Selena Gomez At Rehab In January

selena-gomez-rehabselena-gomez-rehabSelena Gomez reportedly spent two weeks at the Dawn At The Meadows Rehab in the Arizona desert in January shortly after cancelling the Australian leg of her Stars Dance tour. The $4000 a night rehab center, which specializes in treating young people for various addictions, caters to celebrity clients, including Elle Macpherson, Matthew Perry and Whitney Houston.

According to TMZ, Selena went for a combination of problems, including alcohol, pot and prescription Ambien. Selena’s decision was largely based on Justin Bieber. Selena blames a lot of her problems on the excesses she was exposed to by being around Bieber and his friends

The 2-week program at The Meadows is called DAW, specifically designed for people between 18 and 26. DAWN specializes in substance dependence, trauma, family dynamics, mental health and relapse prevention.

Selena’s rep told People: ‘Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse.’ Selena: ‘It has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.’

At the time, a source said she needed a break from her busy acting and touring schedule: ‘She’s been working nonstop since she was 15 and she wants to take a minute to herself.’

Selena didn’t talk about rehab during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20. She also appeared to be in good spirits at the Beats Music launch party on Jan. 24 and the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer benefit on Jan. 28. Source told E! News: ‘She’s never been better. She’s strong and great.’

  • gab

    We all knew those 2 weeks where she was. Ugh, hope my bby is okay!

  • anonymous

    with a track record of ‘Matthew Perry and Whitney Houston’ i would look somewhere else

    • Queen Amanda Bynes

      matthew seems to be ok,right?

      • anonymous

        he looks like he’s in denial

  • Anna

    I’m not saying this is fake, but I find it hard to believe that the vicious gossip sites wouldn’t have found out about this until now. I think it is a rumor because people can’t except she just wanted time to herself because she is human.

    • Anon

      Her publicist confirmed it

  • Mel

    Omg oceanup you really need to stop drama and copy the entire justjared text who is saying that it was not for any substance addiction!

    • Emmy

      …You really believe it wasn’t substance abuse? Publicists lie to protect the image of their stars. Of course she has an addiction problem! She just doesn’t want to talk about it openly so that people don’t look down on her. Demi did the exact same thing, but the truth came out.

      • thecat61

        She doesn’t want to talk about it openly which is causing her stress and anxiety. People usually take a vacation when they’re stressed out, not go to rehab.

        • Cici

          Celebrities can’t always go on vacation where there are fans, or paps. Rehab is a secure & private environment to recoup.

      • Blair

        Her sister died, her 2 years relationship ended, she worked her ass off all these years going through all this shit but releasing clothing lines music movies etc of course she was tired and needed a break

  • javi g

    i think she did good to go to rehab. but i don’t think it was for heavy drugs like those a-holes from radar online say. i think it was emotional issues aka mental issues. if it was for cocaine thats more that 2 weeks on rehab. other sites say it was for pot addiction and prescription pills. first of all she would have to smoke it every day to become addicted. tmz invented that she blames justin. typical tmz making crap again.

    • BrokenArrow18

      Her cousin said long time ago she smokes tho

    • amy

      You need way more than two weeks to deal with mental illnesses. She supposedly has anxiety and depression, which don’t go away easily.

      • Anna

        It depends on how severe those illnesses were though. I believe her rep, it takes more than two weeks for substance abuse. It can take two weeks for other issues.

  • Anon

    LMAO at how this fake little alcoholic coke head girl was able to convince her fans she was such a girl lol!!!

  • Anon

    She’s probably high as a kite in that picture.

  • Boo

    Well Miley sticks her tongue out all the time so she is still clearly the worse role model, right?

    • HolyGround

      Lol don’t just choose one thing that miley does and compare it to Selena’s situation here. This doesn’t make her a bad role model. Its a great thing that she decided to get help before anything worse happened. Nobody’s perfect.

      • BooooB

        I’m not trying to drag selena nor miley personally just the media and selena stans who make miley seem like a horrible person compared to selena.

        • Cici

          Really neither of them should be who you model your life after. That is kinda crazy, but in reality kids look up to these girls. & when it comes down to it Selena is still the ideal role model vs Miley. Demi is also. Along with Taylor, but that’s how Miley wants it. She hates kids…or she wants to teach them her form of art at her shows. I really can’t tell where she stands with kids. But she isn’t ideal at all.

    • Marina And My Diamonds

      I bet this made sense in your head at the time.

      • Cici

        Lmao…dead.

  • Cici

    Apparently for some anxiety & stress issues. It’s good she took control & got help before it turned into something dangerous. She was in over her head, obviously. Breaks are healthy.

  • Rosemary

    Who HASN’T gone to rehab? Their lives are so messed up

  • Emmatome

    Her rep said she was “not [in the treatment facility] for substance abuse.” Dawn at the Meadows’ website states that its specialists help treat “alcohol addiction, bipolar disorder, codependency, depression, drug addiction, love addiction, love avoidance, panic/anxiety disorder, PTSD and trauma”

    I think she did a good thing here. Especially if it’s about anxiety/stress. Some people forget how unhealthy and exhausting it is to be stressed out all day long. At least she can afford to get the help she needs.

  • laura

    Hollywood is poison for celebs and definitely for child stars.
    These kids, they are forced in the business, they financially support their entire family, they get told what to do and what not to do, have millions of people look up to them which gives them even more pressure not to fuck up like any other ordinary teenager, and so and so on..
    All those celebs who have committed suicide, just break my heart. Because if you think about it, it’s not the drugs that killed them, it was Hollywood. I hope that made sense.

    • Cici

      It does & it is all so true. You know when you are a kid, you dream of being on Disney & etc. (atleast I did lol-no shame), but then when you grow up and realize it is not even desirable. Sure it comes with a lot of money & luxury. But why would you want to be publicly used & bullied by the world? Zero privacy. So much pressure. You just are probably never really happy, and you end up screwed up. These people are really so lonely. Can’t trust anyone. Especially marketing your own children for your bank account is so evil & selfish. I would never do that to my babies. I rather be poor, honestly. Not only do you sell them out & set them on a path of destruction, but you teach them to believe in the superficial, and to live by selling your soul & body. It is all hell, imo.

      • laura

        I think almost everyone dreamt of being famous but like you said, once you get older, you see how fake it all is and how unhealthy it is.
        I think that the biggest problem, is that those parents don’t protect their children enough. If they would still let them go to school, keep them out of the spotlights as much as possible and didn’t spoil them, most of them would be alright. Because Selena only started acting to financially support her family, didn’t she? I just don’t get how you can do that to your children..
        And what is even worse, is that we think we are allowed to scrutinize them and to judge them. It only makes it worse..

        • Marina And My Diamonds

          “Selena only started acting to financially support her family, didn’t she?” People often forget about this.

          “And what is even worse, is that we think we are allowed to scrutinize them and to judge them. It only makes it worse..” Completely agree.

          • laura

            It’s the same with Bieber as well.. These parents are just ruining their children’s lives and it’s like they don’t even realize it is their fault.. I mean, they are the ‘adults’ in the house, if you get what I mean.
            I seriously think that people should take classes before they are allowed to have children just to prevent things like this. And I’m not only talking about child stars because I’ve seen plenty of parents fucking their kids up as well.

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            “I seriously think that people should take classes before they are allowed to have children..”

            I’ve been hearing this for years and I wish someone would take this seriously. I know they have parenting classes for like babies and how to be a first time mommy and that’s great. But I’m talking about classes to see if they’re even fit to begin with. People are so crazy these days, like mistakes are inevitable but some of it is just blatantly so-called ‘parenting.’

          • laura

            They should really check if some people are emotionally stable enough to have kids. I’ve seen it so many times on the news how a parent has killed its children because they couldn’t handle it anymore.
            And I’m not going to lie, my parents talked to many children psychologists in order to raise me and my sister properly. But that’s just because they are busy people so they talked with a psychologist to see how they should raise me when I was older and if it’d be bad for me or my sister if they wouldn’t constantly be home, how to deal with alcohol (alcoholism runs in the family) and drugs, etc. You know like not being the parent who is like ‘alcohol is poison! it kills you!’ because then your kids end up drinking but more like ‘you can have a drink once in a while but know your limits and know that it isn’t good for you’.
            I seriously suck at explaining things lol
            And my parents are doing a pretty great job. But I think parents of child stars should definitely take classes or talk to a psychologist about it because well otherwise their children end up like that…

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            No you’ve explained yourself quite well, I understood. :)

    • Thinking Individual

      I agree with everything but didn’t anyone think about this whole jelena ”reunion” now for a bit? I think she again used it for cover up so she can go in rehab, come on. OUT OF NOWHERE just hang out 1 day with him and he uploads a pic so it’s more official and then disappears for 2 weeks but people keep tweeting she was ”with bieber somewhere” then rumors of him supporting her for lupus ( lol ) and they go on camping and all that bs? The reason he needed to upload a pic because like that he ”confirms” they’re back together and her rep can send these stories out and they’re more believeable, everyone will focus on them getting ”back on” while actually she’s in rehab but using that only for a cover up, and then realeasing it publicly month later after it’s all done? Just a thought, that’s why he normally moved on being with other girls,cause they really never got back together, again PR stunt for different benefit.

      • Marina And My Diamonds

        You’re saying she met up with him so when she went to rehab no one would have noticed. They would have been busy talking about the ‘Jelena reunion’.. That’s actually smart PR work.

        • BeyHive

          Lol I just clapped while reading this, so smart. I bet it’s true , Mandy’s nasty with pr about jelena and uses benefit from it too much we’ve all seen it! @Dolores12:disqus you should work as a publicist guurl

  • thecat61

    Who would’ve thunk it. It’s the quiet ones you need to look out for.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    I love me some Selena but stop putting her so high on a throne like she has no problems. I’m glad she backed away fast enough to know she needed help and I have nothing but respect for that. We knew she was in rehab but y’all kept pressing (especially the selenators) that she wasn’t in rehab.

  • Anon

    Funny how everyone hates on Miley yet she has never been to rehab or arrested

    • thecat61

      People have been saying ‘Miley’s next’ since she’s been 16yrs. old. Well she’s 21 now and going strong.

      • PshPlease

        exactly how is bragging about using drugs a good thing? Just because she put it out there doesnt make it ok.

        • thecat61

          WTF are you talking about?

          • PshPlease

            Learn how to follow a post…

          • thecat61

            Your response to my comment made no fucking sense.

        • BrokenArrow18

          and just because someone hides stuff doesnt make it ok either but that’s what it seems to work since that’s what it takes to be considered good.

    • Marina And My Diamonds

      Yet.

    • Alii

      They went to rehab to prevent themselves from becoming what Miley is.

      • Marina And My Diamonds

        Oooooooooooh damn! LOL

      • thecat61

        They went to rehab because they couldn’t handle the stress & pressure. They’re weak.

        • Marina And My Diamonds

          That doesn’t make you weak, it’s never weak to seek help. That’s what makes you strong. They’re human and they have a breaking point, we all do.

          • thecat61

            ‘They’re human’ — bingo!!!

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            Are you saying that Miley is a robot?

          • thecat61

            They were when they were with disney.

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            What about now, do you think she’s a robot now?

          • thecat61

            No. Miley does her own thing. She don’t take shit from no one. She tells it like it is.

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            Are you sure? So this recent Miley.. This is her own thing? I’m sure there’s someone she takes shit from. Who exactly is she telling it like it is? What is it like? What is Miley trying to tell us?

            (I promise you I’m not being mean)

          • thecat61

            Miley has always been this way. You’re just seeing more of it today because she’s not under contract with disney.

            I’m talking about her interviews. She’s asked a question, she’s not afraid to answer it unlike some people are.

            And she doesn’t take shit from her haters.

          • Marina And My Diamonds

            It’s one of the things I’ve liked about Miley after Disney. Her interviews.. well until she says something stupid. I like that she admitted to having to learn how to do interviews again because she was taught remote control words.
            I like Selena but I have no problem calling out her bullshit when I see it.

            Do you ever call out Miley’s bull?
            Do you ever just go “well yeah that’s just wrong”?

          • thecat61

            Hell yeah!

          • Marina And My Diamonds
          • thecat61

            lmao!!!! later

        • http://instagram.com/foreverjordan thesestrangelittlethings

          Tell me how it’s weak. If they’d continued, would the stress and pressure magically disappear? Or do you consider serious substance abuse/dependency/mental illnesses “strong”?

        • PshPlease

          Its weak to seek help so you dont become an addict? wow… i feel sorry for you.

          • thecat61

            No need to feel sorry for me bub.

        • Redneckatheart

          Seeking help makes you stronger than those that have a problem and don’t. It takes a shit ton of courage to admit you have a problem and need help. NOT getting help makes you weak.

      • .

        Since when controversial performances are something bad? Or smoking pot? Or doing whatever ‘bad’ thing she does? Stop hating on everything that girl does just because you can’t stand her, just look at the facts, Miley is way too strong and intelligent for this. She broke up with her boyfriend, who she almost married and Selena goes there for just a whatever guy? Please.

        • cerenagee

          wait please tell me you’re joking? like did I read that right?

          since when are controversial performances to stay relevant bad? always. smoking pot? still illegal idiot. whatever bad things she does? like promoting sex and a do wtf you want and dont give a fuck about what you attitude to young girls/ woman…once again always bad. molly? always you idiot. sexuality? the way miley promotes it is tasteless and makes her look like nothing more than a prop. selena goes for whatever guy? shes been with the same guy on and off since 2009 dimwit. like kindly stfu and gtfo.

      • Anon

        Selena wish she could be what Miley is.

        Miley is worth over 100 million dollars while Selena was driving a Ford a few months ago and still flys coach.

        Miley doesn’t need to be fake like fake ass Selena.

        Bangerz’s sold 800,000 records compared to Stars dance which sold less then 300,000 copies.

        Selenas entire tour only grossed 16 million while Miley is being paid 19 million just for herself by live nation for her tour.

        Miley can get guys Liam Hensworth while the best Selena can do is an idiot like Beiber who has probably given her multiple STD’s

        Selena needs rehab while Miley is doing just fine in her career,financially,physically,mentally and emotionally.

        • thecat61

          By the by, where is Liam?

          • Anon

            After Liam proposed,stayed faithful to Miley and gave her a ring the relationship didn’t work out.Miley won’t keep running back to Liam like Selena keeps running back to Beiber though because Miley doesn’t need a man to keep her relevant.

          • alex

            miley dumped him. the thing is miley can get hot guys like liam and gaston and selena a guy who looks 12 you cant compare!

          • thecat61

            I know she dumped him. But it’s like he fell off the face of the earth.

          • Emmy

            he’s a terrible actor, that’s why he fell off the face of the earth. Miley made him famous.

        • PshPlease

          Sweetie Miley got that money because of HANNAH MONTANA. Otherwise she would have the same amount as demi and selena.
          Lets not sit there and talk about money because quite frankly disney gave it to her. The manufactured the shit out of her. Thats why she has all that money. NOt because of MILEY but because of HANNAH

          • thecat61

            Miley was Hannah.

          • PshPlease

            miley wrote the songs? the ‘identity’ behind hannah was all disney.
            Miley cant make the money she was making while playing hannah montana.

          • thecat61

            This is her first album post HM. She’s just getting started. She even said herself, I’m a new artist.

          • Anon

            Sweetie Miley is making over 20 million dollars off of her bangerez album and tour.Live Nation is paying her for that not Disney

            500,000 x 38 shows = 19 million + album sales

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangerz_%28album%29

            “On October 26, she made a surprise appearance on another episode of Saturday Night Live to officially announce the Bangerz Tour.[101] It is promoted by the American entertainment company Live Nation Entertainment, which is reported to be paying Cyrus $500,000 per presentation.[102] The first leg of the tour will visit North America and is currently scheduled to include thirty-eight shows”

      • CARRY

        well all the crab you talk about miley and miley is not the one on rehab even your precious hypocrite selena end up on rehab. at least miley didn’t try to lie about using drugs and act like she was a goody too choose and shading miley for who she is when she was doing everything behind everyone back and end up on rehab. like I said miley will always be better than selena plus she a lot more open and honest with her fans and she can actually sing and write and play more than I can say about selena.

        • Zaina777

          You are an imbecile. Selena runs laps around Miley.

          • cre

            lol you mean miley runs laps around selena as seeing miley has a better handle on everything and she don’t act all hypocrite on interviews like selena as I say, all the shade she threw and she doing worse than miley!!

          • PshPlease

            clearly you havent seen the video of her with ryan seacrest saying that she would never do drugs.. that she isnt an idiot.. lmfao

          • Zaina777

            Yes worse by not doing drugs all the time and knowing and acknowledging her problem and seeking and getting help for it. Yes, she is horrible and a way worse example than Miley.

            Miley always contradicts herself regarding what she says and she trys to act all bad ass.

      • cerenagee

        Haven’t heard from you forever and this is the comment I see. I fucking love it because its so true

      • thecat61

        Yeah, fearless and confident.

  • boystan

    la virgen selena maria

  • kurty

    i find odd that her high and almighty self would get in such problems, after all she surrounds herself only with the right people and she is better than that and all the hoopla her and her team keep spilling to showcase how different she is from all the other troublemaker starlets (miley and demi).

    i wonder how her diehard and crazy stans are dealing with it now that perfect selena is not that pristine.

    with all that said, i hope she is okay and healthy.

    • +1

      My exact thoughts

  • cerenagee

    It breaks my heart that she had to go to rehab but I’m glad she did. I’m glad she realized she had a problem before it controlled her life. She looks happier and healthier now so good for her.

    • @

      I don’t think she looks happy.

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      • cerenagee

        I can’t see the pic so idk what its of but in public she looks pissy because the paps are annoying twats and dont leave her alone. but on her personal stuff she seems very happy

      • Guest

        I think she often looks sad. Poor girl has to work nonstop to support herself, her parents and her sister. Her movies, album and tour hasn’t done that well so she’s probably stressed over her career That idiot JB keeps breaking her heart. I
        would be sad and in rehab too if I were in her shoes.

        She needs more time in rehab and to herself but she is already back to work in
        the music and dance studio and looking for acting jobs.

  • Elizabeth

    There was a blind item about this before…
    EDIT Yup: http://blindgossip.com/?p=59286#more-59286

    • oooh

      According to part of the blind: ‘They couldn’t understand why she would risk her own reputation to help someone[JB] who was completely going off the rails! Some of her friends (including some celebrity friends) even stopped speaking to her.’

      Does that mean Taylor Swift stopped talking to her?

  • Paula

    So celebs go to rehab over stress now?? And for only two weeks. That was a fucking vacation. It seems like her people are so anti bieber they’d force/ pressure her into doing that. Honestly therapy would have been cheaper and more affective. She’ll be back with him in weeks. I would say her publist lied about substance abuse but you have to stay longer than two weeks and she was partying pretty much since biebers arrest.

  • Guest

    None of these celebrities find happiness eventually despite them having everything a lot of people ”want”, so they look for an alternative to fill the gap in their lives. The amount of times we hear about these celebs with problems, going to rehab etc or ending up eventually dead is too much. I don’t want to preach, but I genuinely believe the thing they’re missing in their life is a real purpose, and that is having faith… In the religious sense.

  • PshPlease

    Good for her for seeking help. I study addictions. I do would not say she is ADDICTED just yet. I think she nipped it in the bud just in time. If anything I think her cousin, the leech, is a big reason why she got this far. AS a family member.. you should be looking out for your family. TO think that she spent months with her watching her do coke.. and then drink so much (if you look at priscillas ig you can see SHE is big on partying). I dont know.. if it was me.. I would be trying to help my family and not trying to make MYSELF famous. I mean everyone knows that Priscilla is a bitch.. and not the kind to be proud of. She has a sense of entitlement.. when she SHOULDNT. Last time I checked shes just a receptionist in Grand Praire.. she is a nobody.

    • Marina And My Diamonds

      Right on about Priscilla, she is the ultimate big mouth bitch.

  • BrokenArrow18

    This seems BS tbh. I think she had a mental breakdown or something like that. I do believe she could have alcohol problems tho.
    I’m tired of the role model shit tbh. Who the fuck needs a celeb to tell them what to do is that kind of joke? LMAO how lame.

  • uh

    not being rude and all but if she really got all the ‘help’ she needed why is she smoking?

    • cerenagee

      smoking isn’t illegal

  • Gladly

    Could she not afford the whole month or what lmao how is 2 weeks enough time to rehab????

    • cerenagee

      you’re a real piece of shit

      • Gladly

        2 weeks is not enough time to recover from an addiction or mental illness…. no need for name calling, kid, sorry that my sense of humor offenses you.

        • cerenagee

          I get that completely but it has nothing to do with her not able to afford it and that’s really rude of you to make fun of somebody’s financial situation

          • Gladly

            THATS THE WHOLE JOKE DUDE
            she’s a multimillionaire, of course she can afford it, i was JOKING jeez. did you not see the ‘lmao’ ?

  • .

    lol ellen

  • Redneckatheart

    Be it drug or alcohol addiction or stress and emotional problems it takes longer than two weeks to get the proper help that’s needed. I hope that is she needs more she will go back.

    • cerenagee

      she’s smart enough, she will. it may have not been very bad at all. honestly i feel like it was just anxiety and stress and depression. remember she went right around the anniversary of her sisters death. i think that and shes very insecure and then also the fact that people just cant drop the whole justin thing. i think it was all so much for her. i think she maybe started to turn to alcohol but i dont think it got bad. dont believe the abuse of pills and weed at all though. thats just from my pov. i know she isnt perfect (she always will be to me) but I know that everyone is flawed. i think she handles it and holds herself very well though considering everything she goes through

      – end rant

      • Redneckatheart

        Oh I don’t believe the hardcore drug shit going around, I just meant that it takes longer than two weeks to get to the root of any problem and start to fix it. She should have at least stayed a month or two to get the full proper help.

        • cerenagee

          I see what you’re saying

  • johnny

    So I’m guessing someone snitched to a magazine and her publist had to confirm it. Because two weeks in rehab really isn’t much for a addict or someone seriously stressed. It sounds like a vacation with therapy. On E news I heard that a inside source said that her family and management freaked out when she was spotted with Bieber again. They were sick and tired of the back and forth relationship and thought it was finally over but she went back. This was all before the arrest. I think she went for a relaxing therapy session because honestly 2 weeks can not solve anxiety or drug addiction.

    • thecat61

      PR stunt?

  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    Rehab is nothing to be ashamed of like the press is making it out to be.