Selena Gomez is nothing but proud of Justin Bieber!
On Thursday, the former Disney darling sang praise for ex-boyfriend amid his current musical comeback. Aww!
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"While people were writing that I was stupid for being in [the relationship], this is what I always saw in him. I'm like, duh!"
Huh. We never thought of it that way. In case you forgot, Selly G and the What Do You Mean singer had quite the on-again/off-again relationship between 2011 and 2014.
During that time, the Biebs got himself into quite a bit of trouble — but seems to have gotten his career back on track without any major hiccups.
Still, the starlet relayed that she always saw the potential inside the 21-year-old.
Even though Miz Gomez's experience with her former flame was certainly a tumultuous one, she doesn't regret it one bit.
"It's all part of my story. I'm growing and changing. I was in a relationship, and I was being managed by my parents, and I was still under Hollywood and Disney, and I was being held to this expectation of being the good girl."
Well, you've definitely come into your own Selena. LOVES it!
In fact, this isn't the first time the brunette beauty's mentioned her ex in a revealing interview. Earlier this month, the Good For You performer shared that she'd always "love" the Canadian artist and even hinted that a reunion with JB wasn't completely out of the question. Whoa!
Who can blame her — does anyone EVER forget their first love?
Nonetheless, the Wizards of Waverly Place alum has since surrounded herself with her powerhouse friends and reinvented her sound, for her upcoming album Revival, in her post Bieber/Disney life.
Bestie Taylor Swift noted:
"In the last two years, I've seen Selena start to make her career her own. She's separated her opinion out and prioritized it above anyone else's. Her childhood was defined by working hard, with the major business decisions primarily being made by others. The coolest part of watching her grow up has been seeing her gradually take the creative reins and start to steer the ship."
What a beautiful display of female friendship. Claps all around.
Girl, just know that we think you're totally killing it right now. Keeping doing U Selena!
[Image via Will Alexander/Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]
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