In 2014, Gomez, 27, revealed she was diagnosed with lupus, an inflammatory disease that affects the immune system. In 2017, the “Lose You to Love Me” singer had to have a kidney transplant as a result of complications from the disease.
“It’s the medication I have to take for the rest of my life—it depends on even the month, to be honest,” Gomez told Stevens of her changing weight. “So for me, I really noticed when people started attacking me for that. In reality, that’s just my truth. I fluctuate. It depends what’s happening in my life.”
She continued, “I’ve been working in therapy. Even if I did gain weight, I’m fine. That’s what the picture represents.”
Gomez said on the Giving Back Generation podcast that she is cautious with her use of social media because it’s where a lot of the body-shaming takes place.
She said, “I don’t care to expose myself to everyone and hear what they have to say about it.”