Selena Gomez has finally broken her silence on her roller coaster love life.
The former Disney actress split with her boyfriend of less than a year, The Weeknd, back in October and just weeks later it emerged she had rekindled her romance with on-off childhood sweetheart Justin Bieber.
Giving her side of the story in a new stunning cover interview with Billboard magazine , Selena insisted her split with The Weeknd was completely amicable.
“Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd],” the 25-year-old said.
“I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life. We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was pretty remarkable for me.”
Speaking about reuniting with ex Justin, she continued: “I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20.”
The star went on: “I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away.”
Selena, who is being honoured at the Billboard Awards on Thursday night, also opened up about a newfound body confidence, admitting she previously had someone in her life who would point “out all the things that I didn’t feel great about with myself”.
“I just think for me, it could be my eyes, my round face, my ears, my legs, my scar. I don’t have perfect abs, but I feel like I’m wonderfully made,” she said.