A Remarkable Friendship Spanning 16 Years
Francia Raisa, a long-time friend of Selena Gomez, joined her at the inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit. In an interview with “Extra’s” Terri Seymour, the two friends shared insights into their enduring bond and their support for each other’s endeavors.
From Disney Stars to Kidney Donation
Francia recalled how their friendship began when they were young Disney stars, with both participating in charitable activities at Children’s Hospital. Their connection deepened over time, especially when they both experienced breakups and reached out for support. Francia ultimately donated one of her kidneys to Selena, solidifying their special bond.
Navigating the Ups and Downs
Francia acknowledged the complexities of their relationship, describing it as a journey marked by trauma bonding, growth, and change. She emphasized that no relationship is perfect but expressed gratitude for their enduring connection.
Advocacy for Mental Health
Both Selena and Francia have become advocates for mental health. Francia commended Selena for her efforts to raise awareness and revealed that Selena’s example inspired her to share her own mental health journey with her audience. They both recognize the importance of speaking openly about mental health issues, especially within the Latinx community.
Exciting New Ventures
Francia also shared her excitement about a new business venture, a famous salsa that she’s launching soon. She praised Selena’s support and encouragement in her entrepreneurial endeavors.
Growth and Self-Discovery
Terri Seymour highlighted the importance of personal growth and spending time apart to find one’s path. Francia agreed, sharing how her personal journey and self-discovery had positively impacted her career and overall well-being.
Francia emphasized that her personal struggles were not related to the kidney donation but hinted at challenges she faced during her childhood, which she plans to discuss in the near future. She acknowledged Selena’s unwavering support through these difficult times.
Francia Raisa’s interview with Terri Seymour offers a glimpse into a friendship that has weathered ups and downs, highlighting the importance of support, growth, and advocacy for mental health within their bond.