Selena Gomez opens up about tackling the age of 26, her new outlook on life and reveals how she dealt with the new of Demi Lovato's overdose. (Mariano Vivanco and Anna Trevelyan )
Selena Gomez has broken her silence on what her life is like after turning 26 and how she dealt with the news of childhood friend, Demi Lovato's apparent drug overdose in August.
The "Wolves" singer who started out in the industry working alongside her fellow, former Disney darling, Lovato, revealed her reaction to the news of her friend's relapse and hospitalization in a new interview with ELLE Magazine.
“All I’m saying is, I reached out personally," she said. "I didn’t do a public thing. I didn’t want to. I…I love her. I’ve known her since I was seven. So…it’s…that’s what I’ll say.”
Lovato was hospitalized in the beginning of August for the overdose and spent almost a week in the hospital before reportedly going to a rehabilitation facility.
"I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet," Lovato said in a lengthy Instagram statement to her followers. "I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting."
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Growing up in the spotlight, in the way that both Gomez and Lovato did, has its uphill and downhill battles. But, Gomez who recently celebrated her 26th birthday, has turned a new leaf when it comes to how she is living her life. The star recently admitted that she feels like a completely "different person" since moving closer to the age of 30.
“It’s peaceful. It’s weird. The moment I turned 26, I felt 26. Right now, I feel very sure of where I am," Gomez explained. "I don’t feel erratic or emotionally unstable. Or like I can’t handle my emotions like I used to. It’s kind of understanding myself a little more. By all means, I don’t have myself figured out. But it feels good.”
She continued, "It’s me saying, ‘I’m exactly where I am. And I’m so happy I’m in this place. It’s a lot of self-discovery. From 20 to 26? Oh my gosh. I feel like a totally different person.”
The actress and singer also admitted that she has been working on not caring what people think revealing that she doesn't even have the password for her Instagram account.
"I'm not on the internet,” she said. “I haven’t been on the internet in months. I don’t have my password for Instagram. I have no apps on my phone, no photo editing apps. I have Peak, a brain game," she said. "The reason why is, it’s not real to me...I know my voice is very prominent, but I’m not careless with it. I’m selective. As far as my personal life, someone sees me having a glass of wine? I could give two shits. I’m not trying to hide. That’s my life. I’m living it the way I want to live it."
Now the young star is keeping busy and working on placing the finishing touches on her new album in addition to appearing in Woody Allen's upcoming film "A Rainy Day in New York," which also stars Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet and Elle Fanning.