Selena Gomez has opened up about losing touch with the ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ cast.
Speaking on the latest episode of the Wizards of Waverly Pod, Gomez, 30, said she regrets losing contact with her costars.
“I felt ashamed of the decisions that I made,” she said. “I didn’t want you guys to see me in the state that I was in, because a. you would have told me the truth, which terrifies me, and b. I didn’t want to let you down.”
Regarding her mental health struggles, Selena said that when she started working on the show, she didn’t expect or want a second family as her parents divorced each other when she was only five years old, which affected her childhood.
“At the beginning, I was like, ‘Well, I just don’t want a new family,’” said Gomez. “I felt like I bonded with everyone. Little did I know that I ended up with everyone I needed to be in my life.”
In response to her comments, David DeLuise said it was sweet of Selena to say that.
“That’s really sweet, and thank you for saying that. Obviously, I miss you.”
Jennifer Stone also appreciated Selena’s honesty and said she used to blame herself for the gap in their friendship.
“I appreciate you saying that too because, to be perfectly blunt, there has been times where I’m like, ‘Did we stop being friends because I didn’t tell her what she wanted to hear? You know what I mean?” So, I appreciate you being that honest.”
Gomez further told David and Stone that she loves them both in a very special way.
“I appreciate you guys dearly. I love you so much in a way that I’ve never loved anybody else.”
The Same Old Love singer recalled how she felt so safe on the Wizards of Waverly Place set.
“I think I felt safe and that’s a really hard thing for me to feel,” she said. “I know you guys love me for me. … You guys genuinely loved me, and that’s all I could have asked for. The unconditional trust and bond we had, I miss [it] so much.”
Last year in April, the Ice Cream singer spoke on Entertainment Weekly’s The Awardist podcast and said she adored being a part of the sitcom.
“I adored being on [Wizards of Waverly Place] so much. I felt like I did learn a lot. We actually had great writers — we had two writers that were on Friends — and we had an incredible director that we used for most of our seasons.”
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