After a challenging 2018, Selena Gomez seems happy and healthy! We were relieved to see the pop star looking well as she hiked with friends and goofed around on the ski slopes earlier this week.
Selena Gomez recently resurfaced after spending several months at a mental health facility. Her physical health has taken a toll in recent years as well; Selena needed a kidney transplant due to her Lupus in 2017.
While in the hospital this October for an issue related to her ongoing battle with Lupus, Selena reportedly had an emotional breakdown. She made the decision to enter a residential program to focus on her mental health shortly afterward.
Her most recent break from public life isn’t the first Selena has taken this year. In February, she completed a 2-week treatment session in New York City to deal with her anxiety and depression.
“I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else. I’m starting my year off with that thought. I want to make sure I’m healthy. If that’s good, everything else will fall into place,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in March.
Earlier this week, she made her first appearance since October with two of her close friends. Selena, Connar Franklin, and Bailee Madison (who costarred with Selena way back in their the Wizards of Waverly Place days) were all smiles.
The group of friends posed for photos between tubing runs on Bear Mountain, and it seemed like they were having a blast. She followed up the wholesome ski trip with a hike through Malibu on Wednesday.
An insider told E! News that Selena is doing much better. “Selena’s back at her house and feeling good,” the source said. “She’s been spending time with her friends and family and just getting back into her normal routine. She’s healthy and feeling a lot happier. The time away was good for her to reset and figure out some new ways of dealing with the issues that have been bringing her down.”
Absent from any reports about Selena’s health is on-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber. Their tumultuous relationship ended for good earlier this year. He’s now married to Hailey Baldwin, so hopefully the last chapter in “Jelena” is finally over.
Selena seems to be focused on her own well-being for now, and that’s wonderful news.