With a single Instagram submit, Selena Gomez shut down rumors that she and her longtime buddy and kidney donor, actress Francia Raísa, have an estranged relationship.
Alongside three undated photographs of the duo, Gomez wrote on Wednesday, “Happiest of birthdays to this particular human being. Regardless of the place life takes us, I like you. ❤️ @franciaraisa“
The submit for Raísa’s thirty fifth birthday, which counted greater than 2 million likes inside an hour for the top-followed girl on Instagram, comes eight months after Gomez referred to as Taylor Swift “my solely buddy within the business” in a Rolling Stone interview revealed Nov. 3.
After the interview, followers famous that the “Grown-ish” star didn’t observe Gomez on Instagram and speculated whether or not the remark might have been an element. The “Solely Murders within the Constructing” actress at the moment follows Raísa, however not vice versa.
Francia Raísa thought-about Selena Gomez a ‘finest buddy’ and ‘sister’
Up to now, the 2 have been public with their shut bond, with Raísa recalling in a 2018 SELF interview that she had no hesitation in getting examined to see if she could be a match with Gomez for a kidney transplant.
“Clearly, it was like, you are my finest buddy; you are my sister,” Raísa mentioned.
In 2017, Gomez revealed she underwent a transplant to obtain a kidney donated by Raísa. In an interview with “In the present day” later that yr, she described the process as a “life-or-death” transfer.
She mentioned she underwent the transplant as a part of her battle in opposition to lupus, an autoimmune illness that usually assaults the kidneys. The singer has publicly battled lupus for years, sharing that she additionally underwent chemo as a part of her remedy.
“She gave me the final word present and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me,” Gomez mentioned of Raísa in her Instagram submit in regards to the surgical procedure. “I’m extremely blessed. I like you a lot sis.”
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Francia Raísa celebrated her thirty fifth birthday with a pool get together
Raísa seems to be celebrating her huge day together with her mates at a rooftop pool get together. She posted a number of photographs of herself in an orange bikini and captioned them with “If I’m not in a bikini on my birthday then it’s not my birthday.”
Although she has not but publicly acknowledged Gomez’s message, Raísa shared a number of different well-wishers’ posts to her Instagram Story.
Contributing: Charles Trepany, USA TODAY