Is Selena Gomez Sending Cryptic Messages With Her Graphic T-Shirts?

The singer has gone through some tough times over the past few years, especially health-wise.

By Corinne Heller Dec 29, 2018 11:17 PMTags
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Is Selena Gomez trying to tell us something...with her shirts?

The 26-year-old pop star has gone through some tough times over the past few years, especially health-wise: Following a lupus diagnosis, which she revealed in 2015, she underwent a kidney transplant in 2017. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for conditions related to her autoimmune disease and entered a treatment center twice to battle anxiety and depression—common lupus symptoms. In addition, this year she also went through a breakup from Justin Bieber following a rekindled romance.

Gomez returned to her home earlier this month. On Friday, the singer was photographed leaving the Hot Pilates studio in Los Angeles, wearing a sweatshirt that read, "Choose Empathy." Gomez has worn the same look a few times this year.

Over the past few months, she has also been spotted wearing other graphic T-shirts that contain what may be cryptic messages about her life.

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See photos of Gomez's shirts below.

Girl Power

In March 2018, while roller skating with friends, the singer wore a shirt that read, "Never underestimate the power of a woman."

"Choose Empathy"

The singer was spotted wearing this sweatshirt while out in Beverly Hills in July 2018.

"Only the Strong Survive"

Gomez was spotted wearing this T-shirt in July 2018, just days after her ex Justin Bieber got engaged to Hailey Baldwin.

Wordy But Powerful

Just before Christmas 2018, Gomez stepped out in L.A. for lunch with friends wearing this top that reads, "I am grateful for all that is occuring in my life and all that is yet to follow. I push myself because no one else is going to do it for me."

BFF Love

Gomez paid tribute to her BFF Taylor Swift with this look just after Christmas 2018.


In addition to T-shirts, in June 2018, famed designer Stefano Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana dissed Gomez while commenting on an Instagram photo of her, writing in Italian, "She's so ugly." Three months later, Gomez stepped out in Manhattan during New York Fashion Week wearing rhinestones in her hair that spell out the word "UGLY." 

A source told E! News on Saturday that Gomez is "in a much better place" and was focusing on her health.