Selena Gomez: "I'm the Happiest I've Been in a While"

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Since announcing last week that she would be cancelling her 2014 Australian tour, Selena Gomez seems to be enjoying some much-needed down time with her family and friends. 

The 21-year-old actress posted a picture on Instagram cuddling an adorable baby, believed to be her six-month-old sister, Gracie. The singer writes, “I’m the happiest I’ve been in while....So blessed and thankful for the future, for release, and to finally be happy for those I loved.”

While the caption doesn’t explicitly mention the Australian tour, the less-busy Gomez looks much more at peace. The singer and actress cancelled the Asian leg of her tour in order to spend some time with those close to her. 

“After many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be,” she said in a statement.

It looks like Gomez is doing just that! 

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