- Selena Gomez told Rolling Stone that Taylor Swift is her only friend in the entertainment industry.
- The singer spoke also spoke about her recent documentary, “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me.”
- Gomez also said she felt like she “didn’t belong” and “never fit in” with other celebrities.
Selena Gomez is a long-standing member of Taylor Swift’s star-studded friend group, but Gomez said Swift is her “only friend” in the entertainment industry.
Gomez spoke about her life in the entertainment industry with Rolling Stone’s Alex Morris in an interview published Thursday. The singer’s new documentary, “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,” which highlights her mental health journey since 2016, was also released on Friday.
Gomez told Rolling Stone she struggled to find her sound and appeal to her fans as she came of age. The former Disney star also shared that she didn’t have many celebrity friends she could talk to about her troubles.
“I never fit in with a cool group of girls that were celebrities. My only friend in the industry really is Taylor [Swift], so I remember feeling like I didn’t belong. I felt the presence of everyone around me living full lives. I had this position, and I was really happy, but … was I? Do these materialistic things make me happy?” she said, adding, “I just didn’t like who I was, because I didn’t know who I was.”
Swift and Gomez met in 2005. Gomez told KIIS FM UK in 2017 that they were both dating members of The Jonas Brothers at the time and “just clicked.”
The friends have showered each other in praise in recent weeks. Gomez shared on her new SiriusXM Radio channel on Thursday that Swift is the “most influential artist, for me,” according to Billboard.
“Not because she’s my friend, but she has been an artist that can transition into so many different genres and she is able to do it seamlessly and I admire that so much. And that’s so rare,” she said. “I love her process and I just admire all the work that she’s done. She’s definitely inspired me.”
Swift, who released her 10th studio album “Midnights” on October 21, also showed support for Gomez and her new film. In an Instagram story posted Friday, the singer shared the trailer for “My Mind & Me” and a sweet note to the “Only Murders in the Building” actress.
“So proud of you @selenagomez,” she wrote. “Love you forever.”