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Selena Gomez: ‘Lupus left me feeling insecure’

Selena Gomez has grown insecure as a result of her fluctuating weight due to her ongoing battle with lupus.

The Ice Cream star, 28, has been battling the chronic autoimmune disease since 2013, which forced her to step away from the spotlight in order to undergo chemotherapy.

As a result of suffering from the disease, she underwent a kidney transplant in the summer of 2017 and, while medication means she’s now able to manage her symptoms, including swelling in the joints, muscle pain, and extreme fatigue, one side effect has been weight gain.

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She tells Cosmopolitan magazine: “I’ve gotten insecure. I also have lupus so I fluctuate in my weight a lot, so I’ve had to learn pretty early to have thick skin when it comes to this stuff and to understand that it doesn’t matter at all. It’s just hateful. It’s all it is.”

Speaking ahead of the launch of her new cosmetics line, Selena insisted she wanted to ensure her new line of cosmetics was more of a “community” than just a brand.

“So I wanted to find a way to make this brand into a community – into a lifestyle that’s beyond make-up and showing you how to apply it,” the Wolves star explains.

She continues: “It’s about talking about make-up and the relationship you have (with it). I don’t want this to be about me. I know obviously it’s created by me, but I would be more proud to see the mission we have behind it as well as enjoy it.”

Selena’s long-awaited Rare Beauty line will finally be made available online and in Sephora stores across the U.S. this month (September 2020).

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