Selena Gomez really is sick of that same old love, and we’ve never liked her more for it than right now.
The Revival beauty is the cover star of W magazine’s March 2016American Fashion Issue, shot by Steven Klein, and she’s more likable (and hotter) than ever in her newest interview. She opened up about everything from her food cravings (for example, wanting Chick fil’ A, she had to settle on another one of her favorites, Chili’s, because it was closer) to her young love with Justin Bieber, to alleged feuds and her relationship with her fans (“Yeah. They feel like they know me.”).
Here are seven important things we learned from Gomez’s fantastic W magazine interview with David Amsden (which is worth the full read here):
“Oh shit” was her thought when her run on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place ended.
Once Disney was over, I was like: Oh, shit. I didn’t know what I wanted to be. I had to learn to be myself.
Although she’s only 23, she feels like she’s 40. Amsden explains:
When Gomez was 18, for instance, she told a writer for this magazine that the age she felt closest to was 15, which surprised me. “I’ve been raised around adults, but I’m still very naive,” she said at the time, sounding like the groomed and stunted product of the Disney tween machine. Reminding her of this, I asked what age she related to now. “I probably feel, like, 40?” she replied, letting the thought linger before releasing a burst of throaty laughter.
On her very public relationship (and then breakup) with Justin Bieber:
At first I didn’t care. To me it was: I’m 18, I have a boyfriend, we look cute together, we like that. Then I got my heart broken and I cared. Because people had no idea what was going on, but everywhere it was a million different things.
I was kind of in a corner, banging my head against the wall. I didn’t know where to go.
She explains there was never any feud with fellow Disney star Miley Cyrus, and that she’s actually a fan of her music.
She’s “so done” with Bieber. Amsden writes:
When I broached the subject [of Bieber’s Purpose and how some of the songs were written to or about her], she replied with a deep sigh. “I’m so exhausted,” she said. “I honestly am so done. I care about his health and well-being. But I can’t do it anymore.”
She will eventually give up social media in a couple of years:
I’m utilizing social media right now because of my age and because, to be honest, everybody else in the world was talking about me, so I wanted a fucking say. I honestly had to, because I didn’t really expect my life to be as public as it was. Is this going to destroy me or make me? I still have to make that choice on a daily basis…
In a few years. I’ll give all of it up.
Her manager made her post that selfie of Christopher Mason, who starred in her “Hand to Myself” music video. Gomez said to Amsted:
Oh, my God. Look at what my manager wants me to post. He’s my ‘boyfriend’ in my video for ‘Hands to Myself.’ It comes out next week.
No caption, nothing. Watch—it’ll be crazy.
Amsden then notes, “Within 12 hours, the post had received 1.2 million “likes” and had become an international story.”