Selena Gomez may be the most-followed person on Instagram (124 million and counting…), but the singer knows when it’s time to unplug and take a step back from the spotlight. Last October, Gomez canceled her tour and sought out treatment to focus on her emotional health and exhaustion, something she’s opening up about in the September issue of InStyle.
“I went away for 90 days, and it was the best thing that I ever could’ve done,” she tells InStyle‘s Laura Brown in her candid cover interview. “I had no phone, nothing, and I was scared. But it was amazing, and I learned a lot.”
Gomez says being completely cut off from the outside world and her life as a celebrity was crucial to her personal healing process.
“I was in the countryside and never did my hair; I took part in equine therapy, which is so beautiful,” she reveals. “And it was hard, obviously. But I knew what my heart was saying, and I thought, ‘OK, I think this has helped me become stronger for other people.’”
“I go to therapy. I believe in that and talking about where you are,” she says. “But I’m in a really, really healthy place.”
Gomez is also “really” happy in her new relationship with The Weeknd, né Abel Tesfaye, but she knows the importance of standing solo.
“I don’t depend on one area of my life to make me happy. It’s really important for me to love and nourish my friends and family and to make sure that I never get influenced by a guy,” she says when asked about her new boyfriend. “I’ve wanted to be in a strong headspace for years, and I really wasn’t. Before, I was so young and easily influenced, and I’d feel insecure. You want someone to add to your life, not to complete you, if that makes sense. I’m lucky because he’s more of a best friend than anything else.”
That best friend made sure to fly from a show in Paris to Los Angeles to celebrate Gomez’s 25th birthday with her.
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Source:: Time – Entertainment