Elle Magazine has Actress/Producer Selena Gomez on the cover of their October 2018 issue.
In it, she opens up for the first time about Demi Lovato‘s overdose and how she is supporting her, turning 26, her new album and much more.
Below are excerpts from the interview:
On Demi Lovato: 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.