In a brand new interview with The Today Show with Savannah Guthrie, Selena Gomez is finally opening up about her kidney transplant.


Selena, who sits alongside one of her best friends, Francia Raisa, says, “My kidneys were just done.  That was it. And I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life, and that was the day I came home when I found out. And she volunteered and did it.”


Selena’s kidney transplant took place in September and the pair waited months to speak about the procedure.  A source tells Entertainment Tonight that they wanted to make sure it was revealed on ‘their own terms’.  The source states, “It was really hard for [Raisa] to keep this a secret. Paparazzi follow Selena everywhere and their friend group is really close, but Francia didn’t tell anyone she was going to do this. It was a private thing between her and Selena.  They always planned to speak out about it, but wanted to wait until they had healed and they were in a place where they could share their story on their terms.” 




Savannah then asked  if Selena felt as if Francia saved her life, Selena responded with, “Because she did [save my life], that’s it.”  According to the source, Francia only confided in a few close friends post-surgery – the surgery left Francia with a huge scar, “It’s a huge scar. There’s three big incisions that transcend across her abdomen.” 


The source reveals, “[Gomez and Raisa are] both healthy and doing good. Francia is incredible. She loves dancing and being silly, and is such a kind person. She’s the kind of person you just want to be around because she is so passionate and has such a good outlook on life.  Francia never second guessed her decision and has no regrets.  She’s excited to share her story publicly now.”



The FULL interview will air on October 30 and October 31 on The Today Show.






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