Selena Gomez posted on Instagram for the first time since September 23, 2018. Gomez, who is the second most followed person on Instagram, announced in September that she was taking a break from social media.
“As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given,” Gomez wrote on Instagram.
It was only a matter of time before Gomez returned to Instagram.
“It’s been awhile since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support,” Gomez wrote. “Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth.”
She continued, “It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it’s not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all.”
Gomez accompanied the emotional caption with three black and white photos.
Gomez was M.I.A. on Instagram for four months.
A few weeks after Gomez swore off social media she had a meltdown at the hospital regarding her health. Her emotional breakdown led her to be entered in a psychiatric facility. She supposedly received dialectical behavior therapy there, which is something she’s had before.
Do you think Gomez is back on social media for good?