In an interview published Thursday, Gomez discussed her career in the entertainment industry with Rolling Stone’s Alex Morris. On Friday, the singer’s new documentary, “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,” which chronicles her mental health journey since 2016, was also released.
According to Rolling Stone, Gomez struggled to find her sound and appeal to her fans as she grew older. The former Disney star also revealed that she didn’t have many celebrity friends with whom she could discuss her problems.
“I never fit in with a cool group of girls that were celebrities. My only friend in the industry really is Taylor [Swift], so I remember feeling like I didn’t belong. I felt the presence of everyone around me living full lives. I had this position, and I was really happy, but … was I? Do these materialistic things make me happy?” she said, adding, “I just didn’t like who I was, because I didn’t know who I was.”
Swift and Gomez began dating in 2005. In 2017, Gomez told KIIS FM UK that they were both dating members of The Jonas Brothers at the time and that they “just clicked.”
In recent weeks, the friends have showered each other with compliments. According to Billboard, Gomez stated on her new SiriusXM Radio channel on Thursday that Swift is the “most influential artist for me.”
“Not because she’s my friend, but she has been an artist that can transition into so many different genres and she is able to do it seamlessly and I admire that so much. And that’s so rare,” she said. “I love her process and I just admire all the work that she’s done. She’s definitely inspired me.”
Swift, who released her 10th studio album “Midnights” on October 21, also backed Gomez and her new film. The singer shared the trailer for “My Mind & Me” and a sweet note to the “Only Murders in the Building” actress in an Instagram story posted Friday.
“So proud of you @selenagomez,” she wrote. “Love you forever.”