What Is Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez’s Age Difference?

Few young singers today have such a long-documented friendship as that of Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. The pair grew up alongside one another in the spotlight, which has bonded them for life. However, Selena Gomez’s age and Taylor Swift’s age aren’t exactly the same. Which celebrity is older?

Fans love Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez’s friendship

Selena Gomez (L) and Taylor Swift backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016, in Inglewood, California.
Selena Gomez (L) and Taylor Swift backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016, in Inglewood, California. | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner

For more than a decade, Swift and Gomez have been the picture of celebrity friendship. They’ve worked together — specifically when Gomez played the villain in Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video. And they’ve performed at one another’s shows, delighting audiences.

Swift and Gomez support one another in public and in private. Instagram photos dating back many years show how they’ve remained a part of each other’s lives. And they speak about one another in interviews, discussing possible collaborations and praising the other’s latest work.

How did Swift and Gomez become friends?

(L-R): Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
(L-R): Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011, in Los Angeles, California. | Jeff Kravitz/AMA2011/FilmMagic

Swift and Gomez met when they were dating Joe and Nick Jonas, respectively. At the time, Swift was 18, while Gomez was 16. “We clicked instantly and, man, that was my girl,” Gomez told the Wall Street Journal in 2020. “We both went through s— at the same time,” she continued.

“She taught me a lot about how I should be treated at a young age,” Gomez added of her slightly older friend. “It’s been proven year after year and in every moment of my life that she is one of my best friends in the world. We don’t agree on everything, but we respect each other with everything.”

Swift agreed. “There has always been this quality of sisterhood, and I don’t say that in a basic way, she said. “I knew from when I met her I would always have her back. In my life, I have the ability to forgive people who have hurt me. But I don’t know if I can forgive someone who hurts her.”

Selena Gomez’s age compared to her exes

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez attend The 2011 ESPY Awards on July 13, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez attend The 2011 ESPY Awards on July 13, 2011, in Los Angeles, California. | Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Gomez has three famous confirmed exes. First is Jonas, who she dated briefly during their mutual Disney Channel years. They often worked together during this time, though it’s been speculated that there was some overlap between her relationship with Jonas and his with Miley Cyrus. Gomez is less than two months older than Jonas.

In 2010, Gomez began her on-again, off-again relationship with singer Justin Bieber. Their highly publicized relationship was confirmed in 2011 when they attended several events together. Over the next several years, the pair reunited a couple of times before his 2018 marriage to Hailey Bieber. Gomez is less than two years older than Bieber.

Finally, during an off-again period with Bieber, Gomez dated musician The Weeknd (real name: Abel Tesfaye). The pair got together in January 2017 and began living together in September of that year. However, they broke up the next month. Gomez is more than two years younger than Tesfaye.

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