Selena Gomez in The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast recalled her relationship with Justin Bieber and told what she learned from the difficult public breakup with him.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber met in 2010, got together and broke up, finally their relationship ended only in 2018. Just a few months later, Bieber married model Hailey Baldwin. Selena Gomez admitted that she experienced severe depression on the background of separation and struggled with mental problems for a long time.
According to her, she is proud that she was able to break off the relationship with Bieber, which she called "toxic", and how she coped with other problems. I was struggling with lupus, I had kidney problems. In fact, it was very difficult. But now I have to say that it actually gave me a lot. All this has allowed me to develop a character: I do not tolerate any nonsense or disrespect, and I am proud of how I came out of all this. She noted that after a difficult breakup, she was afraid that her career would not go well in the future. I had to go through all this. I had to overestimate a lot. Of course, I did not understand life, but during this time I learned a lot about myself. I was going through a very difficult breakup, and then I wondered about my career: where will I go and what will happen to me? Selena added that now she is satisfied with her life. The singer admitted that she is not going to start a new relationship if she is uncomfortable in them. I will not tolerate discomfort, disrespect and other unacceptable things for me," Selena summed up.
The singer added that it was difficult for her to get rid of the fact that people perceived her as a "child star" because of her career at Disney. I felt that it was difficult for people to take me seriously. I got over it slowly, but it was very frustrating. Now the singer actively supports people with mental problems — she founded a resource called Wondermind, where users can find information about mental disorders.