Selena Gomez lands her first American Vogue cover, and while she’s more than willing to talk about her retreat from the limelight and social media, she’s not so apt to chat about her famous boyfriends.
“Look, I love what I do, and I’m aware of how lucky I am,” she says when asked about dating The Weeknd. “But — how can I say this without sounding weird? I just really can’t wait for people to forget about me.”
Rob Haskell, who interviews Gomez for the April issue of Vogue, notes in the piece that the “It Ain’t Me” singer is insistent that “everything she has said about her relationships in the past has come back to bite her, and that she will never do it again.”
There is a moment during their conversation, however, where it appears that Gomez is talking about her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, after she happily poses for photos with some of her younger fans, who are dressed in “pinafores and pink high-tops.”
“Somebody I used to hang out with would always get very frustrated with me,” she recalls, leading Haskell to presume that she’s talking about Bieber. “But I have a hard time saying no to children.”
While Gomez holds the title of having the most followers on Instagram, she admits that she’s posting less on the photo-sharing site and no longer has the app on her phone, nor does she know the password to her account. “As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out,” she admits. “It had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about.”
Gomez adds, “I always end up feeling like sh** when I look at Instagram. Which is why I’m kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit.”
In addition to chatting with Vogue, Gomez also poses for photographer Mert Alas in a series of high-fashion images. As her fans may recall, in January, Alas shared a behind-the-scenes photo of the 24-year-old entertainer wearing nothing but a gold thong and a blanket. Check out the sexy shot: