Selena Gomez talks about her future and friendships.
During an appearance on the TaTatu video podcast "Giving Back Generation," singer-actress Selena Gomez shared with host Raquelle Stevens that there is going to be a time in the future when she will grow tired of her life in Hollywood and she would like to focus on things that are going to matter.
Selena Gomez said that she hopes to get married and be a mother shortly and that is what she is going to focus on after she gets tired of her life in Hollywood, along with devoting most of her life to philanthropy. Selena Gomez talked about raising her 8-year-old sister, Gracie Teefey, and said that she puts a lot of things into perspective and she has to watch that little person grow into a human being and there is no better feeling in the world.
The singer-actress, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday, said that raising her sister and witnessing her grow has made her feel like a parent in a way, even though she is not a parent. She added that it’s so rewarding to just see that life was so simple at one point, and she hopes to enjoy life the way her sister does.
Selena Gomez was joined during the interview by her friend Ashley Cook and Raquelle Stevens, who is also one of Selena Gomez’s close friends. The episode was titled, "The Importance of Friendship with Selena Gomez and Ashley Cook." The interview went ahead to showcase how important it is to have a close-knit group of friends along your journey who are there to help you through thick and thin, easy and hard moments of your life, regardless of whether you are famous or just a normal person.
Selena claimed that all she needed in her life was for someone to look at her and tell her that even if she may not have made the best decision, she is still loved and is not a horrible person. In addition to her friendships with Ashley, Raquelle, and Courtney Lopez, the actress stated that she wanted to be surrounded by genuine individuals who would only care about her.
Only Murders in the Building actress added that she knows that she wants to say this too because it is important as a lot of people don’t get a chance to have friends like them, and she considers herself extremely lucky in the whole wide world because instead of having one friend, she has three and she gets to live her life with them. Selena Gomez said during the chat that texts don't mean as much as letters and that she often spells her wrong. She also said that while she is merely writing to tell someone something, it means so much more when it comes from someone who needs assistance with their words. Ashley Cook utilizes her words in a compelling and meaningful way, and Selena Gomez acknowledged that she frequently seeks her out for guidance and other things.
The actress-singer, who is also an advocate for mental health, said that surrounding oneself with positive people helps. During the podcast, she explained what she had learned over her journey specifically—which, by the way, had been up and down—and how her three friends could relate to those times. She continued to express that she has to say that her friendships did hugely save her and it was because she was aware of who she was surrounding herself with. Consequently, the people in her life are gorgeous, have substance, have regular lives, and may have different goals and obligations than she does.
Selena Gomez said that she has several obligations and that it is amazing and crucial to be able to contact someone you respect, value their perspective, and who won't only give you the information you want to hear. They're going to tell you what they hear you say, so know that. They will express their affection for you, but in the end, if she makes a mistake or feels as though she is headed in the wrong direction psychologically, she has to pick up the phone and contact a person she knows and trusts.
She continued by saying that the pandemic had significantly altered her life and that she believed they had become so close that all they had left was each other. At that point, she recognized that life is difficult and that the people you spend it with must be good for you.