As the most-followed person on Instagram, Selena Gomez is one of the most popular people on the planet, yet the singer and actress claims to have “no friends.”
Speaking to the publication Business of Fashion, Selena made those comments as part of a larger discussion about mental health. “You are who you surround yourself with, 100 percent.” she says. “If you’re around people who think that [your feelings are] dumb, that think [they’re] ridiculous –“You’re crazy! You’re fine!” — but you don’t feel that way, then maybe it’s time to reevaluate that.”
“It’s a lonely journey to really figure out where all this stuff is coming from. And to detach from it,” she continues, adding, “I had to lose a lot of people in my life to get there.” When asked what she means by that, Selena says, “You have to figure out the people that are in your circle. I feel like I know everybody but have no friends.”
She adds, laughing, “I have like three good friends that I can tell everything to, but I know everyone. I go anywhere and I’m like, ‘Hey guys, how’s it going?’ And it feels great to be connected to people, but having boundaries is so important. You have to have those few people that respect you, want the best for you and you want the best for them.”
However, lack of boundaries may be the reason why Selena has so many Instagram followers. Asked to explain her appeal on the app, she says, “I think I was probably too vocal on it. Maybe too real, and have gotten myself into a little bit of trouble occasionally, but I think people liked the authenticity that I represented.”
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