Selena Gomez Honors Longtime Friend Francia Raisa With Heartfelt Birthday Wish

Selena Gomez is honoring one of her longtime friendships on a special occasion. The superstar paid tribute to pal Francia Raisa with a heartfelt 35th birthday post this week, sharing a trio of photographs of the pair smiling together over the years. “Happiest of birthdays to this special human being. No matter where life takes us, I love you,” she wrote in her Instagram caption alongside a red heart emoji. The post drew love from thousands of followers in the comment section, many of whom applauded the “Only Murders in the Building” star for giving Francia a public shoutout following rumors of a rift between the two – and Francia also gave Sel’s IG a like! The pair’s close connection made headlines back in 2017 when Francia donated one of her kidneys to Selena as the actress and singer battled lupus. Despite their special bond, reported tension arose after Selena told Rolling Stone last year that Taylor Swift is her “only friend in the industry.” Social media ignited with some considering the remark a subtle dig at Francia, who later unfollowed Selena on TikTok after Sel responded to the chatter in a comment that read, “Sorry I didn’t mention every person I know.” Though the pals have yet to directly address their reported rift, it seems they’re on solid ground these days.