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Selena Gomez And Leighton Meester Open Up About Growing Up In Single-Parent Households!

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Aw! Such positive attitudes, just as we'd expect from them

In Selena Gomez's new movie, Monte Carlo, the actress plays a teenager in the middle of acclimating to a new step-parent and sister, played by Leighton Meester, and she's recently revealed that she drew a lot of inspiration for the part from her own parents' divorce when she was just five years old!

She explains:

"I just think it's really common nowadays, that you grow up in a single-parent household. I grew up like that, and I was fine. My dad was still in my life, so it was good. I love that there's that message in the movie. Being able to be married into a family, which is so common, and having people you don't know like stepsisters and stepbrothers, and getting past the awkward stage. I think it was nice that we touched on that."

And Leighton agrees:

"I feel like we're all family, and it's actually a happier family then when I was younger and it was just me and my brothers. I have sisters now, and I always wanted sisters, and so for the last nine years they've been my sisters. It's great, but I think a lot of people can relate to that. It is sort of weird at first, I guess. I think the movie touches on that a bit. It's the same thing as meeting somebody on a movie, either they're cool or they're not."

Very true, gurls!

Thanks for taking the time to address this - we're sure SO many can relate to that kind of struggle!

Just all the more proof that there is NO right way to make a family!

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5 comments to “Selena Gomez And Leighton Meester Open Up About Growing Up In Single-Parent Households!”



  1. 1

    These Disney has-beens are so full of themselves



  2. 2

    Oh, how brave, what positive strong women even though they came from the tough horrible existance of single parent homes…like millions of the rest of us. FUck off.



  3. 3

    Yes, growing up with single parents and being rich. Oh, the horror..
    I grew up with just my dad, poor and on welfare, and he was an abusive asshole too. A very nasty divorce case with my mom that dragged on for years and pretty much scared me and my sister for life.
    Please tell me how you can relate to that, girls (mostly aiming it at Selena).



  4. 4

    Re: Pretty Boys Are Forever – Please tell me how your family being screwed is in ANY WAY Selenia's fault. Sounds like you're just bitter and looking for someone to blame.



  5. 5

    Re: hoochpit – The difference between her and the "millions of the rest of you" is she turned out graceful and classy, by the looks of your comments, you - not so much.