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Gomez: Press blow up Bieber romance

Selena Gomez has suggested that her romance with Justin Bieber has been blown up by the press.

The former Wizards Of Waverly Place star has had a long on-off relationship with the Boyfriend singer and the pair are rarely out of the spotlight.

Asked if blogs and gossip sites play up their relationship, Selena said: "I think they do kind of blow it up in a way and I do think they want to have something to talk about, so that's the easy thing to do... I've known him for a really long time and we enjoy each other's company every now and then.

"But I'm definitely single and enjoying being that."

Singer and actress Selena, 21, admitted it can be difficult growing up in the public eye.

"I attempt to be who I am and it's fun. At the same time, growing up doing what I'm doing can be a little crazy. You don't ever know, and obviously I have my off days. I'm not perfect. I make mistakes," she said.

She went on: "My mum always told me if I love what I'm doing and I'm having fun then just continue to do it. But if it's not fun for me any more and I'm miserable, then I'm going to go back to Texas and quit it all, to be honest."

Selena is about to unveil her new album, Stars Dance, and said it reflects that she is becoming more comfortable in her own skin and is more personal than her previous offerings.

"The last records ... were very processed and a little bit rushed in a way, so the fact that I had so much time to share my life story and just where I am was really fun for me," she said. "There were moments where I would kind of be a little emotional, talking about things I made sure I executed perfectly because it was such a sensitive subject ... (And) being with the producers and being honest because I never really had time to do that before."

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