Selena Gomez has learned her lesson when it comes to dating in the spotlight!
In an interview with Vogue, the 24-year-old told writer Rob Haskell that “everything she has said about her relationships in the past has come back to bite her, and that she will never do it again.” Which means we won’t be getting any dirt on her boyfriend The Weeknd.
The brunette beauty’s quote is no doubt in reference to her on-and-off romance with Justin Bieber, which spanned five years and was constantly being picked apart by fans. The interest in her personal life has since affected the way she conducts herself on social media.
“Look, I love what I do, and I’m aware of how lucky I am. But, how can I say this without sounding weird? I just really can’t wait for people to forget about me,” she admitted, adding that she no longer knows the password to her Instagram (which is the most followed on the app). Her assistant posts on her behalf.
“It had become so consuming to me,” she explained of her former obsession with social media. “It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about. I always end up feeling like s–t when I look at Instagram.”
The unhealthy habit was one of the reasons Selena completed a stint in rehab last year. And her family is worried that The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) isn’t a good influence on the Spring Breakers star. “[Her mom] Mandy has heard the dirty and drug-related lyrics to Abel’s songs and she doesn’t approve of Selena hanging out and partying with him,” an insider previously told Life & Style.
Scroll through the gallery below for a look back at Selena’s most talked about Instagram photos!