Selena Gomez confirms she has not dated anyone since splitting from Justin Bieber two years ago: ‘I need time by myself… just me and my dog’
Selena Gomez has a big year ahead of her as she will soon release her first album in four years, the much anticipated Rare which has already spawned the hits Lose You To Love Me and Look At Her Now.
And the Texas native seems ready for the challenge, she told WSJ Magazine’s February Talents And Legends Issue, which will hit newsstands on January 18.
The album is a reflection of her painful 2018 split from Justin Bieber and his subsequent romance with Hailey Baldwin.
The former Disney star now admits that she was so derailed by his change of heart that she has been single ever since. ‘I need time by myself,’ the cover girl shared. ‘I love going to my room at the end of the day. Just me and my dog. I got the full granny panties situation, stretched out in my bed.’
New conversation: Selena Gomez has a big year ahead of her as she will soon release her first album in four years, the already critically acclaimed Rare. And the Texas native seems ready for the challenge, she told WSJ Magazine’s February Talents And Legends issue
Not dating: The former Disney star also insisted that she has been completely single since her 2018 split from longtime beau Justin Bieber whom she first romanced in 2011
And all those men she has been linked to since 2018 like One Direction vet Niall Horan? All friends.
‘I’ve been single for over two years now,’ she confirmed.
And her writing partner Julia Michaels also said that Selena has confessed that she wants a new boyfriend.
‘Justin [Tranter] and I will go to the studio before [Gomez arrives] and gather ideas,’ Michaels said.
‘I’ll text her to say, “What kind of mood are you in?” One time she responded, “I’m feeling strong and happy,” and then she said at the end of the text: “I really just want a boyfriend.”‘
Honest approach: The star said it took a while to collect herself. ‘I need time by myself,’ she says. ‘I love going to my room at the end of the day. Just me and my dog. I got the full granny panties situation, stretched out in my bed’
She did not date Niall Horan: ‘I’ve been single for over two years now,’ she confirmed
‘I thought we should do a song about it. Of the resultant song, I Want a Boyfriend, Tranter says, ‘One of the lyrics is about a fine line between a want and a need. Yes, she wants a boyfriend, but it’s not a need. She’s OK on her own, and we all should be too.’
Her longtime Taylor Swift also spoke with WSJ Magazine.
‘This is the first time I’ve heard her truly channel the details of her emotional experience,’ said Swift.
‘I just thought, Wow, she’s finally allowing herself to let other people know things aren’t always OK. You can be vulnerable and lonely and independent and strong and brave and scared all at once.’
Ready for a new man: And her writing partner Julia Michaels also said that Selena has confessed that she wants a new boyfriend: ‘I’ll text her to say, “What kind of mood are you in?” One time she responded, “I’m feeling strong and happy,” and then she said at the end of the text: “I really just want a boyfriend”‘
Her best friend: Selena also said she has not wanted to date it he past two years and would rather spend time alone with her dog
The two have stayed tight through highs and lows including Selena’s split with Taylor’s pal Justin.
‘I knew from when I met her I would always have her back. In my life, I have the ability to forgive people who have hurt me. But I don’t know if I can forgive someone who hurts her.’
Selena said of Taylor: ‘We clicked instantly and, man, that was my girl.
‘We both went through s*** at the same time. She taught me a lot about how I should be treated at a young age.
Solo and hotter than ever: Her single Lose You To Love Me about erasing Justin from her life hit the #1 spot on music charts
So painful: After she split from Bieber in early 2018, he started dating Hailey Baldwin. They soon after became engaged and then they wed in the summer of 2018 with another wedding in 2019
‘There’s so much of my friendship with Taylor that people don’t know about because we don’t necessarily feel the need to post about everything we do,’ Gomez explained.
‘She has showed up for me in ways that I would have never expected. Flown in because I was hurt and was going through something. Stuff that was going on with my family. It’s been proven year after year and in every moment of my life that she is one of my best friends in the world. We don’t agree on everything, but we respect each other with everything.’
Gomez also reflected on the pain that came with her bad breakup with Bieber
Ready to sing again: Rare is the first album she has released in four years
‘I feel like I was supposed to go through everything I’ve gone through.’
‘I had low self-esteem, and that’s something I work on continuously. But I feel so empowered because I’ve gained so much knowledge about what was going on mentally,’ she said,
‘My highs were really high, and my lows would take me out for weeks at a time,’ she recalls.
Gomez has now been working with therapists for more than six years, she told WSJ Magazine.
And she has ‘been in and out of treatment facilities.’
She added, ‘I found out I do suffer from mental health issues. And, honestly, that was such a relief.
‘I realized that there was a way to get help and to find people that you trust,’ she added. ‘I got on the right medication, and my life has been completely changed.’
Getting well also included taking a year off from Instagram.
‘I’d rather stay away from anything that’s going to make me feel like s***,’ she said.
‘I got back on [Instagram] because I was releasing music, but I just told my best friend Courtney [Lopez] yesterday, I’m going to have to take it off my phone again soon,’ she says. ‘They know I have an addictive personality, and it can be unhealthy.’
A true pal: Her longtime Taylor Swift also spoke with WSJ Magazine. ‘This is the first time I’ve heard her truly channel the details of her emotional experience,’ said Swift; seen on Sunday
She also talked about suffering from Lupus, which involved her getting a kidney transplant.
‘The lupus was a huge thing that happened to me, then the kidney thing happened, and that was the scariest because, yeah, you could actually die,’ she says. The transplant was a two-hour surgery.
‘The moment I came out I remember starting to shake and my mom screaming and then being put back under,’ she recalled.
Due to complications, the surgery lasted another seven hours, and in the process her doctors had to use arteries from her legs, reported the WSJ Magazine
‘That’s what makes you go, You know what, I’m just so happy to be alive,’ she added.
Though Gomez is known mostly as a singer, she has a strong acting background.
She was on the TV series Wizards Of Waverly Place for years and has starred in movies like Monte Carlo and Spring Breakers.
And she wants to get back to it.
‘I want to do movies so bad. I want to do TV so bad,’ she admitted.
‘I find that I look too young most of the time, or people can’t separate the two [the real Selena from a character], which bums me out. So I continue to audition, and I just have to wait for whenever my time is.’
Solo: This month the star shared this photo with the caption, ‘Hi New Year. Let’s make this one better than the rest’
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