Selena Gomez is in no mood to sustain old friendships. And, if that makes her an “ungrateful” person, so be it.
Here’s a little bit of context: Gomez and old pal Francia Raisa recently made headlines owing to a rather awkward virtual tussle. In an interview, the Calm Down singer had no qualms about admitting that Taylor Swift was her only industry friend. The revelation was made during the promotions of her documentary, My Mind & Me. In Gomez’s words, Taylor was the one person with whom she felt the most comfortable.
The interviewer shared the American singer’s quote on social media, to which the latter’s old friend Francia Raisa commented, ‘Interesting’. Raisa eventually deleted the post, but the damage was already done. Several fans sided with Raisa after they felt she had every right to be upset. Gomez subsequently responded on a TikTok video and wrote: ‘Sorry I didn’t mention every friend I know’.
Are Taylor and Gomez really that thick?
If the interview is anything to go by, it’s certain that Gomez cherishes her friendship with Swift. “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,” averred the 30-year-old singer during the chat.
A Timeline Of Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa’s Friendship
Gomez and Raisa first met at an event in a children’s hospital in the year 2007. Precisely a decade later, in 2017, when Gomez was diagnosed with Lupus, Raisa donated one of her own kidneys to her. The Wolves singer then shared a heartwarming post, expressing gratitude to Raisa for her invaluable donation. The post read: “There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”
The two singers were reportedly the best of friends for over 15 years, but severed ties after an ugly fallout that dates back to a couple of years ago.
Things took an untoward turn after Gomez’s ex went on to tie the knot with supermodel Hailey Bieber. The news reportedly left Gomez heartbroken, and pushed her to sever ties with several close friends, Raisa included. Hailey and Bieber ushered in four years of marriage on September 13, 2022.
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