Selena Gomez has been candid about her recent struggles, canceling her tour and announcing a decision to take time off to cope with the side effects of lupus, including “anxiety, panic attacks and depression,” as she said in a statement. Now, in the wake of reports that the “Kill ‘Em With Kindness” singer has entered rehab, some of her celebrity friends including Taylor Swift and Jennifer Aniston are reportedly stepping up to show support.
Taylor and Selena have been known as best friends for years, and although other pals are included in Swift’s famous girl squad, the two reportedly have stayed especially close. Consequently, when Taylor learned about her BFF’s struggles, she supported her in a variety of ways, according to Hollywood Life.
Swift, 26, has been there for her buddy ever since Gomez’s announcement that she was taking a hiatus to concentrate on her health, and a source cited by Hollywood Life revealed how Taylor wanted to help the 24-year-old singer.
“Taylor offered to let Selena stay with her and use her private plane during her hiatus.”
In addition to Swift, Gomez has a strong friendship with Jennifer. Aniston reportedly visited the pop princess in rehab, with Twitter lighting up with responses from enthusiastic fans about the news.
Jennifer reportedly brought a card with the signatures of their pals in Los Angeles, along with the news that their friends were supporting her in her struggles to heal.
When Aniston, 47, visited Selena in the rehab center, it was at the right time to lift her spirits, according to an insider cited by Celebs Now.
Even though Gomez reportedly is struggling with depression and lupus, Jennifer’s surprise visit to demonstrate her support was “exactly what Selena needed,” shared the insider.
“Selena’s allowed a limited number of visitors a day, but she got the surprise of her life when Jen showed up. [Jennifer is] incredibly supportive.”
Gomez recently became tangled in rumors about the Brangelina divorce drama, as the Inquisitr reported. Aniston has had a similar experience, and consequently Jennifer reportedly had empathy to offer.
“[Aniston] knows she must be feeling awful, getting caught up in the Brangelina divorce drama,” noted the source. “Seeing Jen was exactly what Selena needed. She’s so funny and sweet and she really cheered her up.”
In addition, the insider revealed that the singer has “been going through hell with anxiety and depression over her lupus.” Jennifer therefore wanted to emphasize that “everyone was rooting for her,” added the source.
“[Aniston] even turned up with a card signed by all their friends back home in L.A.”
Jennifer and the singer have been friends since meeting in December 2014 at a party.
“We met through my management so it was kind of like a friendly meeting and instantly she’s, like, inviting me to her house,” explained Gomez. “She’s very cool and very sweet. She kind of gives me a lot of maternal advice.”
The motherly advice from Aniston and support from Swift come amid the singer’s struggles, which she shared in a statement about her reason for taking some time off.
“I have lupus… Anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects… I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness.”
In addition to her autoimmune disease and the side effects, she also endured a social media feud with her former boyfriend Justin Bieber. Will Justin join Taylor and Jennifer in stepping up to support his former girlfriend, or is Bieber preoccupied with his tour as well as the possibility of a renewed romance with Sofia Richie?
Justin is busy making everything come up roses for some of his sexy female fans, according to TMZ, which noted there’s a chance that his romance with Sofia will blossom again.
As to why Bieber can’t spare at least one of those roses to cheer up his former girlfriend in rehab, Justin is in London on his Purpose Tour. Prior to going to an after-party at Tape nightclub, Bieber handed out red and pink roses to thrilled Beliebers.
Richie was at the club as well, and even though it’s not known if Justin saved a rose for Sofia, it’s possible that the two could become involved again, according to TMZ.
Hollywood Life also commented on the possibility that Bieber once again might become romantically involved with Sofia. In addition to the two attending the same nightclub, Richie was spotted at Justin’s concert on October 12.
Will Bieber’s tour and the possibility of a renewed romance with Sofia prevent him from joining Aniston and Swift on Selena’s support team? What do you think? Post your comments below.
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