Selena Gomez, who is dating and in love with Justin Bieber, admitted she once let a boyfriend’s likes and dislikes influence the way she behaved, and after witnessing how happy her loved ones were when the romance ended, she insists she will always be herself from now on.
Selena told Top Of The Pops: ‘I wasn’t myself for a year. I think that was really damaging. I felt like it was me who was always trying to be perfect for him. Everyone around me hated him but I didn’t listen. I think I had to go through it because now I’m the strongest I’ve been. I dare someone to try and change me again.’
Selena admitted that she ‘lost herself’ in the relationship and lost her sense of fun until the romance was over: ‘I always dressed nice. I don’t think he ever saw me in sweatpants, and I love sweatpants. I’d always be well-mannered and go to his favourite restaurants or whatever.
There was a point where I lost myself completely. I didn’t smile as much, I didn’t laugh as much. I wasn’t a goofball. I didn’t get up and dance like I usually do. And when that one ended, I didn’t know where I was. But I got it back and was really happy. My family were happy to have me back.’