Selena Gomez is thinking about more than just her libido these days.
Fans have been concerned about the singer for several weeks now, worried that she’s only back together with Justin Bieber because she can’t resist his charm, his handsome face and his well-sculpted body.
But it’s now been made clear that Gomez has a lot more on her mind than merely jumping back into bed with her ex.
She also has her mind on her mind.
E! News has confirmed the surprising news that the beloved artist and actress recently completed a two-week treatment program for depression and anxiety.
Did anyone else know she had been in rehab for half of January?!?
This was unexpected news to us when we first read it.
“She had a difficult year, especially towards the end, and she decided she wanted to spend some time focusing on herself,” a source told E! News about Selena’s decision, adding:
“It was all about wellness and her health.”
We most certainly admire Gomez for taking this step and for putting her mental health above all else.
The singer canceled part of her “Revival” tour in the summer of 2016 to check into rehab as well.
She later told Teen Vogue that her “self-esteem was shot” at the time.
How was this possible when she was so incredibly popular back then?
“As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out,” she explained. “It had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict.”
So she spent 90 days under the care of a therapist, away from the public spotlight.
“You have no idea how incredible it felt to just be with six girls, real people who couldn’t give two shits about who I was, who were fighting for their lives,” Gomez said to the magazine, concluding early last year:
“It was one of the hardest things I’ve done, but it was the best thing I’ve done.”
An insider tells Us Weekly that Selena has the same reaction so far to her latest rehab stint.
“It’s about physical, mental wellness and clean eating,” this tabloid reports. “She feels great.”
Gomez broke up with The Weeknd in the fall of 2017 and then quickly got back into a relationship with Bieber.
This cause major tension between Selena and her mother, who remains worried that Justin is not good for her daughter.
It’s hard to blame anyone close to Gomez for thinking this, considering all the young stars have been through as a couple and also as ex-lovers.
Neither Gomez nor Bieber has spoken out much about the rekindled romance, but sources have said they are attending church together and even couples therapy.
They really do want to get it right this time around.
“She doesn’t want to slip back to where she was ever,” the Us Weekly source adds. “She always wants to be proactive.”
For the record, we can now confirm Gomez sought professional help last month in New York City.
Bieber was apparently aware of her choice to do so and completed supported his girlfriend in this endeavor.
Concludes the E! insider of these stars, who were spotted together again this week in Los Angeles, looking pretty darn happy:
“Everyone around them knows how much they mean to each other and they are truly on a great path together.”
Let’s hope so.
And let’s all band together to wish Selena Gomez the best of luck in her ongoing journey to mental health and happiness.
She deserves it.