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Francia Raisa's Mother Denies Any Money Changed Hands Between Selena Gomez & Her Daughter!

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We are so inspired by the friendship between Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa!

For someone to give up a kidney, literally a part of themselves for their friend — we can hardly imagine!

Related: The Weeknd Scheduled His Tour Around Selena's Surgery!

But in a new interview with Al Rojo Vivo, Francia's mother, Virginia Almendarez, explained the pair are really more like family. She said:

"They've been friends for many years. They're like sisters. I love her a lot, too. She loves me a lot. She says I'm her mom. I'm very proud of both of them."

So how did Virginia react to first learning her daughter's plans? She was afraid, but the more she learned the more she realized everything would be fine:

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New Details About Why Francia Raisa Donated Her Kidney To Selena Gomez & How She Kept It A Secret!

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Selena Gomez has an amazing inner circle!

Francia Raisa showed just how big her heart is when she donated her kidney to Selena Gomez at her time of need!

The bonded besties have both spoken out about the transplant, which is said to have been done in June at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Related: The Weeknd Scheduled His Tour Around Selena's Surgery

More details are coming out about their close relationship, and just how they were able to keep the surgery a secret until now.

One source close to Francia told Us Weekly:

"Francia and Selena are like sisters. There's a group of girls who have always stuck close to Selena. Her inner circle is very tight and everyone protects Selena. Francia comes from a big family … Selena is like a sister to her. Selena didn't ask Francia to be tested as a match — Francia is the kind of person who would offer to do that for any one of her friends."

The 29-year-old couldn't have done more for Selena!

Even making sure to keep it a secret, the Dear White People star didn't fill anyone in on who would be receiving her organ:

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The Weeknd Continues Being The Best Boyfriend Ever — He Scheduled His Tour Around Selena Gomez' Surgery!

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Selena Gomez has so much support!

Not only does she have an amazing best friend like Francia Raisa to donate a kidney to her, she also has a man willing to put his career on hold!

Related: 5 Things To Know About Francia Raisa!

A source close to Selena told People The Weeknd specifically scheduled his performances around her surgery so he could spend time with her while she recuperated.

That was after the Starboy singer experienced the scariness of her condition firsthand as he was there when she went through kidney failure in May.

The source said Abel wasn't the only one who was by her side:

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Selena Gomez's BFF Francia Raisa Speaks Out About Donating Her Kidney In Beautiful Post!

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Francia Raisa is the ultimate BFF!

Cue You've Got A Friend In Me!

Hours after Selena Gomez went public about her secret kidney transplant, Francia Raisa has decided to open up about her decision to donate her kidney to her best friend!

Related: 5 Things To Know About Francia!

As it's being reported by TMZ that the surgery was hard on the 29-year-old, leaving her unable to participate in any physical activities for two months after, she went on Instagram to write:

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5 Things To Know About Selena Gomez's Kidney Donor Francia Raisa!

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Meet Selena Gomez's best friend and donor!

Selena Gomez had a secret kidney transplant after her friend Francia Raisa graciously donated hers!

They're bonded for life now!

An Us Weekly source says the two "are the ultimate" bestiez, so it only makes sense for us to share insight into their beautiful and giving friendship!

Related: More Details About Selena's Kidney Transplant!

Here are five things to know about the 29-year-old:

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More Details About Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Including How She Faced Kidney Failure Months Before Surgery!

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More details about Selena Gomez's surgery!

Selena Gomez is lucky to have such an amazing support system!

As we previously reported, the songstress revealed she received a kidney transplant months ago, all thanks to her best friend and fellow actress, Francia Raisa!

According to TMZ, The Weeknd also played a huge part as he stuck by her side when Selly was rushed to the hospital due to kidney failure back in May! It turns out the star, who has openly talked about her battle with lupus, was in Chicago for the R&B singer's show when it happened.

Related: Selena Opens Up About Feeling "Really Violated" As A Young Star

They say she was already on the list for a kidney transplant.

For those who don't know, lupus is a serious disease which attacks the immune system and can attack the organs, including the kidneys, heart, and lungs.

Selena is so brave for opening up so much to her fans.

We're wishing her the best of health!

[Image via Instagram.]

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Selena Gomez Received Kidney Transplant From Bestie Francia Raisa

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What an incredible gift.

As some of you may've noticed, Selena Gomez has been laying low quite a bit this summer. However, on Thursday, the Fetish singer took to Instagram to explain that she has a good reason for being MIA. It appears the former Disney darling needed to get a kidney transplant over complications from her Lupus disease.

Related: Selena Opens Up About Feeling "Really Violated" As A Young Star

Alongside the pic (above), the A-lister shared:

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