Selena Gomez
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Anyone who has a long-distance BFF knows that maintaining a friendship isn’t always easy — especially when you live hundreds (or maybe even thousands) of miles away from each other. But having a friendship that can withstand long distances is hugely rewarding. And when it comes to celebrity best friends, Taylor Swift’s birthday present to Selena Gomez shows that best friends always find a way.

Gomez turned 26 yesterday, July 22nd, and E! News reports that the pop star celebrated backstage at the Imagine Dragons concert on July 21st in Inglewood, California. After lunch with friends, she reportedly enjoyed surprise birthday cupcakes before watching fellow singer Grace VanderWaal perform.

But one very important person was missing from the festivities: Her BFF, Taylor Swift. According to, the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer was touring on the East Coast at the time. Swift, however, did not let that stop her from celebrating. On the eve of Gomez’s birthday, Swift shared a picture of a pink cake with the words “Gomez or Go Home” to her Instagram story. To top off the sentiment, the cake had “26” written inside a frosting heart.

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The two pop stars met more than a decade ago when Gomez was dating Nick Jonas and Swift was dating Joe Jonas, and they’ve been close ever since. So we’re not surprised by Swift’s sweet birthday gesture.

In an Instagram post on July 23rd, Gomez thanked her friends and fans for the birthday wishes.

Happy birthday, Selena! We can’t wait to see all the amazing things the coming year has in store for you.