Selena Gomez has been through a rough patch over the past few months. Now, the actress-singer has made a significant decision.
'Taking A Break'
Insiders close to the "Come and Get It" singer revealed that she has decided to take a break from the roller coaster world of the entertainment industry. Gomez has vowed to remove herself from the Los Angeles area and wants to avoid the constant press coverage surrounding her personal life.
"Selena is very delicate. Her 'comeback' to the spotlight has been tough -- especially with the interest in her personal life with Justin and her mother. She is taking time to herself. This is not the first time she has done this," said a Gomez camp insider to Entertainment Tonight.
According to AOL, the challenge that the "Wolves" singer faces is two-fold. First, she must repair her relationship with her mother and fellow 13 Reasons Why executive producer Mandy Teefey. Teefey has been appalled that the "Let Me Love You" singer made his way back into her daughter's orbit. Also, fans initially blamed her for the latest Jelena breakup.
However, it was revealed that it was Bieber who primarily began the process of ending the relationship when he canceled plans to celebrate Gomez's birthday with her. Also, while the insider stated that Gomez and Bieber are still together, they added that Gomez had decided to reflect and look inward.
"She needs to figure out how to live the life she wants in the spotlight -- if that is even possible," said the insider to Entertainment Tonight that was transcribed by AOL.
Facing Off Against Depression
News about Gomez's latest departure from the entertainment industry came after stories that both the "Kill Em with Kindness" singer-songwriter and her friend, Francia Raisa, suffered through depression following Gomez's kidney transplant operation. Raisa, who donated her own kidney to Gomez, said that she felt very helpless and that they hid the surgery from the public eye. The operation happened last summer when Gomez's lupus went into overdrive.
The Coach Clothes Collection
In addition to Raisa's eye-opening interview, Gomez also revealed on Instagram that she would once again team up with Coach. Gomez's latest collaboration with the legendary fashion house, Coach x Selena Gomez, is expected to feature a diverse collection of fashion accessories and various clothing items such as leather jackets and blouses. It is likely that the latest collection from Coach and the "Bad Liar" singer will drop into stores sometime in the fall.