Selena Gomez opened up for the first time about her relationship with Justin Bieber following her recent split from The Weeknd.
“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,” the singer shared in a piece published Thursday by Billboard magazine after being asked about what brought Bieber back into her life.
“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,” she added. “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,” she continued. “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.”
At one point, she shared that even though her and The Weeknd were no longer dating, they had remained friends.
“Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd],” Gomez shared. “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.”