After a rough year, actress and singer Selena Gomez is determined to “take her power back.”
The 21-year old recently posted a picture on her Instagram page of herself in Nepal in a yellow bikini with the caption “Taking my power back.. can’t wait to show you where I’ve been. I love y’all. Ps, I still obsess over pickles.”
Gomez has seemingly gone through a lot recently.
In January, she entered Dawn at the Meadows rehab facility in Wickenburg, Arizona to “get herself together.” This was following an announcement in December that she would be canceling the Australian leg of her tour.
“Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows,” a rep told US magazine, “but not for substance abuse.”
“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them,” Gomez said in a statement. “But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.”
Soon after her visit to Meadows, her ex-boyfriend, pop star Justin Bieber, was arrested.
Gomez and Bieber have had a very public off-on relationship which was highlighted with more drama at Coachella in April when Gomez got into an argument with Kylie Jenner for flirting with Bieber during the festivities. Since then, Gomez and the Jenner girls are said to have “cleared it up.”
This comes following rumors in 2012 of a Gomez pregnancy by Bieber, though a rep for the “Come and Get It” singer says that the rumor of a miscarriage is “100 percent fictional.”
But now, yellow bikini and all, Gomez is moving on. She is expected to sign with Katy Perry’s manager, Bradford Cobb, after firing her manager parents, Brian and Mandy Teefey, who have managed her since childhood.
Cobb was listed as one of Billboard’s 40 Executives Under 40 in 2013 and was instrumental in making Katy Perry a pop star diva.
Gomez has even reconciled with Taylor Swift, who is encouraging Gomez to write a song expressing her feelings about Bieber. And why not? Swift has seemed to have success with that herself.
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