- Selena Gomez told Rolling Stone that Taylor Swift is her only friend in the entertainment industry.
- The singer also talked about her latest 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 longtime member of Taylor Swift’s circle of friends, but Gomez said Swift is her “only friend” in the entertainment industry.
Gomez talked 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 chronicles her mental health journey since 2016, was also released Friday.
Gomez told Rolling Stone that she struggled to find her own sound and attract fans as she got older. The former Disney star also shared that she didn’t have many famous friends she could talk to about her struggles.
“I never really hung out with a good group of girls who were famous. My only friend in the industry is Taylor [Swift], so I remember feeling like I didn’t belong. I felt the presence of everyone around me living life to the fullest. I had this position, and I was very happy, but… Do these material things make me happy?” he said, adding, “I 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.”
Friends have showered each other with praise in recent weeks. Gomez shared on her new SiriusXM Radio station on Thursday that Swift is “the biggest influence on me,” according to Billboard.
“Not because he is my friend, but he has been an artist who can change in different genres and is able to do it freely and I admire that a lot. And that is rare,” he said. “I love his style and I just admire all the work he’s done. He really inspired me.”
Swift, who released her 10th studio album “Midnights” on October 21, also showed her support for Gomez and her new film. In an Instagram story posted on Friday, the singer shared a trailer for “My Mind & Me” and a sweet note to the “Only Murderer In The Building” actor.
“So proud of you @selenagomez,” she wrote. “I love you forever.”