Selena Gomez 'felt better' after receiving diagnosis

Selena Gomez felt "better" after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The 31-year-old star publicly revealed in 2020 that she had been diagnosed with the mental health condition, and Selena has now suggested that the news actually came as bit of a relief for her.

Speaking at the TIME100 Summit in New York City, Selena explained: "All these confusing things were happening.

"Once I finally found the answer, it wasn't ‘Oh, I have this problem.’ It actually made me feel better to know and understand what was happening in my mind."

Selena has found various ways of dealing with the condition, including sharing her story with others.

The 'Only Murders in the Building' actress said: "Once you start to share a tiny bit, you just realise how much less alone you are and how so many of us are more alike than we are different."

Last year, Selena announced that she's dating music producer Benny Blanco, and a source subsequently revealed that Selena feels "safe and secure" with the 36-year-old star.

The insider told 'Entertainment Tonight': "Benny is a great communicator, is honest and open with Selena, and listens to her.

"He's respectful, isn't a player, and not in it for the attention or fame.

"He doesn't care about any of that and Selena sees that and really trusts him."

Selena - who has previously dated the likes of Justin Bieber and The Weeknd - feels she can be "her most authentic self with Benny without doubting his potential motives".

The source added: "It's taken a lot for her to let someone in, but Benny has proven himself to her and she appreciates his ideals and morals.

"She feels like she can give him a part of her heart that she hasn't been able to, or willing to, offer in a relationship in a very long time.

"Selena feels like she has finally found one of the good guys and it's been very refreshing for her."