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From Nick Jonas To The Weeknd: Take A Look Back At Selena Gomez’s Dating History

Selena Gomez has come a long way from her starring role on Disney channel, becoming a household name, with seven top ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100. Starring in a Disney TV show, several movies and releasing five albums as a music artist, the star has achieved so much for someone who is 26 years old. Selena, whose father is of Mexican descent, is also the most followed musician on Instagram. Her personal life is just as hectic as her professional life, with her mental and physical health sometimes being a burden. Her dating history has also been complicated and today we’re going to outline the main highlights.

One of Selena Gomez’s first boyfriends was a Jonas brother.

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The story starts like many stories; The Disney Channel. We all know that during Selena’s time with Disney, The Jonas Brothers were the coolest guys in town. Selena must have thought so too because she has confirmed that she dated the youngest Jonas brother, Nick Jonas, in 2008.This was shortly after Nick’s split with Miley Cyrus.

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The couple dated for just under a year and then reportedly started seeing each other again in 2010 for a shorter stint. The reason the two permanently broke up is unknown. Both Selena and Nick were 15 years old when they began dating.

There was a lot of secrecy when Selena dated Nick.

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During an interview with Ryan Seacrest in 2008, Nick remained private about his relationship with Selena, neither confirming nor denying that they were a romantic couple. This constant secrecy may have been the reason Selena and Nick’s relationship didn’t work out.

Despite the secrecy, Selena and Nick are still on good terms.

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10 years after the romance ended between Selena and the youngest Jonas Brother, it appears that the two singers still remain friends. In an interview with Capital FM in 2015, Selena said that Nick is “lovely” and that their relationship was “sweet” and like “puppy love”. Nick has also complemented Selena, even saying that she is a good kisser. The two of them have clearly kept in touch.

Selena also had a short relationship with Taylor Lautner whilst she was filming a movie.

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Taylor Lautner, the actor most famous for playing the role of Jacob in the Twilight series, was filming a movie at the same location as Selena in 2009. They then began dating casually. The couple were spotted out together several times but the romance only last a few months. By the time Selena finished filming and returned home, the relationship had fizzled out.

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The Jelena madness began in 2010.

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Jelena, the celebrity couple name for Selena Gomez and Justin Beiber, has been used many times since the couple began dating in 2010. Justin, who is a Canadian singer and songwriter, rose to fame when he was just 14 years old. When he was 16, he began a romantic relationship with Selena who was 18 at the time.

Selena and Justin broke up for the first time two years later.

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After a couple of years dating and being completely loved up, it was announced that Selena and Justin had decided to split up in 2012. The reasoning behind the break up was supposedly due to their busy schedules which they found difficult dealing with whilst maintaining a relationship.

However, Selena and Justin continue a rocky on-off relationship over the next 4 years.

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Selena and Justin continued to be close friends and were spotted being intimate with each other multiple times between 2012 and 2018. The couple clearly had a connection and never seemed to hide their affections for each other. They continued to date passionately for a few months at a time, taking breaks to have time apart every so often.

Selena clearly dealt with heartbreak.

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The rocky Jelena situation led to speculation that Selena Gomez’s love song “The Heart What It Wants” was actually written about Justin. Selena did end up confirming that this was the case, following her emotional and heart-breaking performance of the single on the American Music Awards in 2014. The song was written after one of Selena and Justin’s serious break ups.

Selena begins a strong relationship with The Weeknd.

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Following Selena’s unsteady relationship with Justin, she may have desired a romance that was more concrete and secure which led her to begin dating the R’n’B musician The Weeknd. The couple began seeing each other at the start of 2017 when Selena was 24 years old.

Selena and The Weeknd’s relationship became very serious.

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Selena and The Weeknd became the new Jelena for a while. Their romance may not have lasted as long as Jelena, but the couple actually started living together in New York in 2017 and bought a puppy together. During an interview with Insider, Selena expressed that she was very happy and that she felt “lucky because he’s more of a best friend than anything else”.

Selena and The Weeknd broke up but there were no hard feelings.

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Selena’s relationship with The Weekend unfortunately ended within a year. By the end of 2017, Selena was single again. Discussing the split, Selena revealed to NME that the break up ended well. Selena said “We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other]”.

Selena reconnects with Justin Bieber

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After the news that Selena had broken up with The Weeknd, Justin revealed to PEOPLE that he was happy she was single again and hoped to regain her trust to get back together. Within a month of the break up with The Weeknd, Selena and Justin were spotted kissing and connecting again. A few months later, in 2018, Selena and Justin decided to take a break to spend some time focusing on themselves.

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Selena and Justin may have attempted to stay in contact as close friends but, since the beginning of 2018, there has been no evidence to say that they have got back together romantically. The two have apparently permanently moved on. So much so that Justin got engaged to new girlfriend, Hailey Baldwin, in July. Justin and Hailey had previously dated for a few months back in 2015.

Is Selena single now?

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As Selena focuses on her health, she is reportedly single at the moment and not worried about having a man in her life. Selena revealed to E!News back in May that she is much happier doing her own thing. The sources also added that Selena is “fully open to dating” so a possible new relationship could be on the horizon.

Selena Gomez Announces New Netflix Series ‘Living Undocumented’

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Selena Gomez Announces New Netflix Series ‘Living Undocumented’

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Selena Gomez continues her reign as a Netflix producer with Living Undocumented. It is always great when celebrities use their platforms to enrich and educate. Gomez has a huge platform and can generate huge numbers. 13 Reasons Why blew Netflix’s expectations out of the water, and I can’t help but think it’s because of Gomez’s enormous Instagram following. The girl has reach. 

As you might have guessed, Living Undocumented is a documentary series that follows the lives of undocumented immigrants as they navigate life under the looming threat of increasingly cruel immigration policies and ICE raids.

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“I am so humbled to be a part of Netflix’s documentary series Living Undocumented. The immigration issue is more complex than one administration, one law or the story you hear about on the news. These are real people in your community, your neighbors, your friends—they are all part of the country we call home. I can’t wait for you guys to see this and hope it impacts you like it impacted me. Available globally October 2,” Gomez wrote.

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Living Undocumented will focus on eight undocumented families. Premiering on October 2nd on Netflix, the show will chronicle the families as they face possible deportation. The narratives will range from hopeful to infuriating, but the series will put a human face on a dehumanized group of people. 

It cannot be said again that the United States has always struggled with two contradictory narratives: the one where it is a beacon of hope for the tired, hungry, and poor, versus the one where it has upheld numerous racist and xenophobic immigration policies. This is an issue that predates Trumpito, even if he has kicked it into it’s most degrading form. 

“I chose to produce this series, Living Undocumented because, over the past few years, the word ‘immigrant’ has seemingly become a negative word,” said Gomez. “My hope is that the series can shed light on what it’s like to live in this country as an undocumented immigrant firsthand, from the courageous people who have chosen to share their stories.”

Gomez is joined by executive producers Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Mandy Teefey, Anna Chai, and Sean O’Grady. Chai will also co-direct the series.

“Living Undocumented is designed to illuminate one of the most important issues of our time. But rather than discussing this issue with only statistics and policy debates, we wanted viewers to hear directly from the immigrants themselves, in their own words, with all the power and emotion that these stories reflect.”

Humanizing immigrants is key

People don’t just bring guns into Walmarts to kill 22 innocent humans beings for no reason. It is no secret that President Trump’s dehumanizing language was a catalyst for the El Paso shooting. The suspect whose name shall not be invoked told officers he was looking to kill “Mexicans.” Mexicans — the Latinxs Trump referred to as rapists and criminals. The mass murderer also said he wanted to stop a “Hispanic Invasion,” in his manifesto. Trump called Central Americans “invaders.” 

According to Pew Research Center, this year they found that 58 percent of Latinx adults say they experienced discrimination because of their race or ethnicity. Across all races and ethnic groups, two-thirds of individuals surveyed say that expressing racist views has become more common since Trump was elected. 

This year, at a Trump rally, supporters were cheering about shooting immigrants. 

“How do you stop these people?” Trump asks. Then someone yelled back, “Shoot them.” Trump smiled. The crowd cheered. Three months later, the El Paso shooting took 22 lives.

“The language that criminalizes and makes Latinos out to be evil is affecting our own citizens and it’s going to have both short- and long-term consequences that we are starting to see in the Latino population,” Elizabeth Vaquera, an associate professor at George Washington University who studies vulnerable groups, told the Washington Post.

A Bipartisan Non-Issue Becomes A Partisan Issue

This immigration “issue” started off as a hoax but through Trump’s horrible policies he created this new immigration crisis. In 2017, when Trump took office, migrants arrested at the border were at the lowest level in three decades. 

Three former employees of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wrote in Politico, the border crisis is all Trump’s fault.

 “It is Donald Trump himself who is responsible. Through misguided policies, political stunts and a failure of leadership, the president has created the conditions that allowed the asylum problem at the border to explode into a crisis.” 

Public Religion Research Institute survey found that 80 percent of Democrats view the fact that the majority of the United States will be nonwhite by 2045 as a good thing, while 61 percent of Republicans say it is bad. 

The barrage of harmful rhetoric has turned what was not even a problem into a national crisis with opinions straddling partisan lines, and a heightened hatred of Latinx people. Living Undocumented might be exactly what this country needs. 

Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Marie Gomez (born in Texas in 1992) has been in the public eye for as long as she can remember. She has been a role model for young girls as a singer and an actress and now is involved in more risqué films such as Spring Breakers, a delirious film by indie filmmaker Harmony Korine. Besides having a strong onscreen persona, Gomez has been in relationships with the likes of Justin Bieber, which of course turned the paparazzi attention and cameras to her. Suddenly, when she was barely a teenager her every move was being followed. Her life was sort of predestined to be great when she was named after the great late Selena Quintanilla. However, she has had to deal with divorce (her parents separated when she was five-years-old) and with weak health, as she was diagnosed with lupus, an auto-immune disease, which ultimately forced her to get a kidney transplant. She found strength in her mom. Gomez has said that her mother “was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me.” That must provide so much strength for a woman of barely 26 but who has gone through more in her lifetime than many 50-year-olds.

This must not be easy for anyone, even more so for a Latino woman. Gomez knows that she has a microphone and that she can get to other girls and women. “The older I get, the prouder I am to be a woman in the industry. When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don’t think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift. I want to make sure I utilize all that power,” the young Latina star told Into the GlossShe has used this position of privilege to raise awareness on mental health issues, including suicide prevention, both as a celebrity and as a producer. She is also a supporter of associations such as Make A Wish (which grants children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions), the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. 

Selena Gomez fights for friendships above anything else: girl power.

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Gomez values friendship and spreads the word. She has such loyal friends that one even donated a kidney when Gomez needed a transplant. She says: “People are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons”: Selena, we couldn’t agree more.

She gets politically enraged when it matters.

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Gomez knows that a lot of mental health issues concerning young women are related to the policing of their sexuality and reproductive rights. She gets political when she feels the need to, particularly with issues concerning the mental health and general wellbeing of young women like herself. 

She asks her fans to be strong, but to also look for help when needed.

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Her advice: “I’ve learned there’s power deep down inside yourself, and you can find it when you don’t give up on yourself and when you ask for help.” This is so real it hurts: even someone like her, who in the eyes of her fans might seem to have it all, needs to be humble and honest in reaching out to others when the world seems bleak. There is always someone who cares if you are OK. 

She stands up for migrants.

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Gomez doesn’t get political often, but when she does she always stands up for the minority communities. She has been a vocal advocate for migrant rights and the rights of women. She even wore a 1973 necklace as one of very few Latina celebs speaking up for abortion rights.

She even takes a stand from DACA recipients and Dreamers.

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She has used her social media accounts, which have followers in the millions, to call her fans to action. She is clearly showing the world that she does care and she is paying attention. 

She delivers a message of self-acceptance, which led her to produce 13 Reasons Why.

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Gomez’s mother, Amanda, had her when she was just 16, and then raised her by herself. She was also the one that gave Gomez the book on which the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why is based. The show was controversial because it spoke about mental health issues and suicide, topics that are fundamental to discuss with young vulnerable populations but that remain a taboo. However, Gomez’s message is optimistic. She has said: “I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful.” Preach! 

13 Reasons Why put mental health issues at the forefront of public media debate.

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“I get it all day, every day, that I’m not sexy enough, or I’m not cool enough, or if I did this I would be accepted… I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful. Please don’t forget that, even when it gets hard,” she said in an interview for the Huffington PostAnd this is exactly the message that she conveys in her project. Taking on Jay Asher’s literary world, she and the series creative team were able to show mental health and suicide from all possible angles. 

She takes fame with a grain of salt.

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She has been famous for a big portion of her life, but she knows that todo es pasajero, and that at the end who you are does not depend merely on adulation: “You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a ‘Like,’ by a comment. That does not define you.”

Body positivity is her mantra.

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“I feel very empowered and confident and comfortable with where I am. And I think it took me a long time to get there because, you know, the past year was so interesting because I’ve never been body-shamed before… I did gain weight, but I don’t care,” she said at On Air with Ryan SeacrestThis is a great, positive message for someone who is followed by millions of young women throughout the world, particularly in a day and age when standards of beauty are twisted and self-love is hard to achieve. 

She is an active advocate of girl power.

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Perhaps following the example of her mother, who basically raised her alone while holding down as many jobs as necessary to make ends meet, Gomez says: “I don’t want to become little or hurt or a victim. I want to be strong for girls…I just want them to know that there is an option of standing up for yourself.” Additionally, she was named a United Nations Ambassador in 2009, and in this role, she has worked particularly in empowering vulnerable children by helping provide clean water, education, and medical services. 

You learn from your mistakes.

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Perhaps most importantly, she knows that many see her as a role model and that this brings a huge deal of responsibility. “I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids,” she told E! Online.

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