Growing up in the spotlight means we’ve gotten to see Selena Gomez go from being a baby-faced Disney actress who sported a purity ring to her first adult relationship with Justin Bieber to her first major breakup when the two split. Selena opened up about why she can’t escape her ex and on ditching her purity ring.
Selena explained why she’s still associated with Justin even though the two split up a while ago.
It’s difficult for people to separate us. The Internet wants to freeze this moment in time and constantly repeat it.”
While some fans are still hoping the two might give their relationship another chance, Selena doesn’t seem to be focused on romance at the moment, saying she doesn’t “really want anything right now.”
Selena also discussed the stress of growing up in the public eye.
I didn’t think I was doing anything bad by falling in love. There’s such an emphasis on people being the perfect thing and then destroying them because it’s good press. Also throw in the fact that you are a teenager — it makes it more difficult.”
Before dating Justin, Selena dated fellow Disney star Nick Jonas. Both wore purity rings; now they’ve both gotten rid of the rings. Selena had this to say about the infamous rings:
I’m not embarrassed to say that. I’m also not embarrassed to say that the ring has come off. I got it when I was 13 and I respect so much what it represented, but it isn’t for everyone.”
I can see why the purity ring is gone: Selena’s an adult now! She also talked about her friend Taylor Swift.
I can count on one hand the people I could call and who would be there for me. Taylor is one of the greatest people.
“When I split up with my first boyfriend [Nick Jonas] and I was really sad about it, she flew into town with homemade cookies and a bunch of junk food. To this day, if I called her, she would do the same thing, despite being one of the busiest people in the world.”
Awww… Taylor does sound like a great BFF! Selena also sounds like she’s all grown up ;).
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