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4 November 2022, 15:48
Selena Gomez has opened up for the first time about the end of her relationship with Justin Bieber.
Justin and Selena split in 2018 and he went on to marry now-wife Hailey Bieber later that year.
In 2020, Selena released her album ‘Rare’ and it included heartbreak ballads, like ‘Lose You to Love Me’ and empowering bops such as ‘Look at Her Now’.
During My Mind and Me, Selena opened up on how writing ‘Lose You to Love Me’ and how she felt ‘haunted by a past relationship.’
"I text Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter and said, 'I think I'm ready to just say I'm sad,'" she explained. "We wrote the song in 45 minutes. The fastest song I've ever written."
Selena went on: “It's about more than a lost love. It’s me learning to choose myself, to choose life, but also hoping that people can find grace and peace in that too. The song is about knowing that you completely lost every part of who you are just to rediscover yourself again."
The former Disney child star said dealing with her breakup in the public eye made things even harder.
She continued: “Everything was so public. I felt haunted by a past relationship that no one wanted to let go of. Then I just moved past it, and I wasn't afraid anymore."
Selena went on to call the breakup ‘the best thing that ever happened to me.’
"I feel like I had to go through the worst possible heartbreak ever and then just forgetting everything at the drop of the hand, it was really confusing," she explained. "But I just think that needed to happen and ultimately it was the best thing that ever happened to me."
The 30-year-old doesn’t go into detail about her relationship with Justin, who she was with on-and-off for eight years from 2010, but she’s very open about the effects their split had on her.
My Mind and Me is streaming on Apple TV+ now.