Selena Gomez is really proud of her close friend Demi Lovato. The former Wizards of Waverly Place star said she admires the singer for overcoming her recent problems.
The X Factor judge has reportedly struggled to keep her bipolar and eating disorders in check. Gomez said she was proud of Lovato for recently opening up about her issues.
“I’m very proud of Demi and her being able to accept the challenges she went through, but also for staying a good role model to people who do struggle with the things that she’s gone through,” Selena Gomez recently explained during an interview with i-D magazine.
She continued, “I’ve always been taught that you are who you surround yourself with. So if you surround yourself with good positive people you can only do good things for them and they can only do good things for you.”
Gomez stated that she relates to some of the problems Lovato was facing a few years back. When it comes to how the media portrays celebrities, the Getaway star said it can be frustrating to deal with the endless gossip. At the end of the day, she’s just a “normal girl living a normal life.”
Lovato said the key to recovery is having people around that have your back. The X Factor judge said she counted Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus as very close friends.
“I like to surround myself with people who understand where I am in my life and that have my best interests at heart. I feel like — especially with Nick [Jonas] — I feel like I can call him when I’m really struggling or whatever, and he’ll be there for me,” Lovato recently said.
Demi Lovato will return for another season of the singing competition this September. Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawke’s action flick Getaway hits theaters on August 30.
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