"It was really hard for [Raisa] to keep this a secret. Paparazzi follow Selena everywhere and their friend group is really close, but Francia didn't tell anyone she was going to do this. It was a private thing between her and Selena,” the source says, adding that they “always planned to speak out about it, but wanted to wait until they had healed and they were in a place where they could share their story on their terms."
In a promo for their Today show interview, Gomez is seen tearing up while talking about Raisa’s kidney donation. “My kidneys were just done,” Gomez says. “That was it, and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life… and [Raisa] volunteered and did it.”
“[Gomez and Raisa are] both healthy and doing good,” the source reveals. “Francia is incredible. She loves dancing and being silly, and is such a kind person. She’s the kind of person you just want to be around because she is so passionate and has such a good outlook on life.”
"Francia never second guessed her decision and has no regrets,” the source continues. “She's excited to share her story publicly now."
See more on Gomez’s kidney transplant in the video below.