It’s been a significant few days for Selena Gomez. Ahead of the release of her eye-opening new Apple TV+ documentary My Mind & Me*—*which tracks her years-long path to recovery following her struggles with her physical and mental health—on November 4, rave reviews have been trickling in, and the multi-hyphenate herself has been speaking out, both about her nervousness regarding how people might respond to the film and why she feels it was important to make. But, one of the most joyous revelations to have come out of her most recent bout of press? That earlier this year, she turned her 30th birthday into a solo wedding.
In an interview with Rolling Stone published on November 3, the Only Murders in the Building star spoke about the summer celebration (she reached the milestone on July 22), to which she reportedly invited people who had been an important part of her 20s, whether she was still close to them or not. “I thought I would be married by now, so I threw myself a wedding,” she told the publication. The party took place at a private residence in Malibu, there were red roses, there was dancing by candlelight, Gomez wore a pink Versace gown for the occasion, and there was even a cake topped with Barney the dinosaur (lest we forget, the Grammy and Emmy nominee got her start with a part on Barney & Friends, aged seven).
In attendance? Everyone from Gomez’s younger sister, Gracie, and her kidney donor, Francia Raísa, to Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Camila Cabello, and Miley Cyrus. “We had lovely drinks, and it was beautiful, and then my friend Cara [Delevingne] comes in and brings strippers,” she added. “So I would like to say it was a mixture of sophisticated and hysterical.”
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Although she didn’t post about the event itself at the time, Gomez did reflect on her next decade a few days later, via Instagram. “My twenties were a journey through good, hard and beautiful moments that I will never forget,” she wrote. “Each of them has shaped me into the person that I am today. I am someone who is still learning, but is more certain about what matters and what she wants. Someone who is grateful for every single gift and every single lesson along the way. I am walking forward encouraged by so many strong, empowering people around me… After a few days of celebrating, my heart feels full, grateful and I can say that I’m starting to really like 30.” And 30 certainly looks good on her.