Selena Gomez has claimed back her life and her virginity since splitting up from Justin Bieber last month. The 21-year-old star turned to religion after finding out about her on-again-off-again boyfriend’s betrayal with her supposed new BFF, but has gotten a little obsessed with it. She has decided that she will no longer have sex until she is married.
She wants to be a born-again virgin, and her new Christian friends have said that it is okay to choose this path. In fact, they believe that it is healthier for the star.
It certainly seems to have helped her in the last month or so. After Coachella weekend, she has focused on bible study and hanging out with like-minded people. There have been questionable decisions, like firing her parents as her managers, but she has also avoided the partying and mostly stayed out of the news for negative reasons. It certainly seems like she is getting her life back on track.
Her friends are supporting her, but they are rightfully concerned about the new switch. While religion is positive and can help when dealing with difficult and heart-breaking situations, it is easy to get sucked into the idea of it. It is important to find supportive groups, as there are many horror stories of religious cults.
Friends also worry that the Come and Get It singer has just switched obsessions from Bieber to religion. Finding religion and Gomez wanting to claim back her virginity is nothing negative, but she needs to follow the religion healthily. It is possible to get too deep into it that she does not see anything other than religion. Her friends worry that she will miss opportunities, or that it could just be a phase that she is going through.
Right now, Gomez needs support. It was difficult to hear that her boyfriend was doing the dirty on her, even if she knew that it was a probability. She had cut off a number of close people in her life because of him, and now she has to get her life back on track. Luckily, her true friends are not holding a grudge. Taylor Swift, one friend who was ousted after expressing a concern about Bieber, has openly stated that she is waiting and ready for her 21-year-old friend to talk.
There is hope that turning to religion is going to help. The former Disney star was in Nepal, where she hoped to find some “mental peace.” There is also the possibility that she just wanted to get away from all things Bieber and the media in the States as a whole.
Turning to religion to find that mental peace is natural. Many others have done it in the past and been successful with it. Hopefully, the same will happen for the Wizards of Waverly Place star. Her friends are rightfully worried, but need to be there to support her, just in case it is just a phase. Right now, it seems to be doing her some good. She is taking back control of her life, and claiming her virginity back.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham