Finding a companion with whom you can share all your happiness and sorrows is a blessing. However, people are often so devoted to their relationships that they fail to acknowledge the damage it’s causing to their individuality; their mind and body.
And that’s what Selena Gomez witnessed in her past relationship with pop star Justin Bieber.
During an interview with Lulu Garcia-Navarro, host of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Selena Gomez admitted that she had a toxic bond with Bieber. She opened up about experiencing emotional abuse with her ex-boyfriend and how she overcame it. Let’s take a look at Selena’s deep conversation with Garcia-Navarro.
Selena’s shocking yet sad revelations
Gomez confided in Garcia-Navarro that it was only after breaking up with longtime boyfriend Bieber in March 2018 that she realized she’d been a victim of emotional abuse. When asked about the inspiration behind the song “Lose You to Love Me,” Gomez confirmed that it was about Bieber.
She said that it makes her proud and has a different meaning today as compared to when she wrote it. While dating Beiber, Gomez felt disrespected, but at that time, it was all right. However, she did want to speak about it, and the song was the best way to express her feelings.
Explaining the track, she said that it wasn’t hateful; it rather expressed the beauty of her bond. It was a great way to bid farewell to the past and move towards a fresh start. After Gomez finished, Garcia-Navarro questioned her whether drifting away from Bieber was the most difficult decision of her life.
To this the beautiful lady replied that it wasn’t difficult as she’d found strength in herself, and most importantly, being in an abusive relationship didn’t seem right to her. Gomez said, that at the time, she had to make a choice that felt right. But it’s something she doesn’t want to talk about for the rest of her life, so she’ll speak gracefully for once and put an end to it.
While concluding, Gomez said that she feels proud and strong to move towards new beginnings.
Are Gomez’s claims true?
Even though Justin Bieber hasn’t reacted to Gomez’s interview, his previous post on Instagram proves her claims. On September 3, 2019, Bieber shared more than a page-long post on his Instagram handle in which he spoke about indulging in drugs at the age of 19 and destroying all his relationships. He revealed that he started disrespecting women and turned into a weird version of himself.
The 27-year-old star confirmed that his marriage with Hailey Baldwin and guidance from loved ones helped him become better. It made him realize the importance of trust, patience, commitment, and humility and pushed him towards becoming a good man.