Selena Gomez Seventeen interview. Monte Carlo is about graduating & taking your first major trip alone. Do you feel as free as Grace is? Yeah, I’ve definitely gained a lot of that recently. I went on vacation over New Year’s with a bunch of my friends, for the first time, without my parents. That was so much fun. I feel like I’m in a place where I’m on my own a little bit. It’s nice.
Who would you want to take with you on a trip to Paris? I’d love to go on vacation with Taylor [Swift]. I’ve been able to fly to Nashville to see her, and she’ll come to LA a lot, but it’d be nice to get away. It would be really fun. I’ve known Taylor for over three years now, so we’re at the point where we just get each other.
Is she your best friend? I’ve gotten to the point where the label of ‘best friend’ is so ridiculous. If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world. I have a lot of wonderful people in my life, probably five, collectively, who I can tell everything to. There’s Jennifer [Stone], my friend Ashley, and Taylor, and my two cousins.
Have you had a friendship fall apart? Yes. You reflect on the people who used to be in your life, and it’s like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe that person was ever really in my life.’ But people are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons. You’re growing and changing, and eventually, you can go
from having all these friends to feeling like you have no one, because you’ve been betrayed, or you’ve gone through things. But in this moment, I’m in such a good place with my friends. I feel confident and I’m happy there are people who I can truly trust in my life.
Do you give second chances if you’re betrayed? I believe in second chances, but I don’t believe in third or fourth chances. I love talking through things, and I always want to make things work, if I really love someone, but eventually, if they can’t fix whatever is wrong, or if they’ve done something and then they continue to do it, they’re probably not going to change for anybody. You can’t change a person. Jennifer Stone has told me a thousand times: ‘You want to be friends with people who double you, not cut you in half.’
Are you still close with Demi? Yes, of course. There’s an amount of love that can never, no matter what, be taken away or torn apart, no matter the situation. There are certain people who you will always, always love, so if anything, this just reminded me of how much I truly love her.
Do you feel like you’ve ever been in love before? I don’t know. I maybe had a first love and had my heart broken, but reflecting on it, I don’t think that was love. I think that was just me being fifteen and going, ‘Oh my gosh! I know I’m in love. I’m going to marry him.’ So I don’t think that was love. I think as I’m getting older and having more in-depth relationships, maybe I’ll experience it. At the moment, I don’t know, exactly, if I’ve been in love.
But when you did feel like you were in love, how did you deal when it ended? I’m very emotional. When I went through my first breakup, I thought it was the end of the world, and I thought I was going to die if I didn’t have him in my life. It was good to cry it out, and just scream, or call my friends
in the middle of the night crying. You can’t shut down, you can’t say, ‘What can I do to make this go away?’. You have to let it be painful and get through it. Every day gets better. Because when you’re in love, you kind of give everything and make that person your life. So every day you get more and more of yourself back, and it feels better.
You’ve been open with your relationship with Justin Bieber & you coordinated Oscars outfits. I know. That was our prom. Was there a corsage involved? No, but there should have been!
Is there a reason you’ve decided to be more open this time around, with Justin? I don’t like hiding. I do like to keep certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I’m eighteen, and I’m going to fall in love. I’m going to hang out with people, and I’m going to explore myself, and I’m okay with that.
Do you remember being younger, and being a fan with a crush? Are you kidding me? I’m still thinking Zac Efron’s my husband. Well we hear he’s on the market.. No. I wouldn’t touch that. I love Vanessa [Hudgens] way too much. Do you have anything you wish you could say to Justin’s fans now? I do see the passion that a lot of these girls have, and it’s beautiful. I love it. I really do. It’s special.