Selenators have been waiting with bated breath for the new Selena Gomez documentary, My Mind & Me, a new feature that will gamely follow the multihyphenate megastar through six years' worth of ups and downs, from her health conditions like the autoimmune disease lupus and bipolar disorder to highly publicized breakups from former boyfriends including Justin Bieber and The Weeknd.
The 30-year-old singer-actress—who began as a child actor on the Disney Channel and was most recently seen in Hulu's Only Murders in the Building season 2, and soon season 3, as well as the fourth season of her HBO Max cooking show Selena + Chef—has never shied away from her struggles, whether it be the mental illness that led to her canceling her 2016 Revival tour early and checking herself into a treatment facility, which the documentary details, or the kidney transplant that caused one of her arteries to break and required emergency surgery in 2017.
“She has, you know, 18 billion Instagram followers because people know that she’s authentic. And they know she’s not afraid to open up and say, ‘I am as hanging-on-by-a-thread as anyone else,’“ Gomez's Only Murders co-star Martin Short told Rolling Stone (opens in new tab). "Most big stars don’t feel that they should do that. Her strength is her honesty."
Where to watch the Selena Gomez documentary, 'My Mind & Me':
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me will air on Apple TV+, so you will need an Apple TV+ subscription to watch it. As a promotion for the new documentary, the streamer is offering two months of Apple TV+ (opens in new tab) for free for new subscribers. The promo code expires on December 2, 2022.
Normally, Apple only offers a free seven-day trial, followed by a monthly subscription that costs $6.99 per month, so if you haven't joined the platform yet, now's your chance!
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When is the Selena Gomez documentary release date?
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me is coming to Apple TV+ on Friday, November 4. The film drops at 12am Pacific Time, which is 3am Eastern and 7am GMT.
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Is Justin Bieber in the Selena Gomez documentary?
Though Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have been broken up for a while now—they officially called it quits in 2018 after an off-and-off eight-year relationship—gossip about their much-talked-about relationship rekindled yet again in the weeks leading up to the documentary release, with much of it focused on a supposed rivalry between Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez. (The two stars subsequently squashed such feud talk with a sweet photo.)
It is true that Gomez does discuss her famous ex in My Mind & Me, though she only refers to the "Yummy" singer once by name in the doc. She talks about writing her 2019 single, "Lose You to Love Me," reportedly about her split from Bieber.
"It’s about more than just a lost love,” she explains in the film. “It’s me learning to choose myself, to choose life. But also hoping that people can find grace and peace in that too.”
“The song is about knowing that you completely lost every part of who you are, just to rediscover yourself again," she says.
Gomez continues: “Everything was so public,” adding, “I felt haunted by a past relationship that no one wanted to let go of. But then I just moved past it. I wasn’t afraid anymore.”
“I feel like I had to go through the worst possible heartbreak ever and then just forget everything at the drop of a hand, it was really confusing," she reveals. “But I just think that needed to happen and ultimately, it was the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me premieres on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 4.
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.
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