During Gomez’s performance of “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” at the 2014 American Music Awards, Swift became completely emotional and teary-eyed. However, it turns out there was even more crying backstage.
She told Manchester’s Key 103 Radio Station.
When I performed “The Heart Wants What It Wants” she was like sobbing backstage and she’s like, ‘I’m so proud of you, that was everything I always wanted people to see about you’, and it’s just like really cool. She’s incredible.
Gomez also reveals that Swift has also helped guide her to find her musical identity.
Taylor’s just been such an incredible inspiration and she’s just like one of my biggest supporters. She has always wanted to see me find what makes me different and never forced her opinion too much; she would just tell me what she believed and what she thinks I should do.
The 23-year-old might also need her bestie’s advice, since NBC has announced that Gomez will be joining The Voice this upcoming season.
She will be part of season nine of the hit show by serving as advisor to Gwen Stefani’s team. The announcement comes on the heels of the announcement that Rihanna is joining the show this fall as a key advisor to all the judges.
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) August 17, 2015
Season nine of The Voice returns Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.