Selena Gomez Says Taylor Swift Is “Like An Older Sister” Proud Her New Era Doesn’t Involve “Abuse”

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Selena Gomez is promoting her upcoming album in London and although she confirmed, sadly, that she and Taylor Swift will not be collaborating on Rare, out in January, she did talk about how Billboard‘s Woman of the Decade cried while watching her new music videos — and why.

During an interview with KISS FM UK, the “Look At Her Now” singer said, “I’ll never forget when I did play the video for ‘Lose You To Love Me’ and ‘Look at Her Now’ at her house with her parents because we’ve been friends for over a decade.”

She continued, “[Taylor] and her mom just started crying — just tears and tears when all of a sudden, it stopped. It’s going to make me cry just thinking about it. It wasn’t just about how great the song was, which is a lot coming from her, it was just that they had been on that journey with me intimately. And they were crying because of how proud they were for me stepping into a whole new era of my life and it not involving the horrible things — the abuse, the emotional chaos — it felt like I had a huge sigh of relief. To see her and her mom feel that way, it was very sweet. It’s like an older sister and an aunt.”


Both the tracks that SelGo name-dropped during the interview, which are the only two from Rare out right now, pretty obviously refer to the former Disney star’s relationship with Justin Bieber. Justin Bieber admitted in an Instagram post that he “abused all … relationship” so we have to wonder if that’s part of what Selena was talking about during this interview. After all, rumors persisted for a long time that Taylor *hated* J.B. for how he treated her friend and even that at times it caused a wedge between the two songstresses.

We’re just happy now that the two women are back making fabulous music and that anything that previously kept them apart or hurt them isn’t part of the picture anymore. That’s growth.

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