Selena Gomez Breaks Silence on Demi Lovato | Rahny Taylor Morning Show

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When DEMI LOVATO overdosed in July, everybody wanted to hear what SELENA GOMEZ had to say about it.  But she remained silent.  Until now.

In the new issue of "Elle" magazine, Selena said, quote, "All I'm saying is, I reached out personally.  I didn't do a public thing.  I didn't want to.  I love her.  I've known her since I was 7.  So . . . that's what I'll say."

She also revealed that she's been volunteering for A21 . . . a global nonprofit that combats human trafficking around the world.

She said, quote, "I wasn't going to immediately start discussing it.  It's out of my comfort zone.  I needed to be fully immersed in it.  I can't be silent about this.  The idea of human trafficking to me is . . . I'm flabbergasted."

After the interview came out, Selena posted an Instagram message saying she was bummed that it didn't focus enough on her work with A21 . . . so she shared a video and some pictures.

Alright. Speaking from my heart for over an hour to someone who puts those thoughts into paid words can be hard for me. The older I get the more I want my voice to be mine. This is all apart of my work within an industry that’s been around longer than all of us have been. The purpose of my interview was three fold. My work with A21, my new collection with Coach, and some new music. As I’m aware there will always be interests in one’s personal life because that’s the pace of our ‘social’ generation. I’m grateful for my position and I will always find ways to make my job more about others and giving back— all while having the best time with my music, fashion, film and my love for learning about the world that I’m eager to tap into more and more. Church is a name for something far more personal. There’s always agenda seeking information on such a subject and I understand why. Rarely do I mention church (and I didn’t) , but I’ll always feel comfortable talking about my values and beliefs. I respect that from everyone and anyone. I understand that reporters are working to grab the attention of a reader, however I will always work to ensure that what is public represents my truth. I’m a bit bummed but rarely surprised. Y’all know me and my heart. I can’t help it. So I’ll post some of MY photos from the collection and work with A21. My heart. And maybe edit my actual lyrics as you will all hear it soon 😊 I love you guys to the moon and back. For more information on the work I do with A21 please, please visit link in my bio. So much more on that soon!

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“I think everything in my life is being majorly downsized, in a very good way,” @SelenaGomez tells ELLE. “I’m going back to simplicity. That’s always who I’ve been. It’s not me saying, ‘I feel the best I’ve ever felt,’” she continues. “It’s me saying, ‘I’m exactly where I am. And I’m so happy I’m in this place.’ It’s a lot of self-discovery. From 20 to 26? Oh my gosh. I feel like a totally different person.” Link in bio for our full October 2018 cover story with #SelenaGomez. . . . ELLE October 2018 credits: cover star: @selenagomez editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia creative director: #stephengan photographer: @marianovivanco stylist: @annatrevelyan makeup: @hungvanngo hair: @mrchrismcmillan nails: @tombachik fashion credits: @coach

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