For the first time since she ended her relationship with The Weeknd, Selena Gomez has spoken up about the status of her love life.
The pop star turned actress, who has recently been photographed with her teenage sweetheart Justin Bieber in dinner dates and afternoon walks, has said she remains "best friends" with The Weeknd.
When asked about the end of her relationship with the Canadian singer, Gomez said "something that I'm really proud of is that there's such a true friendship".
attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.
"I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life. We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring," she added.
"And that was pretty remarkable for me."
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onstage during Billboard Women In Music 2017 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 30, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
The 25-year-old also spoke about the rekindling of her relationship with Bieber, without specifying whether they are dating or just friends.
"I'm 25. I'm not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life," she said.
"So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn't right. But that doesn't mean caring for someone ever goes away. And people in general."
on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Gomez was speaking at Billboard magazine's Women in Music ceremony, where she was also asked about shooting a new Woody Allen film.
"To be honest, I'm not sure how to answer," she said.
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"Not because I'm trying to back away from it. The Weinstein allegations popped up in the midst of filming, and that's something, yes, I had to face and discuss," she added.
"I stepped back and thought, 'Wow, the universe works in interesting ways'."