In a conversation with friends on the television programme Giving Back Generation, Selena Gomez shared details about her goals, her battle with mental illness, and her resolve to avoid using Instagram.
Selena Gomez continues to be herself as she anticipates a future filled with parenthood. The singer talks about her mental health struggle and her ambitions with host Raquelle Stevens and fellow friend Ashley Cook in a new episode of the TaTaTu series Giving Back Generation that debuted on August 5.
“Keeping It Real”
“I hope to be married and to be a mom,” said Selena, who just celebrated her 30th birthday. “Eventually, I’m going to be tired of all of this, so I’m probably just going to devote most of my life to philanthropy before I peace out.”
The star added, “Keeping it real.”
Selena does this by spending as much time as she can in the actual world. The actress from Only Murders in the Building, who had had the most followers on Instagram, claimed she still doesn’t use it.
“If anybody know me, I’m an extremist. So it’s either one way or the other way,” she said. “So I actually got rid of my Instagram on my phone and gave that power to my assistant. So everything I post, I just text it to her instead of having to worry about going on and off. I don’t even know my password.”
Selena continued, “But it’s been purposeful because I get excited when I see you guys because I didn’t look at Instagram. So I don’t know what you did or how you are and that’s like real time that we can gain together.”
The pop diva said that she also encourages others to try taking a vacation from social media, advising them to just maybe take the weekend off, or start with a day where you just don’t pay attention to it and just be present for what’s around you. “I think that’s so crucial and a part of our mental health,” she continued.
Giving Back Generation will be aired online on a weekly basis with new episodes. The Live Auctions on TaTaTu will offer signed items from the interviewees with every new episode.
The celebrity, who has been candid about her problems with mental illness, said on Good Morning America in April that she hasn’t used the Internet at all for more than four years. On Giving Back Generation, Selena said she does not think that social media is “bad,” but that she knows she has “to be responsible for what I’m feeling and I need to take care of my emotions.”
Selena wants to hear friends’ voices when she needs assistance, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. “At the end of the day,” she said, “if I make a mistake or I feel like I’m going down a wrong path, mentally, it’s really important for me to pick up the phone and call someone that I know and trust.”