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Selena Gomez does not want your sympathy.

She wants to make that clear.

Selena Gomez on Australian Vogue

The singer is happy with her life and grateful for her job and is not looking for anyone to feel remotely sorry for her.


… Gomez also covers the latest issue of Australia Vogue, telling the magazine that it can be challenging to date as a celebrity.

"For a while my private life was the most talked about thing," Gomez tells the publication, adding:

"Nobody really knows everything and they can only assume. You want to do what you love but all this other stuff overshadows it so it makes it a little harder for people to take me seriously."

Gomez, of course, is referring to her relationship with Justin Bieber.

Perhaps you’ve heard of him.

The romance was on for a couple of years… and then off… and then back on again… and now does appear to be off for good.

Possibly. Conceivable. Who can really ever say?

Yet, despite her mammoth personal success, many people will always refer to Selena as Justin Bieber’s Ex-Girlfriend.

The artist’s life seemed forever linked with her past lover, which has to be both difficult and really irritating.

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez in August 2011
Photo via WENN

The 24-year-old has since moved on from that time in her personal life, investing her passion and energy into her her profession instead.

Gomez is currently in the middle of a sold-out world tour.

"I figured it’s just temporary," she says of her dating dry spell "I feel like that, fortunately and unfortunately, it’s where my life is at the moment and I have to accept it."

But while Selena may talk a good game, she also would love to have a steady, loving boyfriend.

Who among us would not, right?

She understands, however, why most guys out there would be hesitant to get into a relationship with her.

"Because I think people would think it’s kind of dumb [to date me]," Gomez explains.

"Nobody would want to throw themselves into that situation where it was so heightened publicly, like, why would they?"

It’s a good question.

Imagine your every move, your every message and your every mistake was turned into celebrity gossip fodder.

It would almost be enough to cause one to have a mental breakdown.

Selena Gomez Rocks L.A.
Photo via Getty

As it stands these days, Selena is content in finding a creative outlet through her music, explaining to Vogue Australia the reason she pushed her label to release "Good For You" as Revival’s first single.

"I was so adamant that I didn’t want that to be my story," she says.

"’Same Old Love’ is so obvious in what it’s about, it’s a cycle of a very vicious relationship. Even though that is such a huge narrative of my life.

"I felt confident with ‘Good For You’ [being the first single], and then it could be like, I’m pissed and this is exhausting.’ I think any girl would feel that."

For plenty more from Selena Gomez, pick up the next issue of Australian Vogue when it hits newsstands on August 15.

She’d do the same for you if you were featured in magazine!