Selena Gomez made her big comeback to Instagram this year. The singer, actress, and Rare Beauty founder has been quite active on the social site in 2023, posting behind-the-scenes from her television show, Only Murders in the Building, hanging out with her favorite couple, and just overall thriving.
The Texas-born star got her start at a young age by starring in the children’s TV series Barney & Friends. Her real breakthrough was the leading role she played as Alex Russo for four seasons in Disney’s 2007 sitcom, Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2014, Gomez had been battling lupus, which became a matter of life and death, considering the long waiting lists for finding a donor. Along with the physical symptoms, she experienced depression, panic attacks, and eventually, had to undergo a kidney transplant. With just two weeks before having kidney failure, her friend, Francia Raisa, saved her life by donating one of her kidneys.
With an astounding 426 million Instagram followers, 58.9 million TikTok followers, and 66.7 million Twitter followers, the woman has quite the influence online. Despite that, she still gets online hate. Just earlier this year, Gomez called out body-shamers and revealed that the cause of her weight fluctuations is due to her lupus medication.
“I tend to hold a lot of water weight and that happens very normally. And then when I’m off of it, I tend to lose weight,” Gomez explained during a TikTok Live video that was shared via Twitter. “I just wanted to say and encourage anyone out there who feels any sort of shame for exactly what they’re going through, and nobody knows the real story. So, I just want people to know that you’re beautiful and you’re wonderful. And, yeah, maybe we have days where we feel like s—. But, I would much rather be healthy and take care of myself.”
Take a look below at Selena Gomez’s most stunning photos of 2023.