Is that asking for too much? Selena Gomez doesn’t seem to have too many requirements when it comes to the kind of guy she’d like to date, according to her new cover interview in the September issue of Vogue Australia.
“The guys that do have the confidence to hit on me are not necessarily my type, but they think they are because I’m a pop star, I sing songs, do movies, I like to feel sexy and confident on stage,” she told the magazine. “I’d be so stoked with a writer or producer or actor who is low-key, but those kind of guys are terrified of me!”
Gomez, 24, famously dated Justin Bieber on and off for three years before the pair called it off for good in 2014. Since then, the “Hands to Myself” singer was linked to Orlando Bloom in May, but both she and Bloom’s current girlfriend, Katy Perry, downplayed the drama.
“For a while my private life was the most talked about thing,” she told Vogue. “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.”
Now, however, Gomez says she is taking charge of her story and being careful about who she dates — for both her own sake and her hypothetical boyfriend’s sake.
“I think people would think it’s kind of dumb [to date me],” the "Kill Em With Kindness" singer said. “Nobody would want to throw themselves into that situation where it was so heightened publicly, like, why would they?”
Not that she’d turn down an invitation for a proper date. “But I like to have fun, I like to hang out,” she added.
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