Selena Gomez’s documentary opens up on her mental health and split from Justin Bieber
A documentary about Selena Gomez debuted on Apple TV+ on Friday. In her documentary “My Mind & Me,” she opens up about her mental health journey, lupus, and breakup with Justin Bieber. An outpouring of support from her fan group Selenators and other viewers flooded social media.
The Apple TV+ film features Selena Gomez’s battle with lupus, her stardom, and her mental illness. “My Mind & Me” began trending on Twitter as many shared their reactions toward her documentary.
One fan wrote on Twitter, “words can’t describe how proud I am of her. She’s one of the strongest people I’ve ever known. Selena, I’m so proud of you; I’m so grateful and happy to call you my idol because you are such an example. I love you so much, thank you.”
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While the pop star had made some revelations in her film, her real emotions about her breakup with Justin Bieber were relevant to the fans. She described her break-up with her fellow singer as the “best thing that ever happened to me.”Although she never mentioned names, she was talking about her song “Lose You to Love Me.”This track came around after a year of splitting up with Bieber.
Gomez said, “I text [songwriters] Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter and said, ‘I think I’m ready to say I’m sad. We wrote the song in 45 minutes. The fastest song I’ve ever written. It’s about more than lost love. It’s me learning to choose myself, to choose life, and hoping that people can find grace and peace. The song is about knowing that you completely lost every part of who you are to rediscover yourself again.”
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were a thing and had been dating on and off from 2012-2018. Bieber married Hailey Baldwin a few months after their final breakup.
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Gomez said, “Everything was so public. I felt haunted by a past relationship that no one wanted to let go of. Then I just moved past it, and I wasn’t afraid anymore. I feel like I had to go through the worst possible heartbreak ever and then forget everything at the drop of the hand. It was really confusing. But I think that needed to happen, and ultimately it was the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Furthermore, one part of her life that made Gomez’s supporters appreciate her more was when she candidly shared her victories with her battles against mental health. In April 2020, she revealed her bipolar diagnosis. Long before this, she had been sharing about her personal struggles with anxiety and depression.
At the premiere of her documentary in Los Angeles, she told PEOPLE about her perception of the world nowadays. “I have a healthy relationship with my therapist, so let’s start there. I’m doing things with my Rare Impact Fund. And, I’m having these conversations. I’m meeting people.”