The Betty Interview: Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez dishes about her personal life, music, fashion and her ex, Nick Jonas.
The biggest teen star on the planet is giving out free dating advice.
“Be prepared for the drama,” says the sweet voice of the girl who once upon a time ago famously called Nick Jonas her significant other.
Deal with it. That’s o-v-e-r.
“Any crush or relationship is always a big ordeal,” Selena Gomez, now 18, advises. “To get that one boy to like you and then he doesn’t feels like the end of the world. I figure that you will have about 1,000 dates until you get to your perfect guy,” she says, sounding Oprah-esque and far wiser than her years on this planet when she concludes with this sage wisdom: “What happens in-between will be filled with challenge and tears.”
Not that we want to pry, but no she’s not crushing on a Jonas anymore. In fact, when you’re the reigning teen queen there are no dates at all.
“Unfortunately, I haven’t been on a date in over six months,” says the star of stage, screen and TV. “In hindsight, it doesn’t really seem that long between dates. The truth is I haven’t met anyone, but I’m young. I don’t need to have a boyfriend right now.”
She’s beyond busy with a new fashion line, which debuted August 1st at Kmart and another teen flick, which just wrapped called Monte Carlo with Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy.
Tell us about shooting Monte Carlo with Leighton and Katie?
I had the best time shooting Monte Carlo. In Paris I went shopping and found this really, really cute trench coat. Cream colored with beautiful buttons on it and a sash. It was even on sale.
Were you happy to star in Ramona and Beezus, which hit on some important topics like parents who lose jobs and houses that might go into foreclosure?
This film doesn’t sugar coat it and I’m glad. The movie has a different message. It focuses on the power of sisterhood, but also addresses how to deal with parents who are going through a hard time. It’s about how parents who argue really do affect the kids. There’s a moment where Ramona dreams of her own room, but the minute things get rough, she wants to crawl in bed with her big sis.