Selena Gomez will always "love" and "respect" Justin Bieber.
The 'Good For You' hitmaker, who split from the 21-year-old singer last October after almost four years of dating, hasn't completely ruled out getting back together with him in the future because she says they're still "genuinely" good friends.
The 22-year-old star said: "I'll forever support him and love him in a way that. We grew up together. I think people want it to be different...[but] I respect him. And I think he respects me, in a healthy manner."
Asked if they could rekindle their relationship again, the brunette beauty laughed and replied: "I don't know."
But Selena is trying to carve out a separate identity from Canadian heartthrob following her tearful performance of 'The Heart Wants What It Wants' at the American Music Awards last November.
She told the October issue of Elle magazine: "Everybody was talking about the same thing: my relationship. I was so exhausted. I said, 'I want this [performance] to be the last time I have to talk about this.' And acknowledge this feeling. I was kind of devastated. I was like, 'This is all I have right now. This is gonna be it.' And all I want is to move on.
"It was a huge weight lifted off me...That's why, from this point on, I know I can prove myself, you know. I haven't scratched the surface yet."