Selena Gomez is a busy woman, as evidenced by her recent interview and photo shoot with Refinery29.
So, with a new album, four movies in the works and her fresh responsibilities as an advisor for “The Voice,” does the "Good for You" singer have any time left to stay angry at famous ex Justin Bieber?
While chatting with interviewer Heather Wood Rudulph, Gomez said,
At this point, there is no anger. There's closure in a very good, healthy way. We've seen each other. I'm always encouraging and I am proud of his journey. I think people are making it out to be something that is more tragic than it really was. We grew up together. We both made mistakes. That's it.
Though many fans still worship the pair, Gomez is at peace with the effort she devoted to their relationship and realizes some aspects of life are out of her control.
You can try to work on things and fix them, but at the end of the day, you have to accept what is in front of you, and that's sometimes hard to do. I think there are people who have been in my life who are seasonal. Even people who I have dated have been just that. It's part of growing up.
Undertaking so many professional and creative projects leaves the actress little time to focus on dating, anyway. She insisted she'd rather be an inspiration for women finding their ways in a world that is often gender biased and discouraging. She vowed,
I don't want to become little or hurt or a victim. I want to be strong for girls. I just want them to know that there is an option of standing up for yourself.
Women like Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift and Kerry Washington reportedly provide Gomez with support, guidance and friendship during a time when the pop star's personal life is under immense, unyielding scrutiny.
I treasure these women. I'd rather be around women than men. I think they are interesting, complicated and beautiful.
As a woman, I can confidently promise we all want to be around Selena Gomez, too.