Selena Gomez Tells Teen Vogue How Important Girlfriends Are To Her

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The thing we love about Selena Gomez, even though she has had a VERY public breakup with one of the world’s biggest stars (Justin Bieber) and is best friends with another one of the world’s biggest music stars (Taylor Swift), she hasn’t lost the plot and manages to stay grounded despite chaos.

Her new album ‘Stars Dance’ is the 21 year old’s first solo album and the first single ‘Come and Get It’ caused a bit of a stir because of the lyrics and racy dance moves which were a far cry from her Selena Gomez and The Scene days. But she is young, and is still figuring things out, while managing to balance a bit of dignity also. The album debuted at number one, and the single became her first number one hit, so needless to say it was a very big year for her professionally and relationally.

She spoke to Teen Vogue about her journey and opens up about her break up with Justin.

“I’m 21, so now I’ve entered the decade of confusion about who I am and what I want to do with my life, and that’s what this entire decade’s going to be,” she told Danielle Nussbaum from Teen Vogue.

“You fall in love and it completely consumes you. So a part of you is broken when that’s gone. And part of you wants to have that rebellious feeling where you’re just like, forget it—I can do anything I want. I’ve tried it, and I’ve never been that girl.”

One thing she mentioned which we love, is that her idea of getting over breakup is NOT a rebound. This is an important message for young women who are going through the same issues as she is: “I’m always going to be the girl you want to take home to your parents, not for the night.”

As for Taylor Swift being her BFF, it seems she is a great influence on her, and in turn it helps Selena be a good influence on her millions of young female fans.

“She does inspire me like crazy, but I wouldn’t change my path, because it allowed me to figure out all that stuff and do it on my own.”

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So what about making mistakes in the public eye for everyone to see? How does she deal with them?

“I like to say I have a good sense of judgment, but I know that not everybody does,” she said.

“The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve learned that I have to open myself up to all opportunities. Maybe I’ll get burned and not meet the right people, but I won’t know until I do it.”

Selena, who is about to go on tour around the US, tells Vogue “there is so much truth I haven’t shared yet.” The Spring Breakers star talks about how much she loves the influence of the girls in her life and this we think sends a great message to all girls out there. We females have a tendency to isolate ourselves and get a little too competitive at times! Two of Selena’s dancers are friends of hers, and one of her female cousins will be touring with her. She tells Vogue that it was important for her to be surrounded by “her girls”.

It is encouraging to see a young successful celebrity admit that she doesn’t have all the answers, yet try to make the right decisions at every turn, knowing that her fans are watching her every move. No person in their right mind would expect even celebrities to be perfect, yet that sometimes happens when we put them on a pedestal and have a field day with the press when they fall.

We think it’s much more important to understand they are humans just like everyone else, and deserve to have privacy and space to deal with tough issues. We’re glad Selena isn’t afraid to speak up about her vulnerabilities, and it’s clear from the inspiring people she surrounds herself with, there is a lot about her we are yet to see.
In the meantime, we thank you Selena for at least putting out positive messages for other girls. You are on the right track! Check out the behind-the-scenes video of Selena’s shoot, where she talks about being friends with Taylor Swift, Demi Moore and why she geeks out over being a Teen Vogue covergirl.

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