She had to lose him to love herself.
The 27-year-old famously dated
Sharing her heart: While on the Zach Sang Show, Selena Gomez (above at the studio) spoke on her status as a single woman, and described the kind of love she hopes to find in the future
‘So I’ve been super, super single for two years,’ Selena admitted to show host Zach.
Her reveal comes despite the fact Gomez did briefly reunite with Bieber, first seen at church with him in fall of 2017 and later spotted during several fun, flirty dates where they shared some PDA.
They officially called it quits once again come March 2018, only for Bieber to start dating now-wife Hailey by June.
Justin and Hailey wed in a courthouse ceremony that September, and later married in a church ceremony one year later.
Hard to leave: Her reveal comes despite the fact Gomez did briefly reunite with Bieber, first seen at church with him in fall of 2017. She is seen with Justin in November 2017
But Texas native Selena isn’t giving up on love, only anticipating the kind of romance she’ll have in the future.
‘I want to know what that love will look like next for me. I want it to be real and I don’t want it to be co-dependent or messy or lack of communication.
‘I think, you know when you get older, you find people who are actually right for you, that are actually on the same wavelength if you will.’
Calling it out: The singer famously dated Justin Bieber on-and-off for years, and recently released her song, Lose You To Love Me, about their final break-up
The singer says that she’s currently ‘chillin,’ and is ‘having way too much fun’ being single. But it wasn’t always that way for her.
‘It sucked for the first year, I was like, “I just want to cuddle. I just want to watch something and be adored.” But ya, now it feels good. Now it feels awesome.’
When it comes to her future love, Selena noted what she’d do this time.
Strong: The star says she believes that ‘love exists’ and doesn’t ‘want to be jaded or bitter from anything.’ She is seen in New York in June
‘I think it stars with being very transparent,’ she began.
‘I don’t have room to buffer things that I need or that I want. I think girls can sometimes be scared of that, because what? We’re viewed as crazy or needy or overthinking things or dramatic. I understand sometimes, but I love being a girl and I love having the emotions I have and falling super deep and then being passionate. It’s just about containing it and it’s just, channeling it in the right areas.’
Selena says she believes that ‘love exists’ and doesn’t ‘want to be jaded or bitter from anything.’
‘And I’m happy waiting for that for however long it takes because we’re going to be doing this forever.”
His path: Selena famously dated ex Justin on-and-off since around 2010. Their last and final break-up happened in March of last year. By June, he was officially dating Hailey Baldwin, whom he legally wed last September. They married in a Christian church ceremony this year