If you’ve been listening to any of the pop star’s recent music, though, you probably already guessed that. Songs like “Look at Her Now” and “Lose You to Love Me” (both believed to be about Bieber) reflect Gomez’s new, self-assured mindset: The lyrics show her working through heartache to get to the happier, lighter side of life. According to Us Weekly‘s source, music played an instrumental part in Gomez’s journey from pain to joy.
“She loved being able to tell her truth through her own art and her own way,” the source says. “It took a lot of discipline, obedience and strength to get her mental and emotional health back in a good place.”
Emotional and mental health are Gomez’s priorities right now. She’s not concerned with her next romantic relationship, per this source, though she’s open to it.
“Right now, she is focusing on that as well as her music and isn’t actively looking or going out of her way to be in a relationship right now,” the insider tells Us. “She is still healing, but now knows what kind of guy she would want to date and what qualities he would need to have in order for her and her future boyfriend to be in a healthy, thriving, loving and supportive relationship.”
Last month, Selena Gomez opened up about experiencing emotional abuse during the period she dated Justin Bieber.
“I had to find a way to understand it as an adult. And I had to understand the choices I was making,” she told NPR. “As much as I definitely don’t want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, 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.”