The Revival singer had no qualms talking about social media, but goes into PR mode when asked about The Weeknd and Justin Bieber.
The heart wants what it wants.
Selena Gomez is Billboard’s Woman of the Year. To celebrate the monumental feat, the pop star covers their latest issue of the magazine. Prior to their interview together, Selena brushed up on how to field tough questions she knew she’d get asked. Smart!
The article mostly centers around her bravery following a kidney transplant earlier this year, and applauds her on body image (“my body is my own”).
Selena is one of the most polarizing figures in pop culture. She’s the most followed person on Instagram and is constantly embroiled in Internet fodder regarding her romantic relationships. Naturally, those subjects came up as well.
The Revival singer had no qualms talking about social media, but goes into PR mode when asked about The Weeknd and Justin Bieber. She claims she and Abel ended things as “best friends,” but running into the arms of your ex after a breakup probably didn’t sit well with him in actuality. Here’s how the singer paints the picture. Here’s a copy + paste except from the interview:
What has been the best part of being single?
The best part? It’s actually… you know what, though? Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd]. I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life. We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was pretty remarkable for me.
What brought Justin back into your life?
I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away. And [that goes for] people in general. I mean, I grew up with Demi [Lovato]. Nick and Joe [Jonas] and Miley [Cyrus] — we’ve gone through seasons in our lives. I don’t think it’s as serious as people make things out to be half the time. It’s just my life. I grew up with all of these people, and it’s so cool to see where everybody is. It comes back to the idea of me remaining full. I think a true representation of love is beyond just yourself. It’s me going to get coffee earlier this morning and talking with a woman who was celebrating her birthday and going to Disneyland for the first time. I told her about my favorite things there, and she got excited, and then I got excited because she was excited. The littlest things are impactful.
So she doesn’t entirely avoid the question. Selena cherishes people who have helped shape who she’s become, and that clearly includes Justin Bieber. Love is love.