If there's one thing Selena Gomez has worked so hard to shake off, it's her ties to none other than Justin Bieber. The pair dated on and off for years and since parts of their love story was so public, the songstress has really had to do whatever she can for everyone to simply not focus on that chapter in her life. In a new interview with Vogue Australia, she goes into details about how that's never really what she wanted to be known for, but she used that as creative fuel when she was working on her Revival album.
"For a while my private life was the most talked about thing," Selena explained. "Nobody really knows everything and they can only assume. You want to do what you love but all this other stuff overshadows it so it makes it a little harder for people to take me seriously. I figured it's just temporary. I was so adamant that I didn't want that to be my story. 'Same Old Love' is so obvious in what it's about, it's a cycle of a very vicious relationship. Even though that is such a huge narrative of my life, I felt confident with 'Good For You' [being the first single], and then it could be like, I'm pissed and this is exhausting.' I think any girl would feel that."
Selena turned her own personal experience with heartbreak and dealing with the constant scrutiny of her relationship and decided to record some of the best songs of her career, which is nothing but impressive. When it comes to who has her heart now, well it seems like she's still flying solo, since dating isn't something that comes as easy for the singer as you would think. Selena doesn't think the right guy for her has come along quite yet, since her life is kind of intimidating.
"Because I think people would think it's kind of dumb [to date me]. Nobody would want to throw themselves into that situation where it was so heightened publicly, like, why would they?" Selena said. "I’d be so stoked with a writer or producer or actor who is low-key, but those kind of guys are terrified of me!"
Now that she's put it out there what type of guy she's interested in, we're sure there will be plenty of suitors out there trying to snag a date with Selena!
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