Selena Gomez recently on her new, post-Bieber ‘chapter’
She has nothing to conceal when it comes to the inspiration for her songs, “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now,” which hit this week.
Talking to Ryan Seacrest on his Sirius Radio show, she was like pretty open about the fact her on-off ex-love, Justin Bieber — who married Hailey Baldwin shortly after separated from Selena — factors into both lyrics.
“From going from there to where I am now is the greatest feeling,” Selena replied, according to the Daily Mail. “It’s actually perfect timing because I was going to release it two years ago and none of the words that I’m speaking would have existed.
So taking a moment to actually feel the feelings that I’ve gone through, it’s just — I don’t know — I’m just so grateful that it’s out. It’s weird too because I wrote this song over a year ago … and it’s like I feel completely different from when I wrote it,” she added.
“It would have been too hard to release it when it was written, now it’s fun, I am smiling. It’s all the feelings, right? It’s everything from happy to emotional to realizing it and being frustrated. I wanted to validate all those feelings.”
Asked if it was hard to see Justin move on with Hailey, Selena replied she’s “experienced that a million times before,” and called the public nature of the split “the unfortunate part about what I do.” She continued: “It’s all very real to me and I’m sure it’s just entertainment for other people, but I think I had become numb to it and it would be stupid of me if I didn’t acknowledge what I had felt because it would be inauthentic and that’s everything I claim to be and do … everyone writes about something they felt … and the biggest topic is love, and, in a way, it’s not something negative. It’s actually something positive that I was able to experience that was as beautiful and ugly as it was. I think it’s beautiful I’ve been able to turn this into a new chapter.”