Selena Gomez a drunk? Although Justin Bieber said so, most just felt that misery wanted company given his topsy-turvy, fast lifestyle. However, recent reports may actually prove that the “Beauty and the Beat” singer may have been telling the truth.
According to TMZ, Gomez has been “hitting the bottle hard” over the past couple weeks. While most reports are usually unconfirmed rumors from unidentified “inside” sources, this particular information came “straight from the horse’s mouth.”
Gomez actually took to social media with a ‘happy-hour selfie,’ which captured her nursing a cocktail. Although the drink may look relatively innocent, with whip cream and a cherry on top, TMZ has made great strides to uncover exactly what’s in the drink Gomez is seen sipping on in the picture.
While the caption for the picture read, “Extra whip cream please! Dessert before dinner. Duh,” the publication confirms that the alluring liquid substance is indeed alcohol. The actress-singer was even seen leaving the Sketch Restaurant in London shortly after the picture was posted.
A number of media outlets, namely TMZ, reported Gomez secretly checking into a rehabilitation facility a couple weeks prior to the infamous selfie being posted. Of course, her camp refuted the claims. Although her representative confirmed that she did spend time at The Meadows in Wickenburg, AZ, no specifics were ever given to explain why she actually went to rehab. “Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse,” Gomez’s representative explained.
Then, as reports began to surface, her reason for going to rehab became much more concise. “Her friends and family became increasingly worried that there might be a serious problem with Selena,” said another source. “Particularly, her parents. The partying was, at times, wild. They wanted to help her — and they very much encouraged her to go to rehab. Others very close to her also urged her to seek professional help.”
It has also been revealed that Gomez had even been experimenting with marijuana as well as prescription drugs including Xanax and Ambien prior to entering the facility on Jan. 5.
A source from The Meadows also weighed with evasive details about Gomez’s condition. “It just got to a point where she needed to get out of Los Angeles, get away from ‘the scene’ and the pressures of Hollywood, to also get away from those who had, admittedly, become a bad influence on her,” a source said of her time at The Meadows.
However, Gomez reportedly cut the initial 45-day program short, as she opted to bail after attending for only two weeks, using the Sundance Film Festival as an excuse to flee. The former Disney star claimed to be cured so she opted not to return to the facility. But based on her recent picture, maybe she should consider.
Although Bieber’s being blamed as the influence behind Gomez’s behavior, at some point you have to take control of your own situation. Do you think Gomez has it all under control as she claims, or is she out of control? Alcoholic or not?