Selena Gomez says bipolar disorder will probably stop her from getting pregnant
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Selena Gomez has opened up about how having bipolar disorder may affect her ability to start a family.
The first time Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez spoke out about her bipolar diagnosis was in 2020.
Since then, the 30-year-old singer has been extremely open in discussing her mental health and some of the struggles she's previously had, is currently going through and will continue to face in the future.
One future challenge Gomez has recently opened up about is the possibility she may not be able to have children.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gomez explained how she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after 'walking out of psychosis'.
She was immediately placed on multiple medications, which left her feeling like she 'was gone'.
"There was no part of me that was there anymore," she reflected.
Despite having since being taken off many of the medications she was initially put on, it's some of the medications Gomez still takes which have raised questions over whether it will ever be possible for her to have children.
Gomez isn't at the point she thought she'd be in life at the age of 30, having been left 'wrecked' after realising her dreams of being married at 25 wouldn't be achieved.
Gomez is also at the age where she's thinking about having children too, although she admitted she was left in tears after visiting one of her pregnant friends.
The singer explained she may not be able to get pregnant as a result of two of the drugs she's on to help her manage her bipolar - the two drugs vital for her to remain on to adequately manage her mental health.
Despite the possibility of having children remaining precarious, Gomez is grateful to have gone through the mental and physical health struggles she has done in life, as doesn't think she'd be in the position she is now without them having happened.
The singer said: "I remind myself that I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the psychotic break, if it wasn’t for my lupus, if it wasn’t for my diagnosis.
"I think I would just probably be another annoying entity that just wants to wear nice clothes all the time. I’m depressed thinking about who I would be."
Gomez is also resolute that if she's 'meant to have them [children],' she 'will' in whatever capacity she can.
If you or someone you know is struggling or in mental health crisis, help is available through Mental Health America. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. You can also reach Crisis Text Line by texting MHA to 741741.
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