Selena Gomez’s mom refuses to watch ‘My Mind & Me’ documentary; Here’s why

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 06: Selena Gomez attends the 2020 Hollywood Beauty Awards at The Taglyan Complex on February 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

Selena Gomez has been making headlines since the release of her Apple TV+ documentary titled “My Mind & Me,” and her mother, Mandy Teefey, recently revealed that she refuses to watch the film.

The former actress told Jay Shetty’s “On Purpose” podcast that she would not watch her daughter’s latest project because it would be too emotional for her.

The documentary focuses on the former Disney star’s struggles with mental health, fame, and lupus.

Teefey said she avoided the project because she didn’t want to relive the events that happened to her daughter, although the film received rave reviews from fans and critics.

The mother said:

“We went through that and found healing. We’ve moved past some of it.”

She said that even though her daughter was having problems and Teefey had no idea what the singer was going through, she would not watch it because it would affect her as a mother.

She added:

“It’s going to hurt my stomach and put me in that mindset. I’m going to wish I could go and protect her.”

Mandy Teefey, on the other hand, is not closing her doors because she needs more time to prepare to watch the Apple TV+ film, noting that maybe she could get through the holidays so she wouldn’t constantly come up to her daughter to apologize for not knowing some of her struggles.

The mother followed up with an inspirational quote about parenting:

“You want to take away your kids’ pain. You don’t want them to have to experience that.”

Selena Gomez revealed her true feelings in the same interview after seeing herself in the documentary for the first time.

The founder of Rare Beauty first noticed that she didn’t recognize the girl on the screen. However, there were times when her heart was broken, particularly when she discussed her body and public image.

Her younger siblings, Gracie Elliot Teefey on her mother’s side and Victoria and Marcus Gomez on her father’s, were her main sources of inspiration in dealing with her problems. Her fans were also an important part of her transition.

“My Mind & Me” is now available on Apple TV+ for streaming.