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Selena Gomez on Depression & Anxiety: 'It's Not Something I Feel I'll Ever Overcome'

Selena Gomez on Depression & Anxiety: 'It's Not Something I Feel I'll Ever Overcome'

Selena Gomez is a blonde bombshell on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s March 2018 issue, on newsstands February 20.

Here’s what the 25-year-old actress and entertainer had to share with the mag, where she was interviewed by 13 Reasons Why‘s Katherine Langford:

On 2018 being a better year than the last: “I’m going to say [it will] because I believe that for myself. And anyone who knows me knows I will always start with my health and my well-being. I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome. There won’t be a day when I’m like, “Here I am in a pretty dress– I won!” I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else. I’m starting my year off with that thought. I want to make sure I’m healthy. If that’s good, everything else will fall into place.”

On her “complex” and “difficult” relationship with Instagram: “I have a complex relationship with Instagram, to say the least. It has given me a voice amid all the noise of people trying to narrate my life for me and allows me to say, “Hey, I’m gonna post this, and this is gonna take care of the 1,200 stories that people think are interesting but actually aren’t, and aren’t even true.” So it empowers me in that way because it’s my words and my voice and my truth. The only thing that worries me is how much value people our age place on social media. It’s an incredible platform, but in a lot of ways it’s given young people, myself included, a false representation of what’s important. So, yeah, it’s a complex relationship. Probably one of my most difficult relationships.”

On her next album: “My next album has been forever in the making. When people ask me why, I’m honest about it: It’s because I haven’t been ready. I mean, point-blank, I don’t feel confident enough in where my music is yet. If that takes 10 years, then it takes 10 years. I don’t care. Right now I just want to be super intentional with all of the things I’m doing.”

On her typical Saturday night: “It depends. If I’m in the mood for sister time, I’ll be with my sister, Gracie. She’s more mature than me in a lot of ways, and she’s four. [Laughs] If I want to hang out with my friends, I don’t really go to a lot of trendy places, so people know they shouldn’t really invite me to those places ’cause I’m not gonna go. I like going to nice restaurants, but I’m also into Chili’s. I love going to Chili’s and having queso and chips. I also love dancing. I really do. I love looking like a fool with my friends.”

For more from Selena, visit HarpersBazaar.com.

FYI: Selena is wearing Coach 1941.

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  • moody

    This girl is never satisfied. She needs to find a good therapist.

  • Stoni

    Just live, Selena, quit over thinking it.

  • Jay

    Hopefully she finds the help she desperately needs. It seems that she loves a good pity party.

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  • sarah

    so true…