The past few years have not been easy for Selena Gomez. Not only has she been dealing with an ongoing Lupus battle, the songstress had to endure hate online for weight fluctuations due to the illness.
In an interview with Giving Back Generation hosted by her friend Raquell Stevens, she discussed how the nasty comments affected her mental health. “It depends on even the month, to be honest, so for me I really noticed when people started attacking me for that,” she said. “That got to me big time. That really messed me up for a bit.”
After a brief social media break, and returning with chart-topping new music, Gomez says that she’s “very happy with living my life and being present. Because that’s it. Similar to me posting a photo and walking away; for me that’s it. I will do a red carpet, I will do whatever; I don’t need to see it; I participated; I felt wonderful and that’s where the extent of it is. I don’t care to expose myself to everyone and hear what they have to say.”
The songstress, no matter what the scenario, has her faith and some amazing friends in her life, who help her get through hard times. “My faith for sure [helps me when I’m feeling depressed or anxious]. It’s probably your fault that I’m crying,” she tells her pal. “Yes, I think once I started to really understand my spirituality, and believing in something much bigger than myself was very important for me. Because I don’t believe that I can do this life alone. I know that we’re not perfect. I know that what I read in the Word that I live in is all kinds of stories of pain and trials and redemption and restoration, so I believe that so much, but it’s my friends too. You guys help me through a lot of it and you walk through most of it with me.”
Listen to the full interview here.