As RadarOnline.com first reported, Selena Gomez hasn’t spoken to her kidney donor ex-BFF Francia Raisa in nine months. And now, Radar can exclusively reveal the secret reason why — the two had a fight over the troubled singer’s “unhealthy choices.”
In the summer of 2017, Raisa gave Gomez, 27, one of her kidneys after the “Slow Down” star’s own organs began to fail.
Following the ordeal, Gomez admitted that she would have died without Raisa, and said she was going to dedicate herself to getting healthy.
But according to a source, “Selena did the exact opposite of what she said she was going to do when she got well again. She said she was not going to drink anymore, but she did.”
An upset Raisa, 31 — who has said she went through hell in the transplant recovery process — “called Selena out” on her behavior.
“She cares about her and she loves her,” the source explained. “She told her that she was just really making some unhealthy choices, and that she was concerned for her.”
Sources told Radar exclusively that when Raisa confronted Gomez over her drinking, the two got into a fight. Then, the singer just “shut her out.”
Months later, “Selena is in a better place. But because of everything that they’ve been through together, Selena doesn’t know if she can ever really be a part of Francia’s life again,” the source said.
As Radar reported last year, Raisa said she went through physical and emotional agony for months following her transplant surgery for Gomez.
She said she was so weak, “I couldn’t pick up my dog — he’s 16 pounds. That was rough. I couldn’t walk him.”
Gomez, who, with more than 150 million followers, is the most followed person on Instagram after soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and pop singer Ariana Grande, said during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival that she gets “scared” when she looks at the exposure of young girls and boys on those platforms.
“They’re not aware of the news or anything going on,” she said. “It’s selfish — I don’t wanna say selfish because it feels rude — but it’s dangerous for sure.”
“I think our world is going through a lot, obviously. But for my generation, specifically, social media has been terrible,” she said.
The 26-year-old actress and singer is in Cannes to promote Jim Jarmusch’s new zombie movie, “The Dead Don’t Die,” which also features Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton.
Asked what more she could do to improve the social media environment, given her large following, Gomez said it is “impossible” at this point to make it safe. She also said she tries to be conscious when posting on Instagram, to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on her fans.
“I’m very grateful I have the platform in any way, I can still share things I’m passionate about,” she said. “I don’t do a lot of pointless pictures. I like to be intentional with it.”
“I see these young girls, I’ll meet them and they’re just devastated dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice.”
Gomez also called on people to take breaks in social media use: “It can be great in moments, but I would just be careful and allow yourself some time limits when you should use it and when not.”
Selena Gomez was spotted heading into a studio Wednesday in Orange County, California after recently returning from a Mexico get-away with gal pals.
The 26-year-old singer looked stylish with a tan wool coat over a black sweater and black capri pants.
Selena completed her outfit with white sneakers and accessorized with silver hoop earrings.