Selena Gomez Reveals What Changed for Her When She Turned 26

Selena Gomez Reveals What Changed for Her When She Turned 26

Selena Gomez is looking stunning on the cover of Elle magazine’s October 2018 issue, which will be on sale on September 25.

The 26-year-old entertainer and actress spoke about her past year, Demi Lovato, and more. Here’s what she shared…

On supporting Demi after her overdose: “All I’m saying is, I reached out personally. I didn’t do a public thing. I didn’t want to. I…I love her. I’ve known her since I was seven. So…it’s…that’s what I’ll say.”

On turning 26: “It’s peaceful. It’s weird. The moment I turned 26, I felt 26. Right now, I feel very sure of where I am. I don’t feel erratic or emotionally unstable. Or like I can’t handle my emotions, like I used to. It’s kind of understanding myself a little more. By all means I don’t have myself figured out. But it feels good.”

On the meaning behind ‘Flawless,’ a song on her upcoming album: “Meaning through all your imperfections, you’re flawless. You’re not striving. It’s me encouraging a younger version of myself. Even when you’re imperfect, even when you’re feeling worthless, you are flawless. It’s a song I’m going to sing for the rest of my life.”

On volunteering for A21, the global anti–human-trafficking nonprofit: “I wasn’t going to immediately start discussing it. It’s out of my comfort zone. I needed to be fully immersed in it. What a great thing another celebrity is doing.…That’s not why I want to talk about it. I can’t be silent about this.”

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