This is lesson 101 in young love.
Selena Gomez has opened up about what it was like to date Justin Bieber, and it's hard not to feel for her. In a discussion with the U.K.'s Sunday Times, the pop star dished about her on and off again relationship with the Biebster, which began sometime during 2010.
"I didn't think I was doing anything bad by falling in love," Selena told the outlet. "There's such an emphasis on people being the perfect thing and then destroying them because it's good press. Throw in the fact that you are a teenager — it makes it more difficult."
Gomez fell in and out of love in the public eye, so she definitely has a point. And still, she sees how difficult it is for fans to move on from that time in her life, saying, "It's difficult for people to separate us...The internet wants to freeze this moment in time and constantly repeat it."
As for that purity ring that she was rocking many moons ago, Selena revealed that it was just something that wasn't for her. "I'm also not embarrassed to say that the ring has come off. I got it was I was 13 and I respect so much what it represented, but it isn't for everyone," she said.
Regardless of her success or failure with future lovers, there's one person that will always be there for the pop star, and her name is Taylor Swift. "I can count on one hand the people I could call and who would be there for me. Taylor is one of the greatest people," Gomez admitted. "When I split with my first boyfriend [the aforementioned Jonas] and I was really sad about it, she flew into town with homemade cookies and a bunch of junk food."
Check out some shots from Selena Gomez's cover shoot below.
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