Selena Gomez Says Justin Bieber Emotionally Abused Her During Their Relationship
"I had to find a way to understand it as an adult"
NPR have released an interview with the singer where she explains the inspiration behind new album, Rare. The 27-year-old also revealed how she’s grown as a woman since the release of her 2015 album, Revival.
Explaining that she’s had a "a few of the worst moments of my life" during those five years, Sel explained that she had a lot of unresolved feelings about the breakdown of her romance with Justin.
"I felt I didn't get a respectful closure, and I had accepted that, but I know I needed some way to just say a few things that I wish I had said....It was very difficult and I'm happy it's over."
"I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse —” Selena began, before the interviewer asked: “You mean emotional abuse?"
“Yes, and I think that it's something that — I had to find a way to understand it as an adult. And I had to understand the choices I was making.
“As much as I definitely don't want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I've ever felt and I've found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible.”
Justin and Selena dated between 2011 and 2018. Following their final break-up, Justin began dating Hailey Baldwin, with the pair tying the knot later in 2018.