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Selena Gomez Is Reportedly Open to Dating Again, & OMG, I’m So Excited For Her

It's pretty clear that Selena Gomez has been taking some time to focus on herself over the past several months. After reportedly being hospitalized multiple times in 2018 due to health and subsequent emotional stressors, it seems like she's on the road to recovery. Her love life is also reportedly on the up-and-up, with a source reportedly telling E! News that Selena Gomez is reportedly open to dating again. Yay! After going through what appeared to be a bit of a rough patch, it's great to know that the singer is doing well.

Last fall, Gomez was reportedly hospitalized for a "low white blood cell count" on two occasions, during one of which she also suffered a panic attack, reported PEOPLE. “She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point,” a source reportedly told PEOPLE at the time. “She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues. She’s surrounded by close family and has a lot of support."

Aside from her performance at this year's Coachella festival, Gomez has largely stayed out of the spotlight. Now, in a story published on July 20, a source close to the pop star reportedly told E! News that her health and overall wellness has greatly improved. "Selena is doing amazing," the source reportedly said. "She has completely transformed her health and lifestyle. She has been making strides and improvements with her lupus and have had less flare-ups and symptoms." According to the same source, Gomez is single at the moment, but is "open to start putting herself out there again. She is taking everything day by day and focusing on herself and her music." After calling it quits once and for all with on-again/off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber in May 2018, some fans were worried Gomez would give up on love for good. Elite Daily reached out to her team for comment on the E! News reports, but did not hear back by the time of publication.

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For those of you who are wondering what else Gomez has been up to in during her hiatus, it turns out she's been keeping very busy. The source reportedly revealed that in addition to spending time with loved ones, she also has a new album in the works that could be released as soon as next year. "Selena has been spending a lot of time with her family and friends, being low-key," the source reportedly added. "She has also been writing new music in the studio and hoping to release something early next year. She is in a much better headspace and is really happy right now."

In an interview earlier this year, Gomez admitted that her close bonds with friends are what's kept her going during tough times. "My friends, without a doubt, have saved my life in multiple situations," Gomez said on the Dream It Real podcast. "I mean that. Because they’re honest, they’re loving, they unconditionally love, they never judge, and they give me sound advice. And all my friends are different: one’s in real estate, one works in social media, one works in foundations. It’s just great. We’re all so different and we love each other."

Although she's had to deal with some difficult circumstances, Gomez has made it through thanks to her stellar support system, and it's so exciting to know she also might be back in the studio to bestow another album upon us very soon.