In an interview for the March issue of Seventeen magazine, which she appears on the cover of, Selena says her BFF Demi is "the only person that I would tell the deepest, darkest secrets to. The only person."
However, it wasn't always like that. Gomez says she drifted apart from Lovato while the latter was going through drug and self-harming issues. "I've known her since we were seven—and we did fall apart for a while. She was going through things and I was so young and it was confusing—I processed it saying, 'OK, I don't understand what she's going through so I'm just going to do this.'"
It all has a happy ending, however, as Lovato got the help she needed. Gomez says, "And I don't think it was fair, and I'm so happy that I have her back in my life now.
"I feel like we're all given what we can handle, and clearly someone thought she could handle so much—and she could, and she did. And she's incredible for that. I couldn’t imagine going through some of the things that she went through, and the fact that she is who she is today is insane—she's one of my inspirations."
Selena's full interview will be in Seventeen's March issue, available on newsstands February 4.