Selena Gomez: I'm Writing Songs For Justin Bieber

05/09/2013 at 04:27 PM ET

Selena Gomez InStyleCourtesy InStyle

If you noticed Selena Gomez‘s style is getting pretty edgy post-Bieber breakup, well, good, you were supposed to.

In the June issue of InStyle (check out an exclusive inside pic below!) the star says that as part of her growing period, she’s hoping to push fashion boundaries. “I like to show a little bit of skin in a nice way,” she says. “I love picking out clothes, and it would be a blast to just play dress-up all the time.”

But she also admits that the pressure to get on a best-dressed list stresses her out, and so does her future career, her new music — you name it. “I’m stressed out most of the time,” she shares.

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The one thing that isn’t really causing her stress these days: her love life. Despite her on-again, off-again relationship relationship with Justin Bieber, Gomez swears she’s trying to take dating slow.

“I’m from Texas, so I should be married with children already,” she tells the magazine. “I’m in love with love and totally believe in marriage, but that’s not even on my radar right now. I am not putting energy into dating.”

And though she may not be putting energy into dating, songwriting is a totally different story. She admits to penning a track on her new album just for Bieber, which she calls “personal” and adds “I’m sure he’ll love it, too.”

For more from Gomez, check out and the June issue, on stands May 17, and tell us: What do you think of Gomez’s new, edgier side?

–Alex Apatoff

Selena Gomez InStyleCourtesy InStyle (photographed by Dusan Reljin)

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andrea on

She is a beautiful, talented, sweet girl. She could do better than Bieber.

Pacificgirl on

She really annoys me and it has nothing to do with Justin…I just don’t think she can sing AT ALL…

guest on

She is totally adorable and I am sure if she loves justin B its because his personal persona is much different from his public one. She seems smart and a good girl and obviously sees something in him that we don’t.

Selenatorsunite on

She is amazing :’)

Lucy on

She is super cute and all but I don’t get the “I’m from Texas” comment. I’m from Texas too and don’t like the stereotype!

Sarah on

It really annoys me when she says “I’m from Texas, I should be married and have kids by now. Maybe that is how it is where she grew up but not all Texas girls are like that. A lot of us go to school, get degrees, have a career and then start a family. She needs to stop stereotyping Texas girls.

ava on

She looks like she’s passing gas in the gas station pic LOL

Linda W on

Was it a light bulb that went off in her head? I can use my old boyfriend to sing my music for me, he wants me back, he’ll do anything I ask. LOL He evidently has no managers that care. My daughter did these kinds of things to one of her boyfriends. Ask crazy things and he’d do it. She knew he always would , or she’d break up. But the difference is millions of dollars , and somebody’s future. Where’s Bieber’s parents> This is crazy

itsallgoodnroanoke on


Evian on

I am a 40-something Texas Girl mom… and I don’t know what she is talking about with a comment like that!! She is from Grand Prairie for crying out loud, which for the most part is Dallas! I like many Texas Girls, got a COLLEGE DEGREE, went on to get MARRIED, then have a FAMILY!!! I hope she is prepared to handle the backlash, b/c I assure you it’s headed her way! This is not Arkansas, nor Mexico!! Maybe she is confused!! Maybe she should have stuck around here and gotten an education instead of wasting time with that wimpy kid.. maybe then she would know what the heck she is talking about!!

Bailey on

I’ve loved Selena since Wizards of Waverly Place. She is so sweet and down to earth. She really has came into her own style wise and knowing what she wants and what her goals are. Great role model!

Kourtney on

I just don’t like Selena at all. I loved Wizards of Waverly Place but she barely acted on there and played a really nonchalant role and she can’t sing…she’s just so bland for a Latina too!

Well... on

I love all these Texas women standing up for our state! I am proud to be from texas- I’m a college student with no kids and I have never been married. Screw you Selena and your stereotype bs!

roger on

she looks like she is putting on weight.
she needs to slim down a bit

pips on

Very nice

Tigs on

Such a beautiful girl and way too good for Bieber.

TEXAS13 on

I didn’t particularly like the Texas comment but what else can you expect from a girl her age. I wish she would just stay away from Justin…he will be very bad news for her if she stays with him…his 15 mins of fame are way up. If you want a baby…just look at who you are dating

me on

Poor Selena stressed out over the pressure of getting on the best dressed list. Her llife is just pure stress. GIMME A BREAK. Lost me as a fan little big headed girl. Drop your better than though attitude a little. 20 years from now you are going to really be stressed when your cute little face and hot little body are old and wrinkled. I really am not impressed.

Alyson on

To Evian: Do you realize you just did the exact same things she did that offended you so much? She stereotyped about women from Texas and you stereotyped about women from Arkansas and Mexico! I will assume that you did not mean anything bad by it, but perhaps she didn’t either. And to those taking offense, she did not say you could not have a college degree and career! While I do think celebreties giving interviews need to be more aware of what they are saying, I also think we need to lighten up and not take everything so personally! They are humans too and far from perfect, just like the rest of us

Amy on

Is the Texas comment really that out of left field? I get the impression that a lot of women get married younger there than maybe they do in other parts of the country. If you’re saying she’s making it up, that’s one thing. But if you don’t happen to fit that mold, despite that it DOES happen a lot there? Relax.

Crick on

I like how one person is all mad because of the Texas comment then goes on to stereotype Arkansas. How is what you just said any different than what she said?

Lotte on

So she’s actually not writing songs FOR Peepster, rather one song on her own new album is ABOUT him…great twist People! Seriously though, having his ex write songs about him is the last thing the spoiled brat needs right now, it’ll only fuel his already overblown ego more. She’d be better off offering him a good kick in the behind, a splash of ice water in the face and a nice watch so he might just grow up, get serious and show up on stage ON TIME rather than leaving his prepubescent fans out to wait for 2-3 hours!

Kay on

Young lady, you are far too beautiful and young to be STRESSED OUT all the time. You have looks and $$ MANY young girls would envy. Enjoy it and enjoy life, honey.

pips on

Methinks she too hot to handle for Beiber who seems like suc a boy

Marsha on

Oh! I totally thought she was writing songs for JB to sing lol. She wrote a song about him?

Selisperfect on

@Kay how would you feel be followed everywhere in the most private having your picture everywhere? Leave Selena alone she is just like us!

Mary Jane Johnson on

I agree with Evian.

Mary Jane Johnson on

I agree with Evian

Mica on

I think you mean “about” Justin…”for” implies that she is writing a song for him to sing.

Lisa on

She’s beautiful but the girl can’t sing. Not sure how writing songs for Bieber will help him since her singing career is not exactly skyrocketing.

Sue on

That’s why she looks different!!!! I love Selena, don’t get me wrong. She is still a role model for me. But lately i’ve been beginning to see a difference in her face. Now i know, its stress! She always led a real easy going, placid lifestyle, and it definetely showed on her countenance. Now however, you can really see the stress. Not saying she isn’t as attractive, or anything, just that she simply looks different, not a bad different, just….different lol.

Brooke on

You’re stressed out because the stuff you care for in life is so trivial and shallow.

And as a native Texan, I resent the comment about how you should be married with kids already. I am 34, about to celebrate my 3rd wedding anniversary, and have no children (and am quite happy about that!). Not only that but I know several other women in their late 20’s/early 30’s who are also unmarried and have no kids – by choice! Stop fueling the false, idiotic stereotypes!

jessesgirl on

I wonder why she went the music route when she can’t really sing… She’s a descent actress through. I bet she would be great in rom-coms in the future.

Jennifer on

Evian, congratulations on your accomplishments. However, you just did the same thing that Selena did: stereotyped people based on where they are from. I am from Arkansas and I have a degree, got married, then had kids. Most of my friends did the same as me, so maybe you need to think before you comment. I mean no disrespect, but your comment stuck out to me.

Selena is young and will date boys that most of us would scoff at because we all know better. Justin is young, too, and leads a type of life most of us only read about. It’s easy for us to make judgments about these kids. but let’s all remember what mistakes we made when we were their ages.

Sun on

Why she was/is still with little boy Justin Bieber? She will do very well and successful by wriitng her own songs and in any movies by herself. She is sweetheart and deserves a good man of her own (A real Man not little boy!) Good luck, Selena.

Cynthia on

Desperate. Keep riding on Justin’s fame and fortune ;) Since your movie, music and even your perfume deal isn’t working out. If all else fails, totally keep showing off more skin! There’s always porn.

ProudAmericanWoman on

That Texas comment was ignorant & offensive- shame on you, Selena! What a bad example for young women. Shame, shame, shame on you!

shubham pandit on

she is so good for justin

Lizza on

Wow,I think y’all are taking dis way too far and personal,it’s her life,let her live it d way she wants,if u dnt like her or her music then dnt listen to it and ignore d tins about her instead of just bad mouthing her,u guys are killing her self-esteem dat way,and do u know how stressful their lives?They are always in d public eyes,besides maybe d texas comment just slipped out and she couldnt take it back dnt hate on her for it,and she is definitely not FAT,she is okay d way she is.Let’s see y’all will do if u were her or in her shoes.:-D

dynyahleetp123 on

well if selena gomez was really here then pacificgirl wouldn’t be saying nothing to selena gomez face BOW!

dynyahleetp123 on

Now cause last time I checked it seems like you are jelly because she famous and your not

m lowry on

taylor swift has issues that need to be looked at by a professional. she has absolutely no reason to hate justin bieber. she has man problems. selena gomez would be wise to back away from taylor before taylor causes something that she will regret. she and justin have strong feelings for each other and are old enough to sort out their own problems without input from taylor. taylor sticking her tounge out when selena kised justin is childish and indicates deeper problems

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