It’s a tangled web, involving fellow starlets Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift and some teen heartthrobs: Taylor Lautner, Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas. Here’s a primer on this incestuous crew:
- Miley used to date Nick seriously back in ’08; they broke up and Nick dated Selena, kicking off a catty YouTube rivalry between the Hannah Montana phenom and Selena (who posted clips mocking Miley on the site).
- Taylor Swift got serious with Joe, who dumped her in a now-famous 27-second phone call in October ’08. Months later, Taylor and Miley performed together at the 2009 Grammy Awards as the JoBros sat and watched. Cameras panned toward the Jonai to capture the awkward moment.
- Selena dated Taylor Lautner in the spring of 2009; then Taylor Swift dated him and cut him loose circa December 2009. Weeks after that split, Selena reportedly rekindled the flame with the Twilight hunk — who was totally getting passed around! Not that he minded, probably. Then Selena got back together with Nick. But that was short-lived. Selena and the singer broke up this past April. Our brains hurt!
- Selena Gomez is very good friends with Taylor Swift, despite the Tay-Tay-sharing. Demi is now BFF with Miley (who may or may not be the biggest Selena fan). Miley and Taylor are pretty friendly, it seems.
- Demi and Taylor are both friendly with John Mayer in real life and on Twitter. Make of this what you will.
More on the end of the Selena-Demi friendship, which appears to have unraveled late last Spring: Weeks after Selena and Taylor Lautner called it quits (the first time) in May 2009, Demi was vehemently denying that she was smitten for Taylor, who was starting to gain mad buzz for his upcoming Twilight: New Moon role. She and Selena were still BFFs at this point. Anyways: Six months after Demi’s denial, Tay-Tay Lautner was hooking up with Taylor Swift, who’s sort of the Audrina Patridge of this Disney/Hills scenario. Not in the inner circle of Demi and Selena (cuz three’s a crowd), the magical country princess (that would be Taylor Swift) seemed like their stepsister, and Demi’s denials of finding Lautner cute may have been a precursor to protecting her relationship with Selena. Perhaps Selena became friendly with Taylor “The Tooth Fairy” swift over their shared histories with a certain werewolf.
So what does Taylor Swift have to do with the price of bread?