Selena Gomez is officially thirty, and she celebrated the milestone with the perfect person.
Gomez rang in the big 3-0 on July 22 with Taylor Swift, posting a couple of pics from their birthday outing on Instagram. In the photos, Gomez looks effortlessly chic in a flowy white dress and casual updo, while Swift matches the venue’s boho-chic aesthetic in a red garden party dress, pigtail braids, and blunt bangs.
Gomez and Swift have been close friends for many years.“She taught me a lot about how I should be treated at a young age,” Gomez said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal in 2020. “She has showed up for me in ways that I would have never expected. Flown in because I was hurt and was going through something…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.” Clearly, this is still the case.
“30, nerdy and thriving,” Gomez captioned the pics, in which Swift holds up three fingers on one hand and forms a zero with the other.
Of course, the caption is a slightly altered reference to Jennifer Garner’s iconic prayer in 13 Going on 30, which takes her character Jenna Rink from awkward teen to successful magazine editor with a few chants of “thirty, flirty, and thriving.” Selena Gomez, who has been joking about her single status for a while now, took the opportunity to make the phrase reflect her current mood.
Gomez may be single, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t putting herself out there. “One reason I’m really excited to host SNL is because I’m single,” Gomez said during her opening Saturday Night Live monologue in May. “And I’ve heard that SNL is a great place to find romance. Emma Stone met her husband here, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost, and Pete and….Machine Gun Kelly.”