Taylor Swift: An all-powerful entourage headed by her ‘ex-sister-in-law’ Selena Gomez

At the Golden Globes, the singer was seen talking to with performer Keleigh Sperry, while also encouraging Emma Stone, one of her close friends who she’s written a song about. Sophie Turner and Brittany Mahomes are also part of the superstar’s inner-circle

Young love doesn’t always offer the expected results. Sometimes, it can give you even better ones.

Clearly, 34-year-old Taylor Swift and 31-year-old Selena Gomez can verify this. Both women dated the Jonas Brothers. The relationships — which took place in 2008 — saw Swift (then 18) date Joe Jonas, who’s now recently-separated from actress Sophie Turner. That year, at the age of 16, Gomez was with Nick Jonas, who’s now married to Priyanka Chopra.

There was a media frenzy when the four went out for dinner together in August 2008. Then, the relationships ended. Still, Swift and Gomez forged an alliance that — more than 15 years later — has become strong, overcoming time and distance. Their friendship is evidence of the power of support between women in the cutthroat world of American entertainment. And while nowadays such relationships are seen as matters of feminism and sisterhood, three decades ago, such friendships were treated almost as a joke.

The “girl power” that the Spice Girls were talking about nearly a quarter-of-a-century ago reached the Golden Globes last Sunday. Swift — Time magazine’s person of the year (and probably for many of the millions of people who’ve seen her in The Eras Tour, both live and in theaters) — was seen on the red carpet thanks to her nomination in a category created this year: “cinematic and box office achievement.” The category seemed practically reserved for Swift and for Barbie, which took home the prize. But on the carpet, at the gala and in the media, the singer boasted of friendship. And not only of her friendship with Gomez — who was nominated for her role as Mabel Mora in the series Only Murders in the Building — but also with the actress Keleigh Sperry, with whom she arrived arm-in-arm and sat at the table, along with nominee Jennifer Lawrence and the award-winning Emma Stone, whom she encouraged relentlessly.

Stone has said that she and Swift have known each other for more than 15 years and that they’ve always connected. In fact, the singer recently released a song called When Emma Falls In Love. And, throughout the awards season — as she was promoting the film Poor Things — when Stone was asked questions about whether she’s the Emma in the song, she would cryptically reply: “Ask Taylor.”