"I cherish people who have really impacted my life"
The singer split with The Weeknd in October and is rumoured to be back with ex-boyfriend Bieber, who she dated from 2010 to 2014, after photos recently emerged of the former couple hanging out together again.
Speaking recently to Billboard, Gomez said: “Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd]. I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life. We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was pretty remarkable for me.”
Of reconnecting with Bieber, she said: “I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away.”
“And [that goes for] people in general,” Gomez added. “I mean, I grew up with Demi [Lovato]. Nick and Joe [Jonas] and Miley [Cyrus] – we’ve gone through seasons in our lives. I don’t think it’s as serious as people make things out to be half the time. It’s just my life. I grew up with all of these people, and it’s so cool to see where everybody is.”
“It comes back to the idea of me remaining full. I think a true representation of love is beyond just yourself. It’s me going to get coffee earlier this morning and talking with a woman who was celebrating her birthday and going to Disneyland for the first time. I told her about my favorite things there, and she got excited, and then I got excited because she was excited. The littlest things are impactful.”
Meanwhile, Gomez recently discussed her kidney transplant, saying that her best friend who donated the kidney “saved” her life. The singer – who suffers from the incurable autoimmune disease lupus – received a kidney donation from her friend Francia Raisa back in May.