Selena Gomez is one of the biggest names in pop music.
The 22-year-old singer-actress has had phenomenal success throughout her 14-year career. From platinum-selling albums, to sell-out concerts, she’s been at the top of her game.
While most would consider her success a positive thing, the former Wizards of Waverly Place actress revealed she doesn’t handle fame as well as most people would assume.
During a recent interview with Into The Gloss, she spoke candidly about her transition into adulthood. The “Come & Get It” singer shared a number of details about her life starting with her days as a Disney kid.
“I was on Wizards of Waverly Place from when I was 14 until I was 18 or 19 and I thank God for that show—it gave me a legitimate family,” she told the beauty blog.
“The whole cast and crew were all there before anything started, they saw me at my best and at my worst, and could call me out on my s–t,” she explained. “I’m proud of that show. Sure, it put me in that box of being a Disney kid, but I wouldn’t change that for the world.”
Selena also revealed this entire year has been all about change for her. “It’s been such a transitional year for me—I moved out of my parents’ house this year and into my own place,” she said.
“Sometimes, I’ll be honest, I don’t handle all of this as well as people think, so it’s been important to really figure out what makes me feel grounded.”
Although her life tends to be a bit overwhelming at times, she did express that it gets a bit easier with age. “The older I get, the prouder I am to be a woman in this industry.”
The When the Sun Goes Down singer went on to explain the benefits of being a woman in the entertainment industry. “When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don’t think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift,” she continued.
“I want to make sure I utilize all that power…All the stuff that I’ve been living [has] been beautiful and awkward and authentic.”