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A few years ago, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato were thick as thieves — but for awhile, it seemed like the BFFs had grown apart. So what really went wrong? For the first time, Selena’s sharing the truth behind their falling out, and what made her put the relationship back together again.

“I’ve known her since we were seven, and we did fall apart for awhile,” Selena admitted to Seventeen magazine. “She was going through things and I was so young and it was confusing. I processed it saying, ‘Okay, I don’t understand what she’s going through so I’m just going to do this.’ I don’t think it was fair, and I’m so happy that I have her back in my life now.”

And although Selena initially didn’t know how to handle it when Demi checked into rehab four years ago, her best friend skills kicked into gear and she managed to come through for Demi in the end, like any real bestie would. Selena even recently supported Demi by joining her at a recovery group meeting.

“I feel like we’re all given what we can handle, and clearly someone thought she could handle so much — and she could, and she did,” Selena said. “And she’s incredible for that. I couldn’t imagine going through some of the things she went through, and the fact that she is who she is today is insane — she’s one of my inspirations.”

And judging by the sales of Demi’s book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, we’d say that Selena’s not the only one who’s inspired by her.

“Demi’s very, very strong,” Selena added. “She’s the only person that I would tell the deepest, darkest secrets to. The only person.”

Source: Seventeen