two cuddled up with Swift’s cat, Benjamin Button. “Kinda missin this one,” the singer and actor captioned the post. Gomez and Swift have known each other since 2008, and have kept most of their time spent together offline, as they have frequently expressed that they never feel the need to post everything they do.
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Gomez had shared a similar appreciation post for their friendship in 2019. Alongside photos of the two together on her Instagram stories, Gomez wrote, “My ride or die. I would die for this one. Thank you for forever being by my side. You have taught me so much, walked through all of this with me, stayed and you remind me to be a better human being. I’m on your side for life.”
Both artists have had a busy last year. Gomez has just released her much-anticipated album titled Revelación. It is the first Spanish album produced by Gomez and features seven reggaeton and R&B influenced tracks accompanied by her signature style. The album recently ranked number one in the Billboard’s Top Latin Album charts. Besides making music, the 28-year-old has also debuted her own makeup brand, Rare Beauty, and is currently filming Only Murders in the Building.
Swift made headlines in July 2020 when she surprise-released her eighth studio album titled Folklore. Last week, it won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, making the singer-songwriter the first woman to win the award three times, following her victories for Fearless in 2010 and 1989 in 2016. At this year’s Grammy Awards that took place on Sunday, March 15, Swift was nominated six times in total for Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop/Duo Group Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Song Written for Visual Media.