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Selena Gomez Opens Up In Candid Cover Story: "People Were Taking Away My Narrative"

Selena Gomez Opens Up In Candid Cover Story: "People Were Taking Away My Narrative"
April 13, 2020 - 20:17 / Amanda Stanford

Selena Gomez is stepping out of the shadows and opening up about her personal life. In a new cover story, the singer shared intimate details about her mental health, and life in the tabloids.

Selena Gomez doesn't hold back

Selena Gomez has had her fair share of publicity throughout the years, and finally the singer is opening up, sharing intimate details of her personal life and struggles.

Selena Gomez attends the 2020 Hollywood Beauty Awards

During a cover story for Interview magazine, Gomez shed some light on life in the limelight, and what it was like being a child star.

“My intention was never to become a tabloid,” Gomez said. “So when things kind of happened that way, it got out of control. And then I was like, ‘Wait, none of this is true.’"


The star continued, "The way the media has sometimes tried to explain things has made it sound really bad, when in reality there’s nothing wrong with the fact that I needed to go away or that I fell in love. I had to start opening up because people were taking away my narrative, and it was killing me.”

The 27 year old was often in the tabloids for her on-again-off-again relationship with ex Justin Bieber. Not only was she struggling with her relationship, the star also revealed she has always battled with depression.

“I think it showed people that I was weak in certain moments and that I had troubles,” she said. “Some people just get off on building people up and then trying to bring them down.”

Recently, Gomez also opened up to fellow Disney child actress Miley Cyrus about her bipolar diagnosis.


In her interview with Cyrus, she explains that she had anxiety, panic attacks, and bouts of depression along with conquering lupus.

In 2018, the Disney alum sought treatment for anxiety and depression, and completed a two-week program in New York City as a result of complications from lupus.

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I'm very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn't promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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This past January, Gomez released her album Rare, marking it her first album in 5 years.

“I wrote it at the beginning of last year and had just gotten out of treatment,” Gomez said of the track.

"It was a moment when I came back, and I was just like, 'I'm ready to go into the studio with people I trust and start working on songs.' There was an air around it where people were very happy because it was like I was going to finally be me," she added.

Interview's April 2020 issue is available world wide April 21.