Selena Gomez Opens Up About Rekindled Friendship With Demi Lovato
Selena Gomez Talks Friendship With Demi Lovato
Now that the former Disney Channel stars have reunited, Gomez couldn’t be happier to have one of her best friends back in her life. "Demi's very, very strong. She's the only person that I would tell the deepest, darkest secrets to,” Lovato told Seventeen magazine for its March 2014 issue. “The only person."
"I've known her since we were 7, and we did fall apart for a while," Gomez elaborated in her interview. "She was going through things and I was so young and it was confusing. I processed it saying, 'Ok, I don't understand what she's going through so I'm just going to do this.' I don't think it was fair, and I'm so happy that I have her back in my life now."
Lovato has been open about her struggles with substance abuse, as well as her battles with an eating disorder and self mutilation. The 21-year-old singer and actress also had a troubled relationship with her father, who passed away last year. Gomez gives her childhood friend credit for having managed to pull through her hardships.
"I feel like we're all given what we can handle, and clearly someone thought she could handle so much—and she could, and she did,” said Gomez. “And she's incredible for that. I couldn't imagine going through some of the things that she went through, and the fact that she is who she is today is insane—she's one of my inspirations."
Gomez & Lovato Pals Again
Gomez uploaded a screenshot from her phone onto Instagram a few weeks ago, revealing a Facetime session with Lovato and another friend. “Just a Saturday night. Taylor's tea, Demi's laugh. Honestly, can't complain,” she captioned the snap.
Another picture shows the pals huddling in the cold weather.
Back in May of last year, Lovato admitted that though they’ve grown apart in the past, they’ve both moved beyond what had caused friction in their friendship. "We've had periods of times when we grew apart, and we just didn't really talk,” Lovato told MTV News. “But now we're in a place where we realize that life is so short, and that when you have people in your life that love you so much, then you should just always be around them."
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