Selena Gomez reveals she was in an emotionally abusive relationship with Bieber

While promoting her latest album, Rare, Selena Gomez opened up about her past relationship with Justin Bieber, during which the singer and actress said she suffered emotional abuse. Speaking with NPR, Gomez explained how her new single, Lose You to Love Me, helped her process and move on from the “difficult” experience she had while seeing the Yummy artist. Gomez and Bieber were first linked publicly in 2011 and dated on-and-off until their final split in 2018. “It’s dangerous to stay in a victim mentality,” Gomez said. “And I’m not being disrespectful, I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse.” When asked if she was referring to emotional abuse, the Bad Liar hit maker said, “Yes,” and then elaborated – despite noting that she didn’t want to “spend the rest of [her] life talking about” her past with Bieber, who married model Hailey Baldwin in 2018. “I had to find a way to understand it as an adult, and I had to understand the choices I was making,” Gomez said. “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.” Her reclamation project, Rare, is out now.