Gomez opened up to Thrive Global about her recent break from the spotlight. She admitted that she felt "burned out" before her hiatus. And since then, she has been limiting who can contact her.
"I recently took 90 days off," she added. "During that time I did not have my cell phone. It was the most refreshing, calming, rejuvenating feeling. Now I rarely pick up my phone, and only limited people have access to me."
Reportedly she isn't allowing Bieber to contact her. Previous reports said that she didn't give her ex her new phone number. "She can be fragile emotionally and Justin is a major factor," a source said at the time.
Instead, Gomez has been focusing on herself these past few months. That's why she stepped away from the spotlight to deal with her mental health issues. But she returned at the American Music Awards last month, where she looked better than ever. And she spoke about her recovery.
"I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside," Gomez said at the AMAs. "I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what’s in here. I’m not trying to get validation nor do I need it anymore."
Gomez also recently returned to Instagram, where she made it clear she was moving forward with her life. And that meant putting her messy romance with Bieber behind her. Even though she may still love him, she knows that he is not good for her.
"I have a lot to be thankful for this year," Gomez captioned the photo above. "My year has been the hardest yet most rewarding one yet. I've finally fought the fight of not 'being enough'. I have only wanted to reflect the love you guys have given me for years and show how important it is to take care of YOU. By grace through faith. Kindness always wins. I love you guys. God bless."
In fact, Gomez isn't in a relationship with anyone at the moment. She was linked to Niall Horan last month when they were spotted hugging at the American Music Awards. But Horan confirmed this week that he doesn't have a girlfriend.
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