Taylor Swift broke up with Selena Gomez after Selena got back with Biebs


As Bedhead mentioned in her Justin Bieber story yesterday, it seems like Lil’ Maple Leaf is so powerful, he’s torn apart two close friends. I’ve been wondering for months now why it seemed like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were on the outs, and it looks like we have our answer: Swifty thinks Lil’ Maple Leaf is awful. This is probably why Swifty has been making new BFFs right and left, like Lorde and Karlie Kloss. Karlie Kloss is the new Selena!

If Justin Bieber is your boyfriend, Taylor Swift would let you go! The “Red” singer, 24, has distanced herself from former best friend Selena Gomez after the Disney star reconnected with her infamous ex-boyfriend, 20, sources confirm to Us Weekly.

Swift is disgusted that the pair are back together, cutting off her bestie after tweeting just last July that Gomez was “the closest thing I’ve ever had to a sister.”

The “Boyfriend” singer sent his ex $10,000 in flowers and flew from Miami to McAllen, Texas to see her on March 7. Two days later, the “Come And Get It” crooner accompanied the Biebs to the SXSW music fest where he sang his hit “As Long as You Love Me” to her.

But Gomez rekindling of the Jelena flame isn’t the only thing peeving Swift. She believes Gomez “used” a brief romance with the Grammy winner’s pal Ed Sheeran last June to make her jailbird sweetie jealous.

“After Selena pulled that move, Taylor started distancing herself,” a source tells Us.

And Swift has plenty of besties to spend time with otherwise. Recently she’s been spotted with Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld, Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss, and even Gomez’s enemy, New Zealander Lorde. But while their friendship may be struggling, a Swift pal insists that the country artist-turned-pop vocalist loves Gomez and will always be there for her.

[From Us Weekly]

A source also says that Swifty was “disgusted” that Selena and Justin spent this past weekend together and it was the final straw. But hold up – where was I when Selena banged Ed Sheeran?!?!? THE HOBBIT GOT SOME BOOTY!! And Selena’s hot too… if Ed Sheeran was just some rebound sex to make Justin Bieber jelly, I bet Ed was fine that. He got to bang Selena, after all.

As for the whole psychodrama of Tay-tay being disgusted and all that… I’m Team Swifty on this one. I’ve had many girlfriends who get obsessed with the big losers in the world. I was always stuck in that position of “Do I tell her the truth about her boyfriend being a gigantic tool or should I let her find out for herself?” If anything, Swifty’s intense dislike for Lil’ Maple Leaf makes me like her more.

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  1. Samantha25 says:

    Although Taylor strikes me as the type to dump friends because of a bad boyfriend, I’m not sure this is true. I feel like they are still friends. If they aren’t it could be them just growing apart. A lot of people seem inseparable for years and just naturally stop being friends because of lifestyle changes.

  2. maybeiamcrazy says:

    This makes me respect Taylor. Seriously, she always seemed to be annoyed by their relationship. On another note, Selena needs to get it together.

    • NerdMomma says:

      Yes yes. I’m going to assume that Taylor will be there for her when she & Biebs break up for the thousandth time, and I hope Selena figures out she deserves so much better. Biebs is just so yucky. My kids think he’s gross & laugh at him.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        I might sound terribly cruel but she probably has been there enough. Maybe Selena should handle it alone this time. Maybe then she’ll get it together.

      • Rachel says:

        maybeimcrazy, I agree. It seems Taylor has been there for Selena through all the Justin drama, and she’s finally had enough. You can’t help someone who won’t help themselves. From past stories, it seems she’s tried to help Selena get past this little douche repeatedly, to no avail. There comes a point where you have to wash your hands of it. Watching your friend throw away her life in a toxic relationship is stressful, and I don’t blame her for wanting to get away from that.

  3. Lark says:

    I doubt it is Justin (although it’s annoying when people play the on and off thing multiple times and then come crying on your shoulder for the millionth time (I’ve had experience with this, sigh)). I think Selena is probably having issues with substance abuse, and Taylor couldn’t deal with it after her “2 week” stint in rehab (2 weeks isn’t going to do anyone any good).

  4. Selina says:

    Please cease calling that little dick “Lil Maple Leaf.” It’s not Toronto or Canada’s fault he is a disgusting runt.

  5. E says:

    I had friends like Selena. Coming to me describing how bad their boyfriends are, crying over my shoulder, deciding to never go back, that they deserve better blah blah blah… Hours and hours of stupid conversations like that going on for years! And then having fun with the boyfriend, coming back to me for the crying part. Team Taylor all the way.
    Of course I have learned my lesson too. I listen to your boyfriend problems for a few months tops. After that your are on your own. I don’t want to know. Pay a life-coach, psychologist. Not my problem. Do something. If you don’t want to do a thing about your problem, maybe you just enjoy the complaining part.

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s what I’m thinking too – Taylor probably was a shoulder to cry on for a long time, and then Selena goes right back to him? At some point that becomes exhausting and you need a little distance.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      Hown many times must you listen a friend crying for the same guy and to be okay when they comeback together?
      And i think the day when it will be really over with Bieber,Taylor will be the first to call Selena

    • Patricia says:

      Yes I agree. I think we’ve all had a friend who we had to cut off because we simply could not continue to support her choices, whether it be men or lifestyle. Sometimes the clearest way to show that you think someone deserves better is to distance yourself when they are engaging in destructive behavior.
      It’s sad and it’s a struggle. I recently had to cut things off with a friend that I love because she is living in a drama filled marriage and abusing substances, has pretended she wants things to change for two years and cried to me so many times, but perpetuates the drama. It’s sad and hard to cut yourself off from a friend like this, Taylor is showing strength in doing so.

  6. Samanthalous says:

    Good that baby face vixen needs tough love.

  7. Leah says:

    Usually you can put up with your friends horrible boyfriend. But it’s far more difficult to put up with their new found boozey drugs lifestyle.

  8. Luca26 says:

    Hasn’t there friendship been kaput since Tay-Tay got buddy buddy with Lorde?
    I so hate the Beib and it’s a shame Selena has gone back again but I get the feeling being dumped by Taylor happened first not(only) because of the Beib.

  9. serena says:

    Props to Swifty. Really I would have had enough too. Back and fort with that little douchbag, come on Selena.. I won’t say anymore ‘you’re better than this’ because maybe you aren’t. But surely Selena can do a lot better, no question to that.

    To Kaiser: I always try to make sure to let my friends know what I think about their boyfriends, hook-ups or whatever, I can’t lie to their faces If I really care about them.

  10. poppy says:

    doesn’t a good friend say “hey, you’re miserable and you spend all your time complaining about jerk face, he’s terrible to you and it sucks watching him trash your awesomeness” or do you just bail?
    i realize this is difficult because jerk face = JB but if it weren’t JB, what does a real friend do?
    maybe its just me but doesn’t a real friend tell you the truth in a nice way, no matter how uncomfortable? shouldn’t they let you know what’s wrong in your friendship -to at least give the friend a chance or options before the cut and run?
    i’d rather the onus be on the person that is making terrible choices, not because i couldn’t be a friend through thick and thin.

    but yeah, selena should GTFA from tiny turd. he must throw some serious money at her because she’s good enough to do better than JB. how else can it be explained? must be a ton of money. what a waste. smh

    • Kali says:

      If they’re a good friend, they should. But if you have to repeatedly say it over the course of months, it gets a bit old after a while. Obviously we don’t know the whole story here but it’s clear to everyone that Taylor doesn’t like the baby-douche-who-shall-not-be-named so I’m guessing she’s at least tried? I dunno. I’m usually pretty ambivalent over Taylor but if this is even remotely true, I want to give her a glass of wine as solidarity.

    • Alexandria says:

      I used to be glaringly honest with my girls if they were dating an asshat. But all it did was leave me with a trail of bitter friends. They DON’T want to hear the truth. So now, I say something along the lines of, “As long as you’re happy and he doesn’t hurt you then “do you”, my friend.” And if they beg for an honest opinion, I’ll give it to them once. If they don’t heed my advice (I’m a pro at spotting assclowns and Mr. Emotionally Unavailables a mile away) then I say, “Don’t come crying to me, for the sake of our friendship.” Because if I indulge that relationship insanity, we’ll both end up resenting each other.

    • lunchcoma says:

      Absolutely, but usually in cases like this, the friend has already said that dozens of time and the lovesick person has continued to brush it off. I don’t think this kind of thing justifies outright dumping a friend, but sometimes all you can do is back off a bit and wait for the person to make their own decision, and it sounds like that’s all Taylor has done. After all, “distancing” doesn’t mean “decided never to speak to again.”

      (…and now I’ve just defended Taylor Swift, which shows how screwed up this whole situation is.)

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I can’t blame Taylor for this. It doesn’t sound to me like she just bailed at the first sign of trouble. This has happened over and over and over. I’ve had friends like that – a friend will come to you hurt and crying because he cheated or lied, and you’re outraged on her behalf, you spend hours and hours discussing all the details and what a bastard he is and how she’s going to leave him and make a new life for herself, then, two days later, you get the phone call, he’s changed! He’s so sorry! All is heaven! So you try to regroup and celebrate with her, even though you have doubts. Two months go by and she arrives on your doorstep, in tears, he cheated again, he lied again, and you feel so bad for her, and she spends the night, and you stay up all night talking about how she made a mistake and was weak, and how that will never happen again, and how she’s strong and you build her up and support her decision and don’t say I told you so. Then a week later, he’s so sorry! He’s changed! This time he means it! And your heart sinks, and you might even cry for her. You try to be honest with her that she’s making a mistake, and she gets snippy with you. Why can’t you just be happy for her? And the cycle repeats, and repeats. Then one day, you just can’t anymore. You start to lose respect for her, and start to notice that she doesn’t call when they’re together, just when she needs you to help pick up the pieces of this mess that she keeps creating herself. You start to resent that and feel used, and you have no choice but to back off. You can’t keep putting yourself through the wringer just because she chooses to. One day they will break up for good. You might be able to repair the friendship if she understands what she put you through and why you had to back away, or she might blame you and you’ll just go your separate ways. Besides my husband and family, there’s nothing more precious to me than my girlfriends. But not all friendships can last forever, and sometimes you just have to distance yourself.

  11. Ari says:

    I can definitely see swifty not wanting to be anywhere near this toxic relationship im the same type of person i dont care if we are bffs for like 400 years – its too much for me to handle

    i think she will definitely be there though for her when they break up (again lol)

  12. eliza says:

    Good for Swifty. Gomez seems like she is heading for trouble both romantically and addiction wise.

  13. sapphoandgrits says:

    As Is aid yesterday in the Bieber thread, Selena also doesn’t get she has she two things going against her: she’s a “Disney Kid,” and she’s female. The public doesn’t let females get away with things like male celebrities do, even if what the young women do is nowhere near as bad (imagine a Roberta Downey). Selena has probably ruined what career she has because of this.

    You know, Swift runs much of her own career, including making most business decisions. She is business savvy and a smart cookie, and takes pains to keep her public image what she wants it to be, I honestly think she’s probably a pretty nice kid. Meredith and all the money she quietly gives to charity make me really like her. From a business standpoint, it makes sense to 86 Selena. From a personal standpoint, it’s smart and the best thing to 86 a toxic friend. Especially if that friend is hanging around with a criminal boyfriend and his scuzzy friends, and possibly doing stuff she really shouldn’t be doing.

    Selena is foolish and shortsighted.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      If only a person could bring themselves to believe that this was really a one way street, I would agree. But this is Taylor Swift we’re talking about here. The chick who trash-talks her exes to the entire world for tens of millions of dollars and attention. The chick who made a Youtube video of herself holding the Joe Jonas doll and telling the world not to date him. The chick who banged John Mayer, for chrissakes. There just isn’t any way that Taylor doesn’t unload on all of her friends too. No. way. And I don’t care how many times her PR people try and convince us that she’s a business whiz and a girl wunderkind, I’ve seen her speak and I’m not buying that one either.

      • Lila says:

        Believe it or not, a person’s grammar is not actually a failsafe way of telling their intelligence. It has been eight years since Taylor entered the scene and her career has gone up and up and up. That takes dedication, work ethic and brains. We’ve seen what happens to the young stars who are idiots on their own and only succeed by being tightly controlled by their management. I’ve seen no indication that Taylor is hiding a lazy, dependent idiot behind the scenes.

        If this is true, I’m on Taylor’s side. You can only tell someone that you disagree with their choices for so long, especially if you feel those choices are hurting them. Sometimes you have to show them how serious you are by backing away. Selena ended up in rehab and it doesn’t seem to have changed her thinking any. Especially when your friend’s behavior starts hurting your other friends, you have to let go at some point. This sounds like more than Taylor hating Justin Beiber. It sounds like Selena is hurting other people like Ed Sheeran and generally moving into another lifestyle. Selena should look around at the stars her age who are doing well and figure out what is different.

  14. idk says:

    Good now maybe they won’t sit next to each other at awards shows and dance annoyingly while the people behind them can’t see a thing.

  15. T.C. says:

    Swifty is a fair weather friend full stop. She hops from BFF to BFF.

    • Megan says:


      YES. I see everyone praising her for bailing on her Selena and I like, she clearly can’t keep friends OR a boyfriend so idk what she’s doing. She hope from guy to guy, writes all her songs about them then cries when people ask about it, and when a new young female comes on the scene Swifty can’t wait to stick to them like a leech and be bffs.

      It’s a little embarrassing tbh, almost as embarrassing as when she tried to insert herself in with Kennedy’s to be with Conor. You could tell she was just obsessed with the idea and the their name.

  16. womanaman says:


    Am I the only one who finds Ed Sheeran cute:P:P?

  17. Krista says:

    Agreed with all of the level headed people here.
    BUT I also love that The Rock and Taylor Lautner are in the background.

  18. TheCountess says:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but… good for Taylor. A friend with a toxic relationship is toxic by association. I can’t blame Swift for putting distance between herself and Selena.

  19. diva says:

    It’s crappy to turn your back on a friend even if you don’t like their bf. You are suppose to be there to support them especially when they are dealing with “that guy”, that EVERYONE dates and takes forever to get out your system.

  20. Baskingshark says:

    So will Taylor’s next song be about Selena now?

  21. Kosmos says:

    Whoever said that a woman couldn’t have a best friend and a boyfriend, too? I don’t get the problem here unless now that Bieber is back into her life, that she won’t have the extra bestie time to spend with Taylor….boo hoo! Don’t think for a minute that Taylor wouldn’t have spent time with her lover, if she had one at the time, but you can’t spend time with two people at once….wait! Maybe she can bring Taylor along to her Bieber get togethers??