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13 Times Selena Gomez Slayed At Life

Selena Gomez recently made headlines for taking time off to deal with physical and emotional complications related to lupus. Despite the fact that she’s pulling back at a time when her career is blazing hotter than ever, she’s owning her life and making her well-being No. 1 — a.k.a adulting at its finest. Inspired by this brave move, I decided to pay homage to every other time Gomez made me whip out the praise hands. ??????

She doesn’t let people body shame her.

REVIVAL 10.9

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She posed naked on her latest album cover as a way to shut down all the trolls that criticized her body. She even put the haters on blast in an interview for Power 106’s The Cruz Show in Los Angeles: “It’s not even about my weight. It’s just that I’m not going to give a f**k what people say — sorry!” #NotSorry

She’s a ride-or-die BFF.

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Gomez’s role as one of the founding members of Taylor Swift’s girl squad may initially induced some eye-rolls, but resist the urge for a minute. This friendship has deep roots — in fact, it dates back about nine years. And, when Swift was thrown to the wolves in the infamous Kim Kardashian Snapchat fiasco, Gomez showed nothing but loyalty. The singer took to her Twitter account, asking, “Why can’t people use their voice for something that f*cking matters?” and, “Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form.”

She’s not ashamed that she doesn’t speak perfect Spanish.

But she’s still proud of being Latina.

She doesn’t let her past relationships define her…

…But she can be vengeful AF when — and where — it counts.

She puts her mental and physical health first.

Morning

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The singer’s been open about her struggle with lupus and is currently taking some downtime to focus on getting herself back on the healthy track. Some question, we applaud.

She keeps killing it even when she’s off-duty.

Thank you @iheartradio -YOU guys though. Thank you for voting. You matter most

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Only a pro can manage to land her third top-10 hit of the year while on hiatus. Look, ma, no hands!

She never has a bad hair day. Ever.

She’s the prom queen of Instagram.


With almost 100 million followers, she’s officially the most-followed person. That’s like the social media equivalent of an Oscar.

She eats fast food once in a while, proving she’s human.

Because no one can resist a burger.

No one.

Yet, she’s the face and body of Louis Vuitton.

#LouisVuitton #LVSeries5 by @NicolasGhesquiere with Selena Gomez, filmed by Bruce Weber

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The iconic fashion brand couldn’t resist.

She calls her own shots.

What’s been your favorite Selena Gomez moment? Tell us in the comments below!

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Selena Gomez’s Fans Are Disappointed by Her Premio Lo Nuestro Debut

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Selena Gomez’s Fans Are Disappointed by Her Premio Lo Nuestro Debut

For Selena Gomez’s fans that were waiting for her to make her Premio Lo Nuestro debut, the final product was not what many of them expected. In what was a much-hyped moment of the awards show last night, the pop star appeared in a music video instead of delivering a performance.

Premio Lo Nuestro knew it had the viewership of Gomez’s fans.

Gomez’s performance, or “presentation,” was the most heavily-promoted ahead of the awards show that celebrates the best in Latin music. She was thought to be making her debut at Premio Lo Nuestro as a Latin music artist.

Premio Lo Nuestro knew that Gomez’s fans, the Selenators, were tuned in, so they saved her for the second last performance of the three-hour award show. Her special presentation was introduced by Latin boyband CNCO.

Her fans waited nearly three-hours… for a music video.

Instead of seeing Gomez hit the stage at the award show or appear in the pre-recorded virtual performance, her fans were treated to alternative shots of her “Baila Conmigo” music video. Even though featured artist Rauw Alejandro was there in-person, his part of the song was also footage from the music video.

After a night of impressive performances from artists like Daddy Yankee, Gloria Trevi, Ivy Queen, and Marc Anthony, seeing Gomez’s alternative music video of “Baila Conmigo” instead of a performance was a low point. This is not to say that the video was bad, but her fans were hoping for more from what was advertised as her Premio Lo Nuestro debut. A pre-recorded performance from home or the dance studio would’ve been better than this.

Gomez’s debut Latin EP Revelación will be released on March 13. She has so far previewed the hotly-anticipated EP with the singles “De Una Vez” and “Baila Conmigo.”

Read: Selena Gomez drops ‘Baila Conmigo’ Video with Rauw Alejandro, Reveals Latin EP Release Date

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A California Couple Who Met In Middle School Died Hours Apart From Eachother At Age 67 From COVID-19

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A California Couple Who Met In Middle School Died Hours Apart From Eachother At Age 67 From COVID-19

As the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, families and friends continue to live divided lives. Hope has come in the form of new vaccines and their distribution across the globe, however, the tragedies continue.

Now, a San Diego family, whose patriarchs weren’t able to receive vaccines, is suffering deeply.

Juan and Blanca Rodriguez passed away from COVID this past week within hours of saying their last goodbyes on Zoom.

The middle school sweethearts met in the seventh grade spent decades together as a married couple until passing away at the age of sixty-seven. Juan and Blanca met in the seventh grade, were married five years later, and went onto have four children and six grandchildren.

“He saw my mom in homeroom in seventh grade, and he said from the moment he saw her, he knew he was going to marry her,” the couple’s daughter Cynthia Rodriguez explained in an interview to NBC12

This past January, Juan and Blanca were retired and living with one of their children when everyone in the family contracted COVID-19.

Their illnesses came as a surprise to the family particularly because they had been extremely cautious.

“We quarantined. We didn’t go out. We didn’t even go to stores. We would order food delivery,” the couple’s other daughter Blanca Velazquez explained.

While the family eventually recovered, on Feb. 1 Juan and Blanca were rushed to the hospital. The couple was sent to two separate facilities and communicated with their family through Zoom.

Over the weekend, after Juan’s condition continued to worsen his family said virtual goodbyes.

“My mom was on the Zoom call, and she told my dad that she was happy that she was able to share her life with him, and she thanked him for being the love of her life,” explained Velazquez.

Juana and Blanca’s son Juan Rodriguez Jr. revealed on a GoFundMe page set up to help with funeral expenses that not long after Blanca’s call with Juan, the family received a call from Blanca “saying she was not doing well and they had to put her on a ventilator as well. The Dr. called a few hours later and said she didn’t respond to the ventilator and there was nothing else they could do for her.”

Blanca passed away three hours after her call with her family on Feb. 8 at 12:30 a.m. Later, Juan died at 4:18 a.m.

“Losing one parent is bad enough, but losing them both on the same day has been both devastating and heartbreaking. We have peace in knowing that since they were always together in life, they could not be apart in death as well,” Juan Jr. wrote. “He couldn’t live without her, so, he just let go. It’s like an epic love story, that they went together in the same day. They were the best parents,” Velazquez told NBC12.

As of Thursday afternoon, the family’s GoFundMe raised $16,897 toward its $25,000 goal.

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