Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are pop-music royalty, but behind closed doors, they’re just like you and your best friend. Most of us can relate to missing our friends during quarantine—including Gomez. On March 22 she posted a few rare selfies of herself and Swift (and Swift’s cat, Mr. Benjamin Button) and wrote in the caption, “Kinda missin this one.” The post already has more than 8 million likes and 66,000 comments, a testament to their joint fandom. Wild, I know.
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez’s friendship began in 2008, when they were dating two brothers you may have heard of. “We actually dated the Jonas Brothers together! It was hysterical,” Gomez said in a 2017 interview with KIIS-FM U.K. She was dating Nick Jonas at the time, while Swift was with Joe Jonas.
She continued, “It was amazing, because she was the girl with the big curly hair and all the bracelets and the cowboy boots. And I was definitely up-and-coming, and we just clicked. It was the best thing we got out of those relationships.”
Since both Gomez and Swift are singers, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they would record a song together. Actually, it’s kind of shocking that they haven’t already. “I’ve always dreamed of doing a song with Taylor,” Gomez said last year during a guest appearance on the virtual late-night talk show Animal Talking With Gary Whitta, according to Elle.
She continued, “We both wanted to do that…. We’ve talked about it, for sure. It just feels like we’re family. I’ve known her for 13, 14 years now.”
Swift’s already released Folklore and Evermore during quarantine. Plus, she’s rereleasing her 2008 album, Fearless, with new songs. Maybe she’ll surprise us with a Gomez collab too. A fan can dream, right?