Selena Gomez Squashes Rumors of Feud with Kidney Donor Francia Raisa
After months of speculation that Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa were feuding, the Only Murders in the Building star put the rumors to rest.
Gomez appeared on the latest episode of the Apple TV+ documentary series Dear... where she spoke about the Grown-ish actress who donated a kidney to her.
"My best friend, her name is Francia. She said, 'No, I am absolutely getting tested.' And within three days, she went to get tested, and she was a match. And it was one of those moments where I felt watched over. I know I was so so so lucky," the singer shared.
Gomez noted she understands "that doesn't happen for a lot of people."
"I know the outcome of some of those situations and how serious they are, so I do not take it lightly that it's happened to me that way," the pop star explained.
She concluded that she will "never ever, ever be more in debt to a person than Francia. The idea of someone not even second-guessing to be a donor was unbelievably overwhelming."
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Gomez also spoke candidly about lupus, which she was diagnoses with in 2014.
"So hearing from a doctor, 'You could have had a stroke onstage, you could have died' — it was a lot. But I didn't allow it to sink in; I didn't want to process it," she said.
Gomez admitted that she "lied" when she said body shaming comments didn't affect her, revealing she would "[cry her] eyes out" over the online hate she received.
Rumors of a feud between Gomez and Raisa began when Gomez told Rolling Stone that Taylor Swift was "my only friend in the [entertainment] industry really."
E! News quoted Gomez in an Instagram post, which Raisa commented "Interesting" under before quickly deleting the comment.