American actress and singer Selena Gomez has opened up about her former relationship with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. In an interview with The Sunday Times, the former Disney star talked about falling in love with the Baby hitmaker.

"I didn't think I was doing anything bad by falling in love," she said. "There's such an emphasis on people being the perfect thing and then destroying them because it's good press. Also throw in the fact that you are a teenager — it makes it more difficult."

"It's difficult for people to separate us. The internet wants to freeze this moment in time and constantly repeat it," Gomez added.

After splitting with the Boyfriend hitmaker, the 23-year-old Come And Get It singer has been linked with a number of celebrities including Russian-German music producer/DJ Zedd. Rumours that Gomez and the 25-year-old, whose real name is Anton Zaslavski, are dating started after they were spotted getting close at the Golden Globes after-party. She also posed for photographers, resting her head on Zedd's shoulder.

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Selena Gomez and Zedd were rumoured to be dating Selena Gomez/Instagram

"The next relationship will be something dear to me," Gomez continued. "There is no way I will ever hide my life. I've been working my butt off. I'm dating, but I don't really want anything right now."

Meanwhile, during an interview with USA Today, Bieber revealed he is single at the moment, and wants his future girlfriend to be faithful to him.

"At this point in my life I'm so focused on myself that I'm not looking for a girlfriend. I'm just trying to make sure I'm 100 percent so I can add to the person I want to be with. I want a girl I can trust, who I can lean on. This business is hard, and I want someone I can confide in," he said.