Selena Gomez Grabs Fans Attention In New Instagram Post

Selena Gomez Says Quitting Instagram For Four Years 'Felt Like The Most Rewarding Gift'

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By Favour Adegoke on April 30, 2024 at 6:00 PM EDT

Selena Gomez has finally revealed why she left Instagram for four years, saying it made her happier and "more present."

The singer and actress, who is the most followed woman on the social media platform,  has recently been enjoying life with her boyfriend, musician Benny Blanco, who she claims makes her feel "safe and secure."

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Selena Gomez Reveals Why She Stopped Using Instagram

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Gomez has opened up about why she quit Instagram for about four years. The former Disney child star said the decision to hand her account over to her team was the "best gift" she gave herself.

She said, "I took four years off of Instagram and I let my team post for me. I felt like it was the most rewarding gift I gave myself. I was more present. I was happier. It's more human. I think it's important to take breaks. You get the chance to actually engage with the world a little bit better; you get the chance to spend your energy in other places."

The "Only Murders In The Building" star further shared that she was able to engage with people more and that instead of spending hours scrolling through posts on Instagram, she called her friends more.

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The actress is currently the most followed woman on the platform, followed by Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.

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Selena Gomez Feels Sad About Current Beauty Standards

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During the interview, Gomez also shared that she feels sad about the current beauty standards in the world.

She noted that there are "very unrealistic" ideals for beauty, especially with the popular use of airbrushing and filters.

"Personally, I felt that there's a very unrealistic standard when it comes to the cosmetic world and it makes me a little sad for my generation," Gomez stated, per the Daily Mail.

She continued, "And for anyone to look at something that's probably touched up and made to look nice is... I just wanted to break that down."

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The Singer Wanted To Make Makeup And Beauty Fun

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Gomez further admitted that although she created and built her own makeup line, Rare Beauty, she knows nothing about doing makeup.

She revealed that she created the brand because she wants fans to "feel good" when they are using her products.

"And all of our products are named based on uplifting things, from our Find Comfort line to anything that comes to mind, body and soul, we try to be very conscious of even naming the products to be reminders of joy or just finding yourself," Gomez added.

The singer further noted that she wanted to make makeup that would be "fun" for her fans.

Gomez spent many years trying to look a particular way and eventually realized it was a "waste of time."

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She said, "I don't believe in having to look a certain way. I spent years trying to do that and it's draining. Waste of time."

Selena Gomez And Her Boyfriend Benny Blanco Are Happy Together

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Away from her thriving beauty business, Gomez has been doing very well in her personal life, flourishing in her relationship with boyfriend Benny Blanco.

An insider recently opened to Entertainment Tonight, saying that Gomez feels "safe and secure" in her romance with the fellow musician.

The source said, "Benny is a great communicator, is honest and open with Selena, and listens to her. He's respectful, isn't a player, and not in it for the attention or fame. He doesn't care about any of that, and Selena sees that and really trusts him."

The insider further shared that Gomez feels confident in being "her most authentic self" with Blanco and is sure of his feelings towards her.

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They added, "It's taken a lot for her to let someone in, but Benny has proven himself to her, and she appreciates his ideals and morals. She feels like she can give him a part of her heart that she hasn't been able to, or willing to, offer in a relationship in a very long time."

The Singer Is 'So In Love' With Benny Blanco

Selena Gomez And Benny Blanco Are 'Making Long Distance Work'

Another source recently told People magazine that the popstar is committed to deepening her romance with Blanco.

"They are so in love," the insider said. "It's a very serious relationship, and they're making long-distance work while she's in New York for work commitments."

"Benny makes her feel special, and they try to see each other as much as possible," the tipster added. "She really does feel like it's the best she's ever been treated by a guy, and she's had a certain glow since they started dating."

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