Selena Gomez is putting her health and well-being first this year, and we couldn't be prouder!
As the 25-year-old singer and actress graced the cover of Harper's Bazaar's March issue, she got honest about her struggles with depression, anxiety, and her cultural pride.
During the exclusive interview with the well-respected fashion publication, the Mexican-American megastar shared how the battle of depression is something she will have to deal with for the rest of her life but will continue to keep choosing herself in spite of everything that will come with it.
"I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome. There won’t be a day when I’m like, “Here I am in a pretty dress—I won!” I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else," disclosed Gomez during her interview.
This isn't the first time the former Disney star is vocal about her mental health and well-being, back in 2016 Gomez admitted herself into a rehab due to her lupus and depression. During this time, the 'Bad Liar' singer told People, "I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off. I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best."
Gomez also expressed that growing up in the limelight wasn't exactly her plan for her life, but she is thankful for all the opportunities, obstacles, and being able to represent her Mexican roots.
The 'Fetish' singer recalls a memorable moment while on the set of 'Wizards of Waverly Place' where a Latina mom told her, "It’s really incredible for my daughters to see that a Latina woman can be in this position and achieve her dreams, someone who isn’t typical, you know, blonde with blue eyes.” In that moment, Gomez realized how important her presences was to those watching. Though the 'Spring Break' actress admitted she still needs to learn Spanish, she continues to develop a relationship with her Mexican father.