After taking two months out of the spotlight to seek treatment for her mental health, Selena Gomez is easing her way back into the public eye. Someone who's really helping the US singer as she readjusts is longtime friend Taylor Swift, E! reports.
"Selena really leans on Taylor and considers her one of her best friends," a source told the outlet. "Selena and Taylor have been in touch since Selena left her treatment and are very close," the source added. "Taylor has reached out several times and has shown her support and love." The two are in a "really good place" and remain close despite being based in different cities."
Swift is reportedly prioritising her and Gomez's friendship whenever she is in LA. "She tries to make time to see Selena," the source said. "It's always fun for them to catch up and have a girls' night."
Last year Selena spoke openly about her relationship with Taylor when she made a guest appearance at the singer's Reputation tour last year.
"I have to say thank you to my best friend of about 12 years, almost 13, and the reason why she has been one of my best friends is because this person has never ever judged a single decision I’ve made," Gomez told the crowd. "She’s always met me where I’ve been. She’s encouraged me when I’ve had nothing to be encouraged about, and I don’t know if I would be as strong as I am if I didn’t have you and your family because you’ve changed my life. And—she’s going to kill me after—but honestly, thank you for the bottom of my heart for supporting someone who I know is the most beautiful, strong, independent woman I’ve ever met. So thank you as a best friend."
Following a two month break from social media, Selena returned earlier this week with a message for her fans.
"It’s been a while since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support," she captioned three portraits of herself.
"Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth. It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it’s not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all."
This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia.