Selena Gomez in therapy over attacks on her weight
SELENA Gomez is receiving therapy after being criticised for gaining weight.
The 'Good For You' hitmaker, who shared a photograph of herself in a skimpy black swimsuit on Instagram, with the caption "there's more to love," after showing off a slightly curvier figure in May, admits she started seeing a counsellor on a regular basis because she was so upset by negative comments about her body.
She said: "I've been working in therapy. I'd land at the airport and people would yell out, 'You're fat!' It was awful."
The 23-year-old singer, who first found fame as a child on 'Barney & Friends,' was very surprised to become a victim of body shaming.
She told Us Weekly: "I've been working since I was seven. This was the first year I ever dealt with anyone talking about my body."
But the 'Hotel Transylvania 2' star insists she is doing well.
She said: "Even if I did gain weight, I'm fine. That's what the [Instagram] picture represents."
The brunette beauty, who spent two weeks in rehab in early 2014 for an undisclosed condition, previously praised social media for giving her "more control" over her image and stated her responses to her haters are always "very intentional."
She added: "I don't want them [the critics] to win. It's not fair for them to try to control my life.
"I want to be heard, and I don't want people to see those comments and think they can bring people down, because it's not right."