In a new interview, singer Selena Gomez revealed she’s been happily single for the past two years. But now she’s feeling ready to mingle.
For a time, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were the ‘It’ couple of Hollywood. Though they were constantly dating on-and-off, many fans were confident these two would make it down the aisle one day. But when they broke up once again two years ago, it finally seemed like things were for good. Shortly after their break-up, Justin began seeing his old flame Hailey Baldwin, who he married last year.
Justin may have moved on quickly after their split, but Selena has taken her time enjoying the single life these past few years. She opened up about her single status on the Zach Sang Show on October 25th. Though she didn’t call Justin out by name, the timeline of their relationship makes it pretty clear he was the one she was referring to.
“I’ve been super, super single for two years and I want to know what the love will look like next for me,” Selena honestly revealed. “But I never want to lose the sense of love that I imagine it to be. I don’t want to get jaded or bitter from anything. I believe that it exists and I’m happy waiting for that for however long that takes because we’re gonna be like doing this forever. It’s just going to keep happening until we’re out.”
She continued by explaining that she wants to be open and honest about her love life in order to be more relatable to other women in her shoes. Selena wants others to be able to identify what a toxic relationship looks like and how to get out of it.
“You’re in a phase of life where you experience love for the first time and I think that can just be just a little toxic,” the former Disney star explained. “You have this codependency that you think is love and then you have this addiction to the passion and the frustration with each other that you think, ‘Oh, that’s love,’ or fighting or doing all this stuff, ‘Oh that’s love,’ and I believed that for a long time.”
Selena recently released the song “Lose To Love You,” which she says she wrote over a year ago. Based on the lyrics, many fans are confident the moody track is about her ex-boyfriend. Clearly, the starlet is ready for the world to know she’s moving on.
As for what she wants in a potential partner, Selena added, “I want it to be real and I don’t want it to be codependent or messy or lack of communication,” she continued. “I think you know when you get older, you find people that are actually right for you, that are actually on the same wavelength.”