Selena Gomez gives tearful speech thanking friend who gave her a kidney

"I feel incredibly lucky", Gomez began.

The actress, singer and producer has been vocal about taking the time to step away from social media in the past to focus on her mental and physical health, and in a new interview she expands on that practice. "I'm so grateful for the older women who have lifted all of us up".

"I want people to know I respect the platform that I have so deeply", Gomez said.

Here are a few more things we learned about the former Disney Channel star. "She is my biggest champion and my best cheerleader, and I hers".

While walking the red carpet at the event, Gomez was asked about her romance with Bieber and shockingly revealed that she is unaware of the attention that her romance has been getting in the weeks since she and Bieber were first seen back together. "So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn't right".

"I don't have flawless abs, but I feel like I'm wonderfully made", she said.

The "Bad Liar" singer said that she's altered and edited herself her whole life for the sake of others. "But I really, really felt that that's what helped me feel satisfied with where I am". "It was really hard in the beginning", she admitted. "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me". She's enjoying where she is, being able to say no and "being part of the world".

Selena Gomez just wrapped filming on a movie called A Rainy Day in NY, which was run by one of the most controversial directors in Hollywood, Woody Allen. And it was a great experience for me.

"I love Kevin [Systrom], the creator of Instagram, and he has gotten mad at me in the past when I was like, 'I have to take a break from it, '" Selena shared.

  • Kyle Peterson