Selena Gomez was recently named Billboard's "Woman of the Year," and if that doesn't entitle you to getting your own cover story on their website then, really, what the hell does? Not coincidentally, that cover story was published on Thursday, and in it Gomez spoke publicly for the first time about her breakup with The Weeknd, and her apparently rekindled relationship with Justin Bieber.
When asked by writer Brooke Mazurek about Bieber, she responded, vaguely, by saying "I cherish people who have really impacted my life."
What has been the best part of being single?
The best part? It’s actually... you know what, though? Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd]. 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.
While that might seem kind of difficult to discern anything from, she was asked about this aspect of her life later on in the interview. However, before that, she was asked what the best thing about not being in a relationship is, which led her to talk about her current status with her now ex-boyfriend, though (as noted by E!) the interview took place before they stopped following one another on social media:
What brought Justin back into your life?
I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. 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. And [that goes for] people in general. I mean, I grew up with Demi [Lovato]. Nick and Joe [Jonas] and Miley [Cyrus] -- we’ve gone through seasons in our lives. I don’t think it’s as serious as people make things out to be half the time. It’s just my life. I grew up with all of these people, and it’s so cool to see where everybody is. It comes back to the idea of me remaining full. I think a true representation of love is beyond just yourself. It’s me going to get coffee earlier this morning and talking with a woman who was celebrating her birthday and going to Disneyland for the first time. I told her about my favorite things there, and she got excited, and then I got excited because she was excited. The littlest things are impactful.
When asked about what brought Bieber back into her life Gomez responded without mentioning him by name:
The entire interview will be in the December 9 issue of Billboard. But, luckily, you have the internet, so you can go read the rest of it several days before then by either Googling it or clicking this link.