In a recent interview with Vogue magazine, pop star Selena Gomez referred to her close friend Taylor Swift as her "only friend" in the entertainment industry. This statement has raised eyebrows and caused a reaction from Francia Raisa, the kidney donor who selflessly donated her organ to Gomez.
Raisa donated her kidney to Gomez in 2017, after the singer revealed she was suffering from lupus. The two have since been seen together in public numerous times and have expressed their gratitude for each other. Therefore, it came as a surprise when Gomez publicly stated that she did not have any other close friends in the entertainment industry, seemingly disregarding the bond she shares with Raisa.
The interview with Gomez was centered around her latest album, Rare, and her struggle to find genuine connections in the entertainment industry. She stated, "I think it's just that I change so much. I'm so rich in great people, but the ones that are like, 'Hey, I'm here, let's hang out,' they're part of my life for a long time. It's just hard to find someone to be like, 'Hey, I'm gonna just show up for the rest of my life.'"
These comments did not sit well with Raisa, who shared her disappointment in a now-deleted Instagram story. In the story, Raisa posted a screenshot of an article discussing Gomez's statement and added her own commentary. She wrote, "I am not trying to offend anyone, but I'm tired of being used for headlines." Raisa emphasized that she donated her kidney out of love for Gomez and not for publicity.
Raisa's reaction was unexpected, as their friendship has appeared strong since the kidney transplant. The two have often posted photos together on social media, expressing their love and support for one another. Many fans expressed their concern for their friendship, wondering if there may be any underlying issues between them.
However, it is important to note that Raisa's Instagram story has now been deleted, so it is unclear whether her feelings have changed or if she simply regretted publicly sharing her disappointment.
The incident serves as a reminder that public figures' words and actions can have unintended consequences, sometimes impacting those closest to them. Gomez's comments about her friendship with Swift have caused a reaction from her kidney donor and close friend, Raisa. While their bond may remain strong, it is clear that Raisa felt hurt by Gomez's choice of words. Ultimately, it is a lesson that celebrities should choose their words carefully, as they can unintentionally affect the people who are closest to them.