Perry just opened up about how their relationship has changed now that their infamous six-year feud has come to an end. In a new interview with Australia’s Stellar magazine, the “Never Really Over” singer offered some candid insight into her newfound friendship with the pop star, admitting that while they’re not “very close,” due to their busy schedules, they do “text a lot.”
“Well, we don’t have a very close relationship because we are very busy, but we text a lot,” she admitted in the interview. Still, Perry took a moment to praise the Lover hitmaker’s “self-awareness” and “vulnerability” in her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, in which Swift opened up about struggling with an eating disorder, politics, and her sexual assault trial.
“I was impressed by her documentary because I saw some self-awareness starting to happen and I saw a lot of vulnerability,” the American Idol judge said. “I was really excited for her to be able to show that to the world: that things aren’t perfect, they don’t have to be and it’s more beautiful when they aren’t.”
The pair’s bad blood officially came to an end last year when Perry made a surprise appearance in Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” music video. The cameo was tough for Perry to be a part of, but she explained that fans needed to see they had truly put their feud to bed.
“Even though it was difficult, it was important to make that appearance in the music video because people want people to look up to. We wanted it to be an example of unity,” she said. “Forgiveness is important. It’s so powerful. If you can forgive your enemy, that’s amazing. As difficult as it is!”
This past July, Perry detailed how she and Swift made up in an interview with Kyle and Jackie O, confirming that she’s the one who extended an olive branch first—literally.
“It was a process. I sent her a literal olive branch and a note apologizing for my part in all of it when she started her Reputation tour,” she explained. “We started talking a little bit and…trusting each other. Because it’s about trusting.”
From there, the two buried the hatchet, deciding they wanted to be “a symbol of redemption and forgiveness.” It’s safe to say they have accomplished that goal. You truly love to see it.