Taylor Swift gave fans an inside look into her friendship with Selena Gomez earlier this week. On Monday, which just so happened to be Selena’s 21st birthday, the “22” singer tweeted out a photo of the pals chilling near the beach, doing their best mermaid poses.
When we got some time with the lovely Selena to chat about her new album, Stars Dance (out now), she gave us the backstory on the pic.
“It’s actually at her house in Rhode Island. We were in Rhode Island. I ran away for like a weekend, just to go be with her. And we were doing poses and just dancing all around her house, her beautiful, big property,” she recalled. “And it was just amazing. It was so much fun. I love Taylor. She’s the best.”
The feeling seems to be mutual, with Taylor tweeting that the now 21-year-old is “the closest thing I’ve ever had to a sister.” To which Selena said, “She’s definitely a really great person.”
When Sel isn’t gushing about her bestie, she is making a more mature musical statement on her new album. But, she insists: “It’s not something just wanting to make a statement. It’s just kind of acknowledging the fact that I’m turning 21 and that I am becoming a woman. And, it’s beautiful for me to kind of apply that to my music.
“I got to push myself,” she added. “I don’t want to stay in one place. So I really am happy with how it’s kind of turned out.”
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