Selena Gomez appears to have gone home for the holidays.
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Selena Gomez’s mother, Mandy Teefy, shared a photo of Selena Gomez and two other family members. Their holiday celebration took place just days after Selena Gomez made her first post-rehab appearance at last Sunday night’s 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
“[Selena Gomez] looked like she was having a great time in photos that her mom Mandy shared on Black Friday,” Hollywood Life revealed to readers on November 26.
“Selena was casual in a loose black sweater and pants, while her mom wore a coordinating grey sweater and pants.”
Just prior to her mom’s photos being shared, Selena Gomez, who recently spent several weeks in rehab, made her social media return with a post to her fans and followers on Instagram. Along with a black and white photo of herself and her fans, Selena Gomez said 2016 had been the “hardest yet most rewarding” year yet.
In August, Selena Gomez revealed she would be taking some time off after facing struggles with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. In a statement to People Magazine, Selena Gomez explained that her mental health concerns had stemmed from her Lupus diagnosis.
“I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off,” Selena Gomez said at the time.
“Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”
Following her statement, rumors of Selena Gomez’s potential heartache from Justin Bieber began to swirl. As fans will recall, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were involved in a messy Instagram spat in mid-August after Bieber shared a couple of photos of himself and his former flame, Sofia Richie, and threatened to make his account private if his fans and followers continued to be unkind to her.
During their fight, Selena Gomez was accused by Bieber of using him for attention and possibly cheating on him with Zayn Malik. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez claimed it was Bieber who cheated multiple times.
One month after the fight took place, a Life & Style magazine source claimed Selena Gomez reportedly blamed Justin Bieber for her “breakdown.”
“It was really hard for her. [Selena Gomez] saw Justin looking so happy and that really sent her into a downward spiral,” the source explained.
The source continued on, claiming that despite Selena Gomez’s rumored heartbreak, she was determined to move on from Bieber and their strained relationship.
“[Selena Gomez] wants everyone to know where she’s coming from and how she feels,” an alleged friend of the singer revealed.
“She knows she needs to take care of herself.”
Although Selena Gomez never publicly confirmed her post-rehab plans, or her plans to celebrate Thanksgiving, a Hollywood Life report earlier this week claimed the 24-year-old actress and singer was planning to enjoy a “low-key” Thanksgiving feast with her family.
“[Selena Gomez] is going home for Thanksgiving to be with her family,” the insider revealed.
“That’s always the most important thing to her.”
Selena Gomez spent several weeks away from the prying eye of her fans and the media but now, she appears to be in a good place and during her emotional speech at the 2016 American Music Awards, Gomez confirmed she was no longer looking for the validation of others.
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