Selena Gomez on Being Friends Again With Demi Lovato: 'She's Like Family at This Point'

by Alex Ungerman 5:44 PM PDT, September 11, 2015
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Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have made it past the bad blood!

The 23-year-old "Good for You" singer joined ET at New York Fashion Week on Thursday for an eye-opening talk about her rekindled friendship with Demi Lovato, the body shaming she's experienced in the past year, and her upcoming album, Revival.

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"We went to a dinner, I think it was two weeks ago," Selena said of reconnecting with Demi. "We were at the dinner, we were talking about her record, my record, just kind of catching up."

"I love her. She's like family at this point," the pop star continued. "It's just nice to be able to see people that you grew up with succeed."

Before the re-connection, the former Disney stars hadn't been photographed together at a public event since February 2014. The two have appeared to have squashed what was between them however, judging by Demi's Instagram post on Thursday, writing, "Look at how #coolforthesummer we are.. Friends for years, #sameoldlove."

Look at how #coolforthesummer we are.. Friends for years, #sameoldlove 👯👭💕

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Over the years, Selena has learned that the company you keep is the most important thing.

"Surround yourself with the greatest girls," she said. "I learn from my friends, I grow from them, they encourage me. I want the friends that will call me out."

"Any situation you’re in, if you're with the right group of people, that's all that matters," she continued.

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Another one of Selena's BFFs is Taylor Swift, who gave her old friend top billing in her epic "Bad Blood" music video.

"I'm so proud of her," Selena said of Taylor's massive success. "I've known here for eight years. She would come to any of my premieres of a movie. She would do anything for me."

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That support system is key, as Selena has found herself dealing with a troubling new matter lately: body shaming.

"I actually had never experienced it before," she revealed, discussing negativity about her appearance she's received on social media. "I couldn't even imagine what my fans or kids go through at school -- it's just so difficult and awful."

"I want them to know it's OK," she added.

work flow//meetings #ilovemyjob #COFFEE

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Despite this, things are looking up for Selena, whose new album drops Oct 9.

"I feel so comfortable. This is going to be a great year. This album to me means so much," she admitted. "I want to be heard, and I want people to have something to listen to that’s inspirational but also a pop song."

The Spring Breakers star is going stripped down on the new record, both on the cover, and emotionally.

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"The idea of my new record is that it is my moment. I feel like I'm able to be heard. When I did the album cover I wanted it to just be bare," she said. "I didn't want a bunch of diamonds, or full on-makeup. The idea was just for me to be pure and raw."

"I'm just so confident and comfortable and I feel free more than I've ever felt in my whole life," she continued. "This album is one of the best things I've ever done."

"I feel like I'm able to be heard."

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Selena also opened up about what she was going for with Revival's second single, "Same Old Love."


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"That song represents so many different kinds of love," she said. "The first person you love when you're a young girl is your dad, is your mom, and I think that you kind of follow that pattern in a way.

"The video I just shot for it represents different styles of love and how you can go for it," she added.

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It sounds like Selena is in a really good place with her friends, and with herself!

We can't wait for Revival to release! Watch the video below.