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Paris Hilton opens up about her relationship with Selena Gomez

Ali Condon

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Paris Hilton opens up about her relationship with Selena Gomez

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Paris Hilton has opened up about her relationship with Selena Gomez after the two bonded over the pressures of being in the spotlight.

The heiress, who has just come out with a bombshell tell-all memoir, revealed that she and Selena shared a moment when they met at Britney Spears' wedding last year.

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Speaking to Good Morning America, the new mum revealed: "I ran into her at Britney's wedding and said she saw my documentary and it inspired her to want to be vulnerable and open up and that just meant so much to me.

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"I think it's so important when people can feel comfortable enough to tell their stories - especially people with big platforms - to show that life isn't perfect and people go through things."

Not long after Britney's wedding to Sam Asghari, Selena came out with her own incredibly vulnerable documentary called My Mind And Me.

Like Paris, Selena has had to deal with her fair share of trolls and haters in the past, purely because of her celebrity status.

Appearing in the latest episode of Apple TV's Dear..., the Only Murders in the Building star admitted that, although she may give off the impression that she doesn't let criticism get to her, she has 'cried her eyes out' over hurtful comments.

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Selena and Paris connected at Britney Spears' wedding. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Selena and Paris connected at Britney Spears' wedding. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

"My weight would constantly fluctuate because I would be on certain medications. And obviously, people just ran with it.

"It was like they couldn't wait to find a thing to bring me down. I was being shamed for gaining weight because of my lupus."

She continued: "I lied. I would go online and I would post a picture of myself and I would say, 'It doesn't matter. I'm not accepting what you're saying'.

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"All the while, being in the room posting and crying my eyes out because nobody deserves to hear those things."

Funnily enough, while Paris was able to inspire Selena to be more vulnerable, Paris actually took that inspiration from another former Disney Channel star: Demi Lovato.

Paris says in her new memoir that she had wanted to speak out against controversial boarding school CEDU for some time, but was worried about what the reaction might be.

Paris was inspired herself by Demi Lovato. Credit: @ddlovato/Instagram
Paris was inspired herself by Demi Lovato. Credit: @ddlovato/Instagram
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However, after watching Demi Lovato's 2017 documentary Simply Complicated, she plucked up the courage to tell her story.

"Demi shared a painful reckoning with a difficult past; I saw her in the midst of an intense journey of self-acceptance and discovery," Paris wrote.

"I envied that acceptance. I wanted that discovery for myself. But most of all I was inspired by Demi's courage. Seeing it in her sparked courage in me.

"Instead of worrying about what it would mean to my brand, I started thinking about what it would do to the troubled-teen industry if I stepped out of the shadows and told my truth."

Topics: Celebrity

Ali Condon
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