Selena Gomez is living her best life every day, eating good food, taking beautiful selfies, preaching mental health issues, and all this, while making friends. Even at age 29, the singer has friends in high places, one of whom is iconic “Friends” actress, Jennifer Aniston.
From the outside world, it’s almost impossible to picture famous people engaging in normal and related activities, however, the flash news for today is that celebrities are humans with blood flowing through their veins. Besides the glamor and constant need to look perfect, these beings do very relatable things behind the scenes, including being starstruck by another celebrity.
Severally, fans have heard of A-List actors and singers who coincidentally met Beyoncé at an event, and became overwhelmed with excitement, because she has always been their favorite.
In Gomez and Aniston’s case, the attraction started from the “Kill Em With Kindness” singer’s childhood. She idolized the actress at a young age, and always wanted to meet her in real life to tell her that she is a huge fan. Luckily, she got the opportunity to do this many years later.
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Selena Gomez Finally Met Her Idol
Gomez had a blood rush when she came on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” as a guest and met Aniston, who was filling in as a guest host. However, this was not the first time that the singer crossed paths actress in real life— she explained in detail on the show.
The “Murder Mystery” actress, who was a sweetheart as always, assured the singer that she would not scare her off. Gomez on the other hand went on to describe the sudden and nerve-wrecking way she found herself in the same room as the actress.
She reminisced about the event, stating that it happened in a bathroom during an event that she also got an invite to. According to the singer, she saw Aniston briefly in a black dress, walking out of the bathroom. She fessed; “… And my heart stopped. And I freaked out. And I ran to my mom. And I was like ‘Oh My God! I just saw Jennifer Aniston.”
One thing about a fangirl and her celebrity crush is that even when a conversation hasn’t ensued between the parties involved, an unplanned meeting is enough to make the fangirl’s heart jump in excitement, which is exactly what happened with Gomez. She had idolized Aniston for most of her teenage years, and meeting her for the first time was one of the most amazing periods of her life.
Selena Gomez Took Her First Selfie
Not every fangirl gets the opportunity to take a selfie with the celebrity she likes, but Gomez did, and no doubt, it is one of the photos she cherishes to date.
In 2014, the “Same Old Love” singer uploaded a photo on her Instagram, that showed her and Aniston in a cute selfie. She then opened up in the caption that she has always been a fangirl for the actress since she was eight years old.
While the singer jokingly insinuated that she may have been obsessed with the “Horrible Bosses” actress, as she followed her career closely, fans knew that she was coming from a place of love. Also, Gomez dedicated the post to the actress’ 2014 movie titled “CAKE.” She also stressed that she had several important and ‘real heart’ discussions with the actress, that made her career.
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This subtle and beautiful friendship is one of many celebrity friendships in the industry, that also started off through a bit of fangirling or fanboy.
Selena Gomes Reveals Another Meeting
Just like the normal world, the chance of a celebrity meeting another star that they like at a party or event is slim to none. These superstars engage different social groups, attend selected events, and even when they find themselves in the same room, it’s often filled with hundreds of people. For this reason, a famous person meeting another is unlikely, unless it’s unplanned.
Speaking of unplanned situations, the Universe brought Aniston and Gomez together again through an unusual channel that they were not even aware of until they finally met.
During an interview with 103.5 KTU radio station, the “Lose You To Love Me” singer opened up about meeting the actress through her manager. Apparently, the pair crossed paths again because Allen Keshishian was managing both of them at the same time.
Gomez revealed that upon meeting her, Aniston could not wait to start making plans for a girl’s nights out. The duo engaged in several activities together, including making pizzas at Aniston’s house. “She give me a lot of maternal advice,” Gomez told the radio station.
Friends For Life
The age difference between Aniston and Gomez is more than two-decades-long, however, that has not hindered their beautiful friendship since they became acquainted years ago.
Gomez disclosed on several occasions that the actress has been there for her more times than she can count, and hopefully, they continue in this fashion for many years to come. However, giving and receiving advice is not all there is to the stars’ relationship.
On social media, the pair constantly praise one another and encourage each other to press forward in their respective careers and industries.