Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez says her mental health story was twisted a lot, which made her angry.
In an interview with her mother Mandy Teefey for the newsletter The Newsette, Selena opened up about going public with her mental health struggles, reports eonline.com.
“For me, I had to give up social media, so I would go through these periods when I wouldn’t (use my accounts),” she said.
The singer-actress continued: “But I got so angry that my story was twisted into so many different things. The first time I posted (again), I was like, ‘I claim my own story, so if you don’t hear it from me, then it’s not true’. Did I go and get help? Yes I did. But I’m not ashamed. I feel better and I feel like I can understand a lot of things now.’”
“I think that was my moment when I knew (nobody) was going to take my story away from me. And I really do believe that I made the circle, if you will, of making the media look like s**t if they’re making fun of someone who has mental health issues,” Selena added.
In April this year, Selena joined pop star Miley Cyrus in an Instagram Live and shared that she is bipolar. She has also said that she wants to use her voice to raise awareness about the illness.
Selena Gomez has hinted she will have lots of new music arriving in 2021 and has vowed to top her 2020 album ‘Rare’
Selena Gomez has teased that she has “a whole little vessel of good things coming” in 2021.
The 28-year-old superstar has reflected on the challenging past 12 months amid the coronavirus pandemic and admitted that despite her success with her comeback album, ‘Rare’, her first full-length release since 2015’s ‘Revival’, it has been a “bittersweet” year.
However, she is touched that so many felt uplifted by her music during these unprecedented times.
In an interview with Billboard, she said: “There’s this bittersweet feeling, of course.
“I would much rather the world be in a better place. Yet at the same time, it was so beautiful to see that my music could hopefully bring some people some sort of joy in the midst of it.
“It’s nice to know that ‘Rare’ became what it became for me.”
The ‘Ice Cream’ singer has vowed to push the bar even higher on her next record as she hinted there will be lots more new material from her in 2021.
She continued: “And obviously I would like to say that it was the best album that I’ve released so far. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not gonna challenge myself for the next.”
And when quizzed on what her plans for next year are, she teased that she has “a whole little vessel of good things coming!”
The ‘Lose You To Love Me’ singer has been busy penning hits in lockdown in her own makeshift studio.
Meanwhile, the former Disney star recently admitted she’s “always dreamt” of doing a song with Taylor Swift.
Selena would love to collaborate with her best friend, who she describes as “family”.
She said: “I’ve always dreamt of doing a song with Taylor. We both wanted to do that. It just feels like we’re family … she’s been my best friend. But we’ve talked about it for sure.”
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Selena Gomez is back out there dating here and there, E! and Entertainment Tonight confirmed after the singer was seen out with NBA player Jimmy Butler multiple times last month. But she is still very much single and not rushing into anything, ET’s source said in a report published this week. The source added that Gomez has a specific idea of the kind of guy she wants to date, too.
“The qualities that stand out to her in terms of a potential boyfriend are confident, supportive, smart, funny, trustworthy, and reliable,” the outlet’s source said.
ET’s source confirmed that yes, Butler is still a contender for that role, but he’s no lock-in. “Selena has enjoyed hanging out with Jimmy, but she is keeping her options open in terms of guys,” the source said. “She is comfortable dating, but also comfortable being single. She’s not rushing into anything whatsoever.”
“Selena is focusing on what makes her happy and what feels good to her—whether that’s a relationship or not,” the source finished.
ET’s report echoes what E! was told on December 1 about Gomez’s love life. E!’s source said that Butler and Gomez had gone on a “few” dates at that point.
“[She is] keeping her options open but has been on a few dates with Jimmy and thinks he’s a great guy,” the source said. “They hung out a few times while Selena was in New York City. Jimmy asked her to go to dinner and they had a great time. It’s very casual and she’s open to seeing where things go, but isn’t settling down just yet.”
Read more at the source.
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