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Despite her 268 million followers on Instagram, Selena Gomez does not have the platform on her phone.
In a new interview with WWDBeauty Inc. number, the “Only Murders In The Building” star, 29, revealed that she deleted all social media from her phone, “I do all my messages texting my assistant and the caption I want.”
“I say this because it’s a huge and important part of why I feel like I’m as healthy as I have been,” Gomez explained. “Actually, I’m totally unaware of what’s going on in pop culture, and that makes me really happy.”
She added: “And maybe that doesn’t make everyone happy, but for me it really saved my life.”
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While Gomez’s phone has been without social media for three years, she made the decision for the first time after it became too much.
“To be honest, I was just like ‘This is too much information’,” she said. “It’s too much of my personal life sprawled out all over the place, and it was just out of control. I felt like my thoughts and everything I was consuming were revolving around a million other different people in the world saying good things and bad things. And I just thought, ‘Why should I – I’m not getting any of it. Nothing gives me life. And I just cracked up, and I’m done with it.
After revealing that she wanted to completely delete accounts and profiles, her team convinced her otherwise.
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“I’m glad I didn’t because it’s such a wonderful way to stay connected,” she said. “And when I keep going, it makes me happy to know that I’m just completely honest and true to who I am.”
The Rare Beauty mogul also opened up about his own mental health, struggles with anxiety and depression, and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She also spoke about living with lupus and her kidney transplant in 2017.
“There was this immense pressure that I had growing up and I felt I had to be a good role model,” Gomez told the magazine. “And then I felt like maybe it was just unrealistic, and my life got really public really quickly, and I didn’t know I was going through my own journey with mental health back then.” . So, it was really confusing growing up, and once people created this story of my life, I realized I couldn’t shut up anymore. I just have to tackle what needs to be tackled, and I’m the one who gets my story back, which is, “OK, yeah, I was going through a really tough time, and that’s why, and that’s what I’m doing. face.”
“It feels good to finally not care as much as I do,” she added. “I think about the number of years I wasted worrying so much about what people thought, and it was just suffocating. And I think I wasted time doing that. What I love so far about getting older is that I start to be really happy with who I am, knowing what I want and knowing what I don’t want.
Read more from Gomez at wwd.com.