But she has bigger concerns, including her health. But she’s taking the steps that she needs to stay well.
Including, it’s reported, avoiding alcohol at all costs following her latest stint in rehab.
Page Six reports that Selena Gomez held a dry party at her California home last week to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
“Alcohol was not at the party.”
That’s what a dry party means.
“Selena is really focusing on her health.”
They mention that Selena did a two week stint in a luxury rehab facility, Prive-Swiss in Connecticut, back in February.
It is also mentioned that she reportedly continues to receive support of some kind from their program, though that could mean … almost anything.
“It was a family friendly party with a bouncy house and kids.”
Perhaps alcohol wouldn’t have been a good fit for that party, anyway.
In case you’re wondering if Selena has just decided that she’s done being fun, a couple of things.
One, drinking can be great, but if you need to drink to have fun, you have a problem. That’s not an insult, that’s a fact.
Two, we suspect that Selena’s focus on her health has to do with her ongoing battle with Lupus and the fact that she has only one kidney … a kidney donated to her by her very good friend Francia Raisa.
Kidneys are responsible for filtering your blood. A lot of people associate drinking with the liver, which is accurate, but heavy drinking can be hard on your kidneys.
We’re not suggesting that Selena is or has been a heavy drinker.
We’re just saying that she’s playing it safe and playing it smart because she values her life and her health.
Over the weekend, Selena joined her very good friend Taylor Swift at the Rose Bowl, which is a sporting event featuring college football.
Afterwards, Selena posted a selfie of the two of them being adorable together.
In the captions of the photo, she wrote:
“I’m grateful for those I surround myself with.”
Selena’s inner circle is very supportive.
“And this woman right here happens to be one of my favorites.”
That is so sweet.
“Love our tradition and I love you.”
Selena is obviously taking care of her health — her kidney transplant was less than a year ago, after all.
But some wonder if her party in California was as dry as it was for her sake, or for someone else’s.
First of all, it was a party for a friend.
Perhaps that friend is no longer drinking. Or hey, maybe a different friend who was invited isn’t drinking. A lot of people will go out of their way to accommodate those whom they love.
Or maybe there was no alcohol because it was a party featuring children. Not all parties are built alike, folks.
Someone who is avoiding alcohol for their health (or because they’re the designated driver, etc) rather than because they have a problem with alcohol can be around people drinking.
So let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill and assume that, if we see Selena toast with champagne, that she’s “off the wagon.”
But all of this is a reminder that Selena’s health issues did not go away when Francia gave her that life-saving kidney transplant.
Selena still has Lupus. And now she has to grapple with making sure that her body does not reject the donated kidney.
Her health battle will probably continue for a long time. She deserves so much better.