Now, Gomez is commenting on her own feelings about her breakup with the "What Do You Mean?" singer.
“Of course I got my heart broken,” she told women’s lifestyle site Refinery29. “Of course I was pissed about it. There, everybody has it. I was so disappointed, because I never wanted my career to be a tabloid story.”
Now, however, despite speculation her new single, “Same Old Love,” is about Bieber, Gomez, 23, said she’s definitely moved on.
“At this point, there is no anger,” she said. “There's closure in a very good, healthy way. We’ve seen each other. I'm always encouraging and I am proud of his journey. I think people are making it out to be something that is more tragic than it really was. We grew up together. We both made mistakes. That's it.”
The singer's new album, "Revival" -- which came out Friday -- does touch on feelings of heartbreak, but it also embraces sexuality. “It's not something where I'm like, let me glorify what I do in the bedroom,” she told Refinery29, “but I think I have a very healthy perspective on my sexuality. It's part of being an adult, and I'm still figuring out how to be one of those, too.”
And she has a close support system to help her along the way. Gomez said her four best girlfriends include her two non-famous roommates, her cousin and, of course, her "Bad Blood" buddy, Taylor Swift.
“I have a lot of friends in the business, but at the end of the day, [those four women] are who I call crying,” she said. “They see my best and my worst.”
She also found mentors in Jennifer Aniston, who invites her over for pizza and chats, and "Scandal"’s Kerry Washington. “I treasure these women,” she says. “I'd rather be around women than men. I think they are interesting, complicated, and beautiful.”