Selena Gomez Breaks Her Silence On Demi Lovato’s Overdose: ‘I Love Her’

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Selena Gomez broke silence following her childhood friend Demi Lovato’s drug overdose and shared that she “reached out” to her after it happened.

“All I’m saying is, I reached out personally. I didn’t do a public thing. I didn’t want to,” the 26-year-old pop singer shared in a piece published Tuesday from Elle magazine’s October issue. (Celebrate Selena Gomez’s Birthday With Her Greatest Looks [SLIDESHOW])

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“I … I love her,” she added, getting choked up. “I’ve known her since I was seven. So … it’s … that’s what I’ll say.”

The interview reportedly took place last month, only days after Lovato had to be rushed to the hospital after paramedics found her unconscious at her Hollywood Hills Home from a drug overdose. Almost two weeks later, she was finally released from the hospital and immediately entered a rehab facility.

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Gomez also steered clear of talking about her breakup earlier this year with Justin Bieber and his engagement to model Hailey Baldwin soon after. At one point, though, she did open up about how she’d been downsizing her life lately and felt like a “totally different person,” in a good way.

“I think everything in my life is being majorly downsized, in a very good way,” Gomez explained. “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.’ 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.”

“Right now,” she continued, “I feel very sure of where I am. I don’t feel erratic or emotionally unstable, or like I can’t handle my emotions, like I used to. It’s kind of understanding myself a little more. By all means, I don’t have myself figured out. But it feels good.”

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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