Selena Gomez: Replacing Taylor Swift with Katy Perry as BFF!

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Having decided she is SO over staying in at night and baking cookies, Selena Gomez has dumped Taylor Swift and sought the company of a new confidant:

Katy Perry! Says a source close to the pop star:

“Katy has been helping Selena ... she’s doing everything she can to help her right now as far as being a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to that will understand."

“She’s like a big sister to her, a non-judgmental big sister. Katy doesn’t push her opinions on Selena, but whenever Selena needs her, she is there for her.”

Non-judgmental = the opposite of Taylor Swift?

Reading between the lines, it looks like Selena wants a female pal who doesn't care if she's back together with Justin Bieber ... and who's more fun.

Not to mention, “Katy has a lot of life experience as far as fame, relationships and dealing with players,” the source says of Perry's own history.

“Compared to Russell Brand or John Mayer, Justin is still a kid. Those guys are real womanizers so Katy knows exactly what Selena is dealing with.”

This is true. John Mayer has probed more holes than Katy would probably like to admit, and on his worst day, Justin is a punk who isn't even semi-hard.

Selena has been making other changes, including firing her parents, Brian and Mandy Teefey, as her managers in favor of Katy’s manager Bradford Cobb.

Clearly, Taylor isn't the only one on the chopping block.

Cobb helped propel Katy to superstardom and Selena is hoping he will do the same for her ... while at the same time bringing her closer to her new BFF.

Also on the chopping block? Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who she famously unfollowed after Coachella after one or both got too close to Justin Bieber.

So high school. All of these people.

Sources say she's quashed that beef and there's no bad blood between Selena and the sisters, but it looks like she's content to be in Katy's presence now.

What do you think? Is Katy Perry a good or bad influence on Selena Gomez? And is the latter obsessed with drama and headed for a real breakdown?

Share your comments below ...


Katy Perry is indeed an older and more mature woman. Selena has made the right choice by picking her. Selena may be better off without Taylor Swift as a friend and Justin Bieber as an on- and off- again boyfriend.


I love Selena to death, but she needs to get her life together. I do not blame her for dumping Tayler, she dump her first. When Selena started hanging out with Justin, she wanted nothing to do with Selena and said it was over if she kept hanging out with Justin. Real friends should not tell you who to date or who not to date. If she want to be with Justin who cares, he must have something that she cant find in anyone else to keep having Selena going back to him.
I have not always like Katy but I think she is someone that Selena can depend on. Selena is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life, and I think people need to back off. Having every little thing reported about you dose put a lot of stress on you. Selena needs to make her own decisions and see where it takes her, even if we don't like it. If she falls, she will learn from it and get back up and try again. All she is trying to do right now, is control her own life for once, and right now she needs people like Katy and Demi (who has been through similar situations) to be there for her, and wont tell her what do. Demi and Selena are still close friends, just have not gotten together lately.


Selena has the same management team as Katy, so this just cheap PR. But lets pretend 29 year old Katy IS 21 year old Selena's BFF. Katy married a guy who publicly admits he's been treated for sex, drug and alcohol addiction. That would be Russell Brand. and He walked out on Katy! !Good choice, Karty. And then who next? None other than infamous womanizer John Mayer! Taylor Swift had the good sense to dump John when she was19. Katy hooked up with John when she was 27!
So...I love Katy, bless her heart, but her relationship advice? I'd do the exact opposite of anything she says. Sit around with Selena, (she of the "bolt from rehab" fame), hoist a few Martini's, shoot the breeze. But please! No relatiomship advice.
Also? Swift ditched Gomez after Gomez ran from rehab 4 weeks early, retiring to all that fun partying, drinking and cough syrup drinking Bieber. Little chipmunk Selinita is getting a little too big for her britches with her arrogant stories. Better watch your back, Katy!


These females have enough problems with the males in their lives without a supposedly good friend telling them how to live their lives. Taylorsvtrack record shoes she's not just a crappy date, but also a poor friend. Maybe her miney keeps her warm.


so selena reached the age of 18


She will end-up in the gutter and be wasted!


Taylor figured out John Mayer was an ass and a womanizer in about 4 months. It took the divorced Katy Perry 2 years to figure it out, and she was the fool who kept going back to him after breaking up numerous times. So I guess Katy is much better at giving advice to the little lush Selena about how she should try and make thing work with Bieber the looser. P S Demi Lovato has not been seen with or talked about Selena since she left rehab after 2 weeks. Demi has zero tolerance about being around any type of party scene.

@ merideth

Thank you, Meredith, you noticed Demi Lovato disappeared, too! Taylor was also out of the picture after Selena ran away from rehab, until people started acting concerned about the stability of young Gomez when she unfollowed everyone from her Instagram account. Then Swift goofed and tried to reach out, called, texted, no response. Then the word is put out--little chipmunk Selenita ditched Swift! Ha!! Yeah, Swift is dying for her friendship. I tthink Swift was a bit naive, given all of Selena's other acting out. Demi knows better.
I think Demi and Taylor were two of the close friends who participated along with the family im an intervention with Selena right before she whe went into rehab ( the word was--close friends and family "expressed their deep concerns") thus, she's been throwing tantrums at these people ever since.
I hope Selena gets her act together. It will be very sad to watch her go on a long downward spiral.

@ Hill

Her new publicist is coming....BEWARE GOSSIPS! There's a new sheriff coming to town.

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