Selena Gomez has tons of fans who follow her every word on social media. Sadly, she deleted all of her social media apps about three years ago for the sake of her own mental health. She was not the only celebrity to do this. Despite being so famous on social media, her assistants post for her.

This was a cleansing experience, because social media can be treacherous. Gomez reflected on the moment she “snapped” and made the choice to quit social media as she spoke to Beauty Inc.

“I say that because that’s a huge, significant part of why I feel like I’ve been as healthy as I have been. I’m completely unaware of actually what’s going on in pop culture, and that makes me really happy. And maybe that doesn’t make everybody else happy, but for me, it’s really saved my life.”

“To be honest, I was just, like, ‘This is too much information.’ This is too much of my personal life spread out everywhere, and it just felt uncontrollable. I felt like my thoughts and everything I was consuming revolved around a million different other people in the world saying good things and bad things. And I just thought, ‘Why would I—I don’t get anything from it. Nothing is giving me life.’ And I just snapped, and I was over it. I wanted to delete it altogether, but my team was smart enough to convince me not to. But I’m happy I didn’t, because it is such a wonderful way to stay connected, and when I do go on, it makes me happy to know that I’m just being completely honest and being true to who I am.”

Gomez also commented that she “loves getting older.” Now in her 30s, Selena Gomez is able to carry on and she doesn’t have to worry about the negativity from social media creeping into her everyday life.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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