Selena Gomez opened up about why she and The Weeknd made their relationship public

There are tons of perks to being a celebrity, but it can also be tough for stars, especially when it comes to privacy. Which is why more and more celebrity couples are keeping their relationships on the DL, or their kids out of the spotlight. For others, it’s easier to live out in the open. This week, in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez explained why she made her relationship with The Weeknd public.

“It’s really hard…to spend so much time hiding things. It’s too much pressure, and I think everyone gets over everything eventually,” she said. Which sort of sounds like she was keeping her new boyfriend a secret to protect her ex, Justin Bieber — maybe.

Gomez added, “I just want to be happy. If that’s me just being myself, then I don’t really care.” She even corrected Seacrest on using her beau’s first time —Abel — laughing that it sounds “so weird” to call him The Weeknd. (We’re really glad he doesn’t go by The Weeknd in private, too, btw.)

The singer also said in another radio interview last month that she gets very into whoever she’s dating. Gomez admitted that she’s “the kind of girl that loves tremendously big,” but we sort of all already knew that, right?

Obviously, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are really into each other.

If happy is the goal, as it always is, then Gomez is doing a great job. She also told Seacrest that she was doing a ton of work after taking a break from the spotlight for a few months earlier this year.

“I’ve been doing this for so long and I needed a second to breathe,” she said. Adding, “When I did that, I came back and I had it for a while, and I think it’s safe to say I feel like I have a whole album put together at this point. I wanted to make sure my life was balanced and happy and healthy first.”

Her fans are glad she’s back in action and feeling good about life these days. And that she doesn’t have to hide anymore.

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