Selena Gomez has been lighting up our Instagram feeds all week. This weekend, the 28-year-old Revelación singer, who was born and raised in Texas, posted a photo of herself as a glam cowgirl, and last night, Gomez returned to the platform to share a never-before-seen selfie of her and BFF, Taylor Swift, quickly racking up nine million likes and counting.
“kinda missin this one,” she captioned the three-image slideshow, which shows Gomez posing with Swift and a furry friend, Swift’s cat Benjamin Button. The folklore pop star commented, “I love you like a love song bay beh.” Naturally, Selenators and Swifties alike quickly took to Twitter to speculate about a Taylena collaboration. (We’re holding out hope, too!)
Gomez and Swift have been friends for over a decade. The duo initially crossed paths while dating two members of the Jonas Brothers clan, Nick and Joe, back in 2008 and have stayed close ever since. In a 2017 interview, Gomez shared that their friendship was the best thing to come out of those relationships. “It was amazing. She was the girl with the big curly hair, the bracelets and the cowboy boots. I was definitely up and coming, and we just clicked. It was the best thing we got out of those relationships.” she said.
In addition to making us reminisce about the days when we used to hang out with our friends sans masks, the throwback snaps featured some seriously enviable wardrobe items, like Gomez’s white kicks, chunky silver hoops, and a black vintage-inspired T-shirt, which was printed with the face of the late singer Aaliyah, known as the “Princess of R&B.”