Selena Gomez Opens Up for the First Time About Demi Lovato’s Overdose: 'I Love Her'

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PEOPLE.com—Selena Gomez is speaking out about childhood friend Demi Lovato‘s July overdose for the first time. In an interview with Elle for the magazine’s October cover, the “Back to You” singer, 26, explained that she chose to offer her support to Lovato privately, rather than publicly. Six days after the news broke, with Lovato, also 26, still in the hospital, Gomez was on the verge of tears and “choking up” when she started to talk about it, according to the magazine. RELATED: Selena Gomez Shows Off...

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