The world got a rare glimpse of Selena Gomez’s late-summer birthday party fashion this weekend, courtesy of her friends on Instagram. The singer attended a family party for her close friend Raquelle Stevens’ mother. Gomez appears in a dreamy yellow summer dress in group photos taken at the party.
Gomez threw Stevens a birthday party earlier this year, back in March. Stevens shared a photo of it on her own Instagram, writing, “Best friends in the world 💞 thank you for throwing me such a beautiful party!”
The singer has also written about her friendship with Stevens on her Instagram before. Stevens is one of Gomez’s three best friends. They all got “4” tattoos together last August. “4 because these women have stayed by my side for 7 years (@ashley_cook 12 years) 4, because you are my 4 for the rest of my life,” Gomez wrote in her caption explaining the meaning of their tattoo. “I love you ladies. You all inspire me to be better, stronger, closer to god and we have lived the most INSANE story together already. Can’t wait for 50 more!! Ps @raquellestevens had an actual panic attack 🙄 it’s a dot!”
Gomez spoke on Coach’s Dream It Real podcast this spring about how Stevens and her friends help keep her grounded. “I have three amazing, amazing friends [Ashley Cook, Raquelle Stevens, and Courtney Lopez] and they are supportive, they are encouraging and when one of us maybe slips and falls, we aren’t afraid to be honest with each other,” Gomez said. “I just find that when I’m around other people or when I bring my friends with me to some places, people talk about our friendship, and I want girls to have that because it’s just so competitive and it’s very catty. I’ve seen a lot of cattiness, and I think it’s so important to have healthy friendships. Because they’re honest, they’re loving, they unconditionally love, they never judge, and they give me sound advice. And all my friends are different: one’s in real estate, one works in social media, one works in foundations. It’s just great. We’re all so different and we love each other.”