Selena Gomez opens up about facing 'emotional abuse' while dating Justin Bieber, says 'I did not get a closure'

The 27-year-old singer got candid during an interview while talking about her song 'Lose You To Love Me'

                            Selena Gomez opens up about facing 'emotional abuse' while dating Justin Bieber, says 'I did not get a closure'
Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber (Getty Images)

Selena Gomez revealed that she was a 'victim' of 'emotional abuse' in her relationship with Justin Bieber. 

The 'Bad Liar' singer got candid while doing an interview with NPR on Sunday. The former Disney star said, "I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse [during the relationship]." She was then asked whether she had been referring to 'emotional abuse', Gomez responded positively. 

"Yes, and I think that it's something that — I had to find a way to understand it as an adult," Gomez shared. "As much as I definitely don't want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I've ever felt and I've found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible," she concluded. 

The conversation had led to Gomez talking about Bieber when she spoke about her song 'Lose You To Love Me'. The 27-year-old had confirmed that the song was about her on and off relationship with Bieber. "I'm very proud of [the song]. I felt I didn't get a respectful closure [in the relationship], and I had accepted that but I know I needed some way to just say a few things that I wish I had said," she shared. 

"It's not a hateful song; it's a song that is saying — I had something beautiful and I would never deny that it wasn't that. It was very difficult and I'm happy it's over," the singer continued. The former couple had dated between 2011 and 2018. Post their breakup, Bieber had quickly moved on to Hailey Baldwin whom he married the same year. 

In 2019, Bieber had taken to Instagram to speak about his past of 'doing heavy drugs', 'abusing all of my relationships', and being 'respectful to women'.  "I just started getting to the place, definitely a few years ago, where I understood that vulnerability is actually such a strength," Gomez continued. 

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