Selena Gomez lands a People Of The Year cover as she talks mental health so others ‘know they’re not alone’: ‘We’re not all a certain way and we’re not meant to be’
And in the 28-year-old star’s interview, she revealed she is candid about her personal issues so that her fans ‘know they’re not alone.’
Telling her story: Selena Gomez revealed she is candid about her personal issues so that her fans ‘know they’re not alone’
Inside the magazine Selena discussed her inclusive cosmetics company Rare Beauty, which she announced in February and launched this September.
Months ago Selena said in a press release that she is planning to raise $100 million within a decade through her company to ‘support people who needed access to mental health services, which have had a profound impact on my life.’
The brand’s social media also features inspirational posts such as: ‘Before you scroll by, tag someone you love and tell them how much they mean to you.’
In her new interview Selena acknowledged: ‘I don’t feel like Rare Beauty would have been [possible] three or four years ago.’
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She explained: ‘I understand now how it feels to be on the other side, comparing myself or thinking I need to look more like this or more like that to fit in.’
The Come And Get It singer went on: ‘It can take a toll on you, for sure. We’re not all a certain way, and we’re not meant to be.’
She added: ‘It’s fair to say that I am 1000 percent on the journey with the consumers. It’s not easy for everybody, and I want people to know they’re not alone.’
Selena this year revealed to NPR that she was ‘a victim to certain abuse’ during her turbulent on-off relationship with fellow pop star Justin Bieber.
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When asked if she was referring to ’emotional abuse’ she shared: ‘Yes, and I think that it’s something that – I had to find a way to understand it as an adult.’
She and Justin were teenage sweethearts but had their last breakup in 2018, months before he had a courthouse marriage to Hailey Baldwin.
The month after Justin married Hailey, Selena reportedly suffered a breakdown connected to her lupus and entered treatment for her mental health.
A day after news broke of Selena’s alleged breakdown, Justin was spotted looking anguished as he sat in his car beside Hailey.
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This year she told the Wall Street Journal she has ‘found out I do suffer from mental health issues. And, honestly, that was such a relief.’
She shared: ‘I realized that there was a way to get help and to find people that you trust. I got on the right medication, and my life has been completely changed.’
Selena, who has depression and anxiety, remembered: ‘My highs were really high, and my lows would take me out for weeks at a time.’
In the autumn of this year she posed in a bikini on Instagram to show the scars from the kidney transplant she got in 2017 to treat her lupus.
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‘Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I’m proud of that,’ she wrote in her caption.
Although she had been diagnosed with lupus years before she went public with her illness, she made the announcement to Billboard in 2015.
She revealed that she had ‘been through chemotherapy’ to try and treat the illness, resulting in her much-publicized stay at the Arizona rehab Meadows.