Why Is Selena Gomez Famous? Star Opens Up About Her Life In Heartbreaking Interview
Selena Gomez has had quite a hectic few months. She's put out new music, started hanging out with her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, broke up with her current significant other, The Weeknd, and had a kidney transplant. With so much news constantly getting churned out about the starlet you may need a little reminder as to why Selena Gomez is famous in the first place. Well, Gomez starred on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place as Alex Russo and then turned into an international pop music sensation — and really hasn't stopped since.
As it turns out, fame hasn't been all glitz and glam for Gomez. During an Oct. 30 interview on Today, Gomez revealed that she felt "guilty" about her fame. She said,
Gomez has been very open about her experience on Disney Channel and her ongoing struggles with her mental health. Last October, the singer announced she was taking a hiatus for her mental health and spent 90 days in a treatment facility in Tennessee.
In February of 2017, during a panel discussion about 13 Reasons Why with Netflix, Gomez admitted her own connection to Hannah, her depression, and her time in rehab. She said,
She continued by mentioning Disney had a huge impact.
Gomez revealed during her recent interview with Today that while she escaped from her career with the hiatus, she also went months without talking to many of her close friends — BFF and kidney donor, Francia Raisa, included.
Raisa included the fact that her and Gomez went six months without speaking and said,
With all the obstacles Gomez has faced, she focuses on moving forward, always. She explained that she doesn't think of her kidney transplant as a "negative experience," rather an event that has made her stronger. She said,
Gomez is seriously so, so strong. While she's had a pretty intense year, she is still making amazing music, has become basically everyone's style icon, and continues to be an amazing role model. Wishing nothing but the best for you, Selena.
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