Selena Gomez's mom, Mandy Teefey, spoke to Gossip Cop about her relationship with her daughter, and her feelings about Selena's on-again relationship with Justin Bieber.
Mandy said she is "not happy" with Selena and Justin's reconciliation, but added that Selena can live her life "however she wants as long as she is happy, safe, and healthy.”
Mandy added, "She is 25 years old and knows what is at stake with her health. I do not control her the way it has been portrayed. Selena is an adult and can make her own choices."
She went on to describe Selena as "brave and fearless," and added, "I was so proud of her bravery."
Mandy also shared that she didn't speak to Justin during Selena's medical scare and kidney transplant, and says she and Justin haven't talked in "years."
"Every mother and daughter has disagreements," she said. "We never expected to manage her her whole life. We lost family time because the only time we saw her, we talked business. It was no longer fun for any of us, like it was when she was younger and we had to be with her because she was a minor."
Selena and Justin initially broke up in 2014, but have reunited following her split with The Weeknd in October 2017.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.