Singer and actress Selena Gomez has been in the limelight since she was a teenager. She's now 29 years old and has ventured outside of entertainment into the beauty industry with her new brand called Rare Beauty.
Selena boasts over 310 million followers on Instagram, but according to a recent interview she did with Good Morning America, she hasn't been active on her social media much at all. In fact, she hasn't even been online in a while.
Selena Gomez Hasn't Been Online for 4.5 Years
You've heard of many different people taking a social media hiatus for a while to clear their head and find some peace. But Selena has taken it to a whole new level. She hasn't been online in almost five years – and her life has improved drastically because of it.
“I haven’t been on the internet in 4 1/2 years,” Selena shared. “It has changed my life completely. I am happier, I am more present, I connect more with people. It makes me feel normal.”
Ever since she was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, Selena has taken some big steps to take care of her mental health, and that included staying offline for a long time.
"I understand how powerful the internet is, and in so many ways it’s done the best things for the world," she continued. "But for me, I get to my news that is actually important I get through people in my life." [sic]
She has also expanded recently on her passion for mental wellness by founding a media platform with a focus on mental health; it's called Wondermind, and the goal is to connect people to helpful educational resources while working to end the stigma around mental illnesses.
Taking a short break from the buzz of the internet sounds pretty good right about now.