Selena Gomez Opens Up About Fame as Her Mother Approves of The Weeknd

Selena Gomez doesn’t think her music defines her.

While attending the 2017 Met Gala, the “It Ain’t Me” singer opened up about fame to Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, a photoblog that features portraits and interviews collected from people of the Big Apple. Posing in a hallway at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gomez told the photographer that she wouldn’t mind if she were no longer famous.

“I feel like I’m just starting, but I think I’d be fine if it all went away,” she said. “I get that from my mother. From the moment I started singing, she always reminded me that all of this was a privilege, and could be taken at any moment. So singing is not how I define myself. I try to keep my identity rooted in my friendships and my faith.”

Gomez’s mom, Mandy Teefey, also seemingly agrees. During the star-studded event, she gushed about Gomez and boyfriend The Weeknd’s big red carpet debut as a couple.

Commenting on a photo of the two shared on The Weeknd’s Instagram, Teefey wrote, “Glowing, smiling, looking health and equal love. Mama is happy XO.”

It was the first time Gomez walked a red carpet with the “Starboy” crooner. Previously, the two made things “Instagram official” by sharing a selfie of them together at Coachella.

It looks like mother does know best!