Gomez opened up to The New York Times about how her past relationship helped shape her upcoming album “Revival”, reports eonline.com.
“While people were writing that I was stupid for being in (the relationship), this is what I always saw in him. I’m like, duh!”
Gomez continued: “It’s all part of my story. I’m growing and changing. I was in a relationship, and I was being managed by my parents, and I was still under Hollywood and Disney, and I was being held to this expectation of being the good girl.”
But after personal and professional growth, Gomez says she’s ready for the world to see a different, more vulnerable side of her.
“I knew deep down that this wasn’t what I wanted to do – being exhausted of forcing something that wasn’t right, even in my personal life. I had to have moments where I was crying and I was like, ‘Why am I not in love with what I do?’ I was forced to get very uncomfortable for a while in order to make the decisions I made.”
She added: “I definitely remind myself that I’m in control. I feel like ultimately if I sit down and think about a decision I need to make, it’s really within myself. I make the decision, everything goes through me.”