Selena Gomez has many celebrity best friends, the most notable of which is Taylor Swift, but she isn’t the singer’s only best friend—in fact, fans got a closer look at Gomez’s relationship with her other BFF Raquelle Stevens thanks to her recently-released documentary.
The “My Mind & Me” documentary not only showed fans a never-before-seen side of the “Love You to Love Me” singer, but it also showed them her relationship with her team and friends.
Many questioned Stevens’ demeanor and attitude toward the singer as depicted in the documentary.
However, similar to the message Gomez was attempting to convey in the documentary, Stevens stated that there is much more to their relationship than what is depicted on screen.
The “Sunshine Mind” author stated during her appearance on the “Chicks in the Office” podcast:
“Anytime you do anything public in life, you’re subject to opinions of other people,”
She told cohosts Maria Ciuffo and Francesca Mariano:
“You just don’t even go there if you’re not willing to be able to take the heat, but the biggest thing for me was that the documentary was a beautiful, beautiful piece of work that Selena so vulnerably shared with the world. It was her life story, and part of what was included in that documentary was our friendship, which is special and it’s honest, and it’s real.”
Tanya Rad, Stevens’ coauthor of “Sunshine Mind,” had nothing but praise for her:
“She knows who she is. She knows what type of friend she is.”
Despite the criticism, Stevens maintains that she and Gomez have a strong friendship:
“I’m grateful that it was included in the documentary because I think that it is important to see, and I think it’s amazing that Selena welcomes honesty in her friendships and I welcome that in my life too.”
Aside from friendship, Stevens also works with the beauty mogul. She has appeared in several other projects Gomez has undertaken, including her cooking show “Selena + Chef,” according to Us magazine.
Gomez is so close to Stevens that his criticisms of him did not go unnoticed.
She has previously defended Stevens’ honor subtly. During an appearance on Stevens’ podcast “Giving Back Generation,” the singer stated:
“When we decided to do this, it’s because I want there to be more friendships like this. …I hope what the takeaway from this as well is that we just want – I want to be an example of friendship and what it can look like, and the importance.”
The “rare” singer also revealed her true feelings for the author:
“I have different sets of responsibilities, and it’s so wonderful and so important to be able to pick up the phone and call someone who you respect, that you honor their opinion and that aren’t just going to tell you the things you want to hear.”
Safe to say, Gomez does not require Stevens’ assistance and, in fact, enjoys her company greatly, given that they are working on several projects together.