"So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn't right. But that doesn't mean caring for someone ever goes away," Selena told Billboard.
She reassured fans that her and The Weeknd are on pretty good terms and still have a lot of love for each other.
"Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd]," she told Billboard in the interview. "I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life.
"We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring, and that was pretty remarkable for me."