Selena Gomez loves to be open with her fans. The 25-year-old singer and actress has talked about the challenges of growing up in the spotlight, her struggles with mental health and lupus, and her on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber (which seems to be on again).
The two reportedly spent Valentine’s Day together and enjoyed an intimate dinner date. When it comes to her connection with Bieber, Gomez told Elle magazine in 2015, “I’ll forever support [Justin] and love him in a way ... We grew up together.”
The celeb has also made it a point to share her battle with depression and anxiety. She recently completed a two-week treatment program in New York. Gomez told Harper’s Bazaar, “There won’t be a day when I’m like, ‘Here I am in a pretty dress — I won!’ I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else.”
The former Disney star hasn’t shied away from being honest about life in the limelight. In her 2014 WE Day speech, she told the crowd, “There’s so much pressure. You’ve gotta be sexy, you’ve gotta be cute, you’ve gotta be nice — you’ve gotta be all these things. … I realized I don’t know how to be anything but myself.”