Inside Selena Gomez And Francia Raisa's Friendship Today

Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa have been "friendship goals" since 2017. Raisa graciously donated her kidney to Gomez, who was suffering from lupus-induced kidney failure, per CNN. Unfortunately, the pair's friendship has since been called into question. Things started to take a turn once observant fans noticed Raisa didn't seem particularly jovial during a 2018 interview with Self. During that time, she revealed that Gomez learned that she was a potential match before she did and delivered the news via Facetime. Angered that the doctor shared the information before she could process the news, she called her social worker to vent. During the call, they warned her that, if she went through with the donation, she'd have a more difficult recovery than Gomez. "The recipient is going to glow and she's going to recover a lot faster than the donor because she's receiving something she needs; you're losing something you don't need to lose." Ultimately, Raisa endured a difficult recovery, as did Gomez, who had to have emergency surgery shortly after the transplant.

Two years later, Radar Online published an anonymous source's statement, which said the friends hadn't spoken in 9 months, implying it was because of Gomez's decision to drink, which is not recommended for transplant patients. If this report is to be believed, the two have since made up, as they've publicly addressed each other several times over the past couple of years, giving their dedicated fans hope for the future.

Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa made a TikTok

Selena Gomez recently shocked her fans when she brought Francia Raisa onto her TikTok account to participate in the viral "he's a 10" trend, where participants share the traits and habits that keep guys from being "10s." In the video, the pair banter back and forth as they list off their pet peeves. "He's a 10 but his breath stinks," Raisa touts. Unphased, Gomez questions, "and I can't fix that?" Later in the video, during one of Gomez's turns, she proposes: "He's a 10, but he hates your best friends" to which Raisa jokingly responds: "Ah. I hate her too sometimes." The pair then break out into a fit of laughter, which ends with Gomez stating: "Honestly, fair enough."

The video, posted in July 2022, has since racked up over one million likes. While the friends didn't directly address the rumors of discontent, this could be their way of trying to quiet the chatter about their private relationship.

However, this isn't the first time that Gomez has made waves on TikTok. In December 2021, Gomez posted a video of a doctor stating what constituted heavy drinking (8 drinks a week for women) and inserted a clip of herself saying "Oh," implying she met the threshold. And even though she captioned the video "it's a joke," fans quickly called her out and brought up Raisa's sacrifice. Replying to one user, Gomez hit back: "It was a joke a** (via People).

Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa over the years

Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa have a bond that dates back over a decade. According to Raisa, they first met in 2007 while doing charity work at a hospital for Disney and "just clicked" (Via Teen Vogue). From there, the pair struck up a friendship that spanned several stages of life.

Way back in 2013, they participated in a viral dance video possibly poking fun at Gomez's ex, Justin Bieber (via ET Canada). When Billboard presented Gomez with the 2019 "Women of the Year" award, she dedicated it to Raisa. "To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life." In 2020, Raisa spoke out over a distasteful" comment written on a wall in the "Saved By The Bell" reboot, which read "Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?" After users on social media complained, the show apologized, but Raisa didn't let them off that easily, urging them to not forget about the donors who may feel away by their dismissive gesture.

Recently, Raisa, while promoting her new show "How I Met Your Father," was asked about the importance of having a friend like Gomez in the entertainment industry. "I think it's just important in general to have friendships in this industry," she said during a segment of E! News Daily Pop. "It's really, really tough to find or just to kinda grow into, especially when people's careers start changing and stuff." Gotta love the power of friendship!