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Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift’s friendship is the ‘best thing’ they got out of dating the Jonas Brothers

Text: Andrea Park

Taylor Swift and Selena GomezTwo thousand eight was a momentous year: Juno and Ratatouille won Oscars, the American economy hit record lows, and Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift were each dating a Jonas brother (Nick and Joe, respectively). And though neither relationship made it to 2009, Selena and Taylor’s friendship stood the test of time and has become, according to Gomez, the “best thing” either of them got out of their short-lived, late-aughts love stories.

“We actually dated the Jonas brothers together! It was hysterical,” Selena said during a visit to British radio station KISS FM this week. “It was amazing because she was the girl with the big curly hair and all the bracelets and the cowboy boots. And I was definitely up-and-coming, and we just clicked. It was the best thing we got out of those relationships.” Selena also noted that she’d be willing to duet with Taylor “anytime, any place,” saying, “She has been a fighter, a warrior, and a friend through all of this.”

Selena, who is now sparking rumours of a rekindled romance with Justin Bieber, hastily added that there are no hard feelings between the two superstar pals and their boy-band exes. “They’re lovely, by the way. We’re all friends now,” she said. “We were young, you know; it’s a different time.” She and Nick have proved that they’re some of the best and most supportive exes in Hollywood: In 2015 she told Capital FM that they speak and hang out regularly. “We actually caught up the other day, and it’s really fun to be able to do that,” she said, adding that their relationship “was like puppy love. It was very sweet. He’s lovely. I do have a love for him for sure.” The following year Nick raved about Selena’s recent work. “Selena has been incredible, incredibly smart,” he told Entertainment Weekly at the time. “She played me Revival maybe six months before it came out, and I knew, like, this is excellent.”

And this summer, not long after the “Wolves” singer revealed that she had undergone a kidney transplant, Nick wished her well in an interview with SiriusXM’s Hits 1. “I was as surprised as everyone else when I woke up and saw her Instagram,” he said. “But wow, just incredible. And the strength she’s shown through all that’s amazing and inspiring. And I’m pumped for her. I’m happy to see that she’s doing well, it seems, and that she was able to get the surgery. And her friend helping her was a beautiful thing, so it’s all amazing.”

As for Taylor and the elder Jonas, although they have yet to be as publicly friendly as Nick and Selena, they did once go on an intimate river cruise in London together when Joe was dating Gigi Hadid and Taylor was with Calvin Harris back in 2015. Both Jonases were also invited to Taylor’s infamous Fourth of July party that same year. Would it be too far-fetched to expect to see Taylor and Selena at Joe’s upcoming wedding to Sophie Turner?

Taken from GLAMOUR US. Click here to read the original.

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