Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift used to be the best of friends, but they haven’t been seen together for several months.
While Selena Gomez is currently receiving treatment for issues of anxiety, depression, and panic attacks in rehab, she and Swift had been spending months apart leading up to Gomez’s decision to take some time off. Now, a new report claims she might be caught in the middle of a feud between Swift and Demi Lovato.
On October 31, Game N Guide shared details of Swift’s alleged feud with Lovato, revealing that Lovato was jealous of Swift’s friendship with Selena Gomez.
“A lot of reports have focused on Demi’s jealousy over Taylor’s friendship with Selena Gomez,” the outlet explained. “It can be recalled that Selena and Demi used to be good friends until Selena [distanced] herself from Demi because Demi would not listen to her, and would not seek help.”
Selena Gomez’s former friend, whom she starred alongside in Barney and Friends years ago, checked into rehab a while back and admitted to suffering from substance abuse. Although the actress and singer has been clean for some time, her sobriety wasn’t enough to restore her friendship with Gomez, and Selena is now much closer to Swift.
— Gossip Girl (@gossipgirl) October 30, 2016
Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift spent time together at the Grammy Awards earlier this year, but since then, sightings have been few and far between. In fact, even during Swift’s blowout 4th of July celebration, Gomez was missing. Meanwhile, Swift was photographed with a number of her other celebrity friends, including Gigi Hadid, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Hiddleston, and Blake Lively.
In the months that followed Swift’s party, she and Selena Gomez were faced with rumors of a possible fallout before Gomez announced she would be taking time off from her Revival World Tour in late August. In response to the reports, however, a source told Gossip Cop, “Taylor has been in constant contact with [Selena Gomez].”
— Stephen Davidson (@Singer_Songbird) October 22, 2016
Immediately after Selena Gomez announced her mental health struggles, reports surfaced claiming Swift had given her support to her long-time friend as she tended to her emotional issues.
“The two have been in constant communication with each other” during Selena Gomez’s tough time, a source told Hollywood Life at the end of August. “Taylor has made it clear to Selena that she has her back and can come spend time with her whenever she wants. Taylor wants to try and see Selena as soon as she can to give her a big hug.”
“She couldn’t be more supportive of [Selena Gomez]’s decision to postpone her tour. She is so proud of her for making her health her number one priority,” a second Hollywood Life source added.
Selena Gomez performed her last tour show on August 13 in New Zealand and has yet to announce if and when the tour will continue. Although the tour was supposed to continue until December, fans haven’t heard a thing when it comes to seeing Gomez perform, and for the past few weeks, she’s been tending to her treatment in Tennessee.
Since arriving in Tennessee, Selena Gomez has been photographed numerous times in the area. During one appearance at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, the singer was seen posing for photos and videos with fans as she enjoyed a meal. During the outing, Selena Gomez appeared to be healthy and happy as she mingled with fellow patrons.
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