Selena Gomez Shares Thoughts on Body Changes While Addressing Unpleasant Comments about Her Weight Gain
In a new Instagram post, the singer admitted she’ll never look like her former self following her 2015 lupus diagnosis.
Selena Gomez has been in the public eye since she was very young, and everyone has seen her change over the years. Recently, she talked about how her weight has gone up and down. She was a bit hard on herself, saying she knows she won’t look the same as she did before.
Selena Says She’ll Never Look Like Her Old Self
Selena Gomez shared two pictures on Instagram, one from 2013 and another more recent one from a trip to Mexico in 2012. She admitted that she won’t look the same as she did in the past but expressed pride in being herself. In the newer photo, she wore a high-waisted bikini, showing a curvier figure.
This isn’t the first time Selena has talked about her body changes. She mentioned her lupus diagnosis in 2015 and how the medication she takes has caused her to gain weight. In a TikTok video, she explained that the medication makes her retain water weight and encouraged others not to feel ashamed about their own struggles.
Selena Says She’s Been Judged Harshly For Gaining Weight
In October 2023, Selena Gomez shared her experience of facing judgment about her body size during a sample fitting. She revealed that none of the sample sizes fit her anymore, causing her embarrassment. Selena questioned the unrealistic expectation for a woman’s body not to change, particularly as she transitioned from her teenage years to her twenties.
She expressed feeling unfairly targeted for not maintaining a “teenager’s body” as the criticism intensified. Selena emphasized the challenges of dealing with societal expectations and the need for understanding that bodies naturally evolve over time. Her openness about these struggles aims to encourage acceptance and compassion for individuals navigating similar pressures.
Selena Gomez shared that she decided to take a break from social media after experiencing a heartbreak, specifically referencing her breakup from Justin Bieber, a relationship that spanned eight years with on-and-off phases. The emotional aftermath of the split made her reluctant to witness others’ activities online, as she felt it added to her distress.
She confessed to moments of negativity about her appearance, influenced by the images she encountered on Instagram, wishing her body resembled those she saw. Selena has been known to step back from social media when faced with overwhelming criticism, with body shaming being a significant factor.
However, it’s not just body shaming that prompts Selena to go offline. More recently, she mentioned taking a break after being involved in some drama with Kylie Jenner and Timothee Chalamet at the Emmys, even though this hiatus lasted only a few hours. Earlier in the year, Selena was seen on camera gossiping with Taylor Swift at an awards show, sparking rumors that she suggested Kylie Jenner prevented Timothee Chalamet from taking a picture with her. Both Selena and Timothee have denied these rumors.