Λίγο πριν την κυκλοφορία του νέου της άλμπουμ «Rare», η Σελίνα Γκόμεζ πόζαρε για το ετήσιο τεύχος «Talents & Legends» του WSJ. Magazine δίνοντας μια αποκαλυπτική συνέντευξη.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@selenagomez is our February cover star! All the highs and lows in her life have led to her new album, “Rare.” It’s her most personal musical expression to date.⁠ ⁠ “This is the first time I’ve heard her truly channel the details of her emotional experience,” says @taylorswift, Gomez’s close friend.⁠ ⁠ Before this new album, much of her music was packaged for her. Some of the messaging behind it didn’t resonate with her, such as in the 2013 song “Come & Get It.” “That’s so not my personality,” #SelenaGomez says. “The lyrics are, ‘When you’re ready, come and get it.’ I would never say that!” But her new album is highly autobiographical: Song titles like “Let Me Get Me” and “Vulnerable” hint at some of the epiphanies she’s had in the four years since her last album.⁠ ⁠ After a long journey through illness and heartbreak, the former teen star has emerged as a full-fledged artist with her first album in four years. Read about it at the link in bio. You can find the issue on newsstands on 1/18. (🖋️: @derekblasberg, 📷: @lachlanbailey, styling: @georgecortina) ⁠

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Η νεαρή σταρ δεν δίστασε να μιλήσει ανοιχτά για τα προβλήματα ψυχικής υγείας που αντιμετωπίζει και την προσωπική της ζωή, κάνοντας ακόμα και τη φίλη της Τέιλορ Σουίφτ να εκπλαγεί με αυτή την εξομολόγηση στο περιοδικό.

«Είχα χαμηλή αυτοεκτίμηση και αυτό είναι κάτι που δουλεύω συνεχώς», εξήγησε η Γκόμεζ προσθέτοντας «πλέον νιώθω πολύ δυνατή επειδή έμαθα πάρα πολλά για όσα συνέβαιναν πνευματικά. Οι κορυφώσεις μου ήταν πολύ έντονες αλλά όταν ένιωθα πολύ πεσμένη, αυτό μπορούσε σε φάσεις να μου κρατήσει για εβδομάδες».

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

All the highs and lows in Selena Gomez’s life have led to her new album, “Rare.” It’s her most personal musical expression to date. “This is the first time I’ve heard her truly channel the details of her emotional experience,” says Taylor Swift, Gomez’s close friend. Before this new album, much of her music was packaged for her. Some of the messaging behind it didn’t resonate with her, such as in the 2013 song “Come & Get It.” “That’s so not my personality,” #SelenaGomez says. “The lyrics are, ‘When you’re ready, come and get it.’ I would never say that!” But her new album is highly autobiographical: Song titles like “Let Me Get Me” and “Vulnerable” hint at some of the epiphanies she’s had in the four years since her last album. After a long journey through illness and heartbreak, the former teen star has emerged as a full-fledged artist with her first album in four years. Read our February cover story at the link in bio. You can get a copy on 1/18 in the weekend’s @wsj. (🖋️: @derekblasberg, 📷: @lachlanbailey, styling: @georgecortina) ⁠

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Η ίδια δηλώνει ανακουφισμένη καθώς πλέον γνωρίζει τα ψυχολογικά προβλήματα που αντιμετωπίζει, γεγονός που κατάφερε με τη βοήθεια ψυχοθεραπευτών για πάνω από έξι χρόνια.  

«Ανακάλυψα πως υποφέρω από προβλήματα ψυχικής υγείας. Και ειλικρινά αυτό ήταν ανακούφιση. Συνειδητοποίησα πως υπήρχε τρόπος να λάβω βοήθεια και να βρω ανθρώπους που να εμπιστεύομαι. Πήρα τα σωστά φάρμακα και η ζωή μου έχει αλλάξει εντελώς», εξομολογείται.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“I’ve never cared about being No. 1,” Selena Gomez says. She’s equally unenthusiastic about society’s other success metrics, including likes, retweets and comments sections in general. The way she knows her new music is good is that it reminds her and her friends of a younger version of herself, before her life became so public. “I remember Taylor said when I played her some of the new songs, ‘I feel like I’m seeing who you were before this,’ ” Gomez says. “That makes me happy. I like feeling like that girl again.” After a long journey through illness and heartbreak, the former teen star has emerged as a full-fledged artist with “Rare,” her first album in four years. Read our February cover story at the link in bio. You can buy the issue on newsstands on 1/18. (🖋️: @derekblasberg, 📷: @lachlanbailey, styling: @georgecortina) ⁠

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Η Γκόμεζ παραδέχεται επίσης ότι τα social media έκαναν κακό στην ψυχική της υγεία και αυτός ήταν και ο λόγος που για αρκετό διάστημα είχε αποτραβηχτεί από όλα αυτά. Δηλώνει μάλιστα πως ενώ είναι και πάλι ενεργή στο Instagram για την προώθηση του νέου της άλμπουμ, σκοπεύει πολύ σύντομα να σταματήσει και πάλι να μπαίνει.

Η νεαρή σταρ που το 2013 διαγνώστηκε με Συστηματικό Ερυθηματώδη Λύκο και η σοβαρότητα της πάθησης, την ανάγκασε το καλοκαίρι του 2017 να κάνει μεταμόσχευση νεφρού, μίλησε για το πόσο φοβήθηκε για τη ζωή της, λέγοντας χαρακτηριστικά «είμαι πολύ χαρούμενη που είμαι ακόμα ζωντανή».

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“I’ve never cared about being No. 1,” Selena Gomez says. She’s equally unenthusiastic about society’s other success metrics, including likes, retweets and comments sections in general. The way she knows her new music is good is that it reminds her and her friends of a younger version of herself, before her life became so public. “I remember Taylor said when I played her some of the new songs, ‘I feel like I’m seeing who you were before this,’ ” Gomez says. “That makes me happy. I like feeling like that girl again.” After a long journey through illness and heartbreak, the former teen star has emerged as a full-fledged artist with “Rare,” her first album in four years. Read our February cover story at the link in bio. You can buy the issue on newsstands on 1/18. (🖋️: @derekblasberg, 📷: @lachlanbailey, styling: @georgecortina) ⁠

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Όσον αφορά την προσωπική της ζωή, από όσα αναφέρει γίνεται αντιληπτό ότι πλέον είναι έτοιμη να αφήσει πίσω της τη σχέση της με τον Τζάστιν Μπίμπερ και να προχωρήσει στη ζωή της.

«Χρειάζομαι χρόνο για τον εαυτό μου. Λατρεύω να πηγαίνω στο δωμάτιό μου στο τέλος της μέρας, εγώ και ο σκύλος μου. Είμαι ελεύθερη εδώ και δυο χρόνια. Είμαι εντάξει με αυτό», κατέληξε η Γκόμεζ.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Honestly, I don’t even know how I’m alive right now,” Selena Gomez says. She was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus in 2013, then developed a complication called lupus nephritis, requiring a kidney transplant in 2017. “The moment I came out I remember starting to shake and my mom screaming and then being put back under,” she recalls. Due to complications, the two-hour surgery lasted another seven hours, and in the process her doctors had to use arteries from her legs. “That’s what makes you go, You know what, I’m just so happy to be alive,” Gomez says. Now, after a long journey through illness and heartbreak, the former teen star has emerged as a full-fledged artist with “Rare,” her first album in four years. Read about it at the link in bio. You can buy the issue on newsstands on 1/18. (🖋️: @derekblasberg, 📷: @lachlanbailey, styling: @georgecortina) ⁠

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