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After taking a brief break from the spotlight in 2016, the former Disney darling is once again working and is even in a new relationship. AH-Mazing!

On Friday, Selly G stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest and opened up about her now public romance with The Weeknd. Specifically, the Bad Liars singer dished about why she and the hitmaker (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) decided to not hide their blossoming love.

Miz Gomez shared:

"Because I’ve been doing this for so long, I don’t feel like there’s anything that I would want to … not necessarily hide, but I’m genuinely myself. I think it’s really hard when I would want to spend so much time hiding things. It’s too much pressure, and I think everyone gets over everything eventually."

Well said. In case you forgot, the twosome first made headlines back in January when they were spotted locking lips behind a dumpster. Since then, the love birds have put their love on display all over the globe! While Abel’s ex Bella Hadid wasn’t necessarily thrilled with her former flame moving on, Selena isn’t worrying what anyone else has to say about her relationship.

She continued:

"I just want to be happy. If that’s me just being myself, then I don’t really care."

Hear! Hear! And it looks like Gomez can credited her brief break for bringing all this happiness into her life. During her appearance on Radio Disney on Thursday, the A-lister relayed:

"I took a break last year for myself to figure out where I wanted to go creatively, and it was good. I’ve been doing this for so long and I needed a second to breathe… You have to be good and take care of yourself. That’s what I encourage, I’m always about that. That’s the most important thing. Then, if you have people in your life that can add to that and make you happy and just do that for you, then that’s what it should be."

Fair point. However, Selena didn’t rush into anything when she came back to the limelight, as she noted:

"I wanted to make sure everything was done at my pace. I didn’t want to rush anything. I wanted to make sure my life was balanced and happy and healthy first."

Well, girl — this is the happiest and healthiest you’ve looked in a while. Bravo!