Selena Gomez: ‘Proud’ Of Her Body Changes Over The Years
Selena Gomez is letting go of her former body image. On Monday (January 22), the Only Murders in the Building star shared a series of Instagram Stories, showing off her body in photos from over the years. Gomez, 31, first shared a photo from at least ten years ago, where she is wearing a zebra print bikini. She wrote underneath the photo: “Today I realized I will never look like this again…”
Following up with a more recent bathing suit photo, Gomez is seen boarding back on a yacht looking back at the camera. Wearing a white and black high-waisted bikini, Gomez added in the second photo‘s caption: “I’m not perfect, but I am proud to be who I am.. Sometimes I forget it’s ok to be me.” The “Calm Down” singer’s recent posts follow her previous body positivity messages, along with the reason why her weight fluctuates. Despite years of struggling with her mental health, the former Disney star also suffers from Lupus. The Selena + Chef star addressed her weight gain last year was due to her Lupus medication.
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“I tend to hold a lot of water weight and that happens very normally. And then when I’m off of it, I tend to lose weight,” Gomez explained during a TikTok Live video at the time. “I just wanted to say and encourage anyone out there who feels any sort of shame for exactly what they’re going through and nobody knows the real story. So, I just want people to know that you’re beautiful and you’re wonderful. And, yeah, maybe we have days where we feel like s—. But, I would much rather be healthy and take care of myself.” The singer noted that her “medications are important” and “are what helps me.” She added, “[I’m] not a model, never will be. I think they’re awesome, mind you, but I’m definitely, definitely not that.” Gomez concluded the video by asking haters to keep the negativity at bay. “And if not, go away, because honestly, I don’t believe in shaming people for body or anything,” she said. Gomez has had Lupus for ten years now.
Selena Gomez goes live on TikTok to address comments about her body.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 16, 2023
She talks about her health, medication for lupus and how they affect her body. pic.twitter.com/19hr7XkiFm