London: Singer Selena Gomez says her best friend Taylor Swift is nothing less then a sister for her.

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez

The 23-year-old "Good For You" songtress and Swift, 25 have been friends since eight years and consider each other like a family, reported Female First.

"She's like a sister to me. Taylor and I dated Jonas bothers together. We met when she was 18. I was 15 or 16. She was so great to me. Then we became best friends. She would fly out to see me when I was going through something really hard.

We'd eat a lot of fattening food and vent," Gomez said.

She also thanked the "Bad Blood" hitmaker for encouraging her to be more open and make more friends in the industry.

"Taylor is a lot more trusting than I am. I have trust issues, given my situation. She's very open, so she brings out this other side of me," she said.