Selena Gomez is back in a bikini after being body-shamed for swimsuit photos

Who’s got time to worry about your ex-boyfriend getting engaged when you’ve got a new album in the pipeline, a fresh Coach collaboration, and a boatful of friends who want to soak up every last moment of summer?

Not Selena Gomez, that’s for sure. The pop star looks to be living her best life in a series of photos she posted on Instagram Tuesday night. The 26-year-old is wearing large, gold hoop earrings — so very J.Lo — and a blue-and-green printed bikini in most of the pics, which show her joining pals for a day out on the water.


It’s been just months since Gomez called out people who body-shamed her after she was photographed in a bikini in March. The former Disney star posted a body-positive message after critics mocked her figure and scars from her recent kidney transplant, which she underwent to help treat her lupus.


This time around, the response has been much more positive.

“She’s confident and happy in her life,” one fan noted of the singer’s blissed-out appearance. “Who would want more for her.”

“So gorgeous,” read another comment.

Selena Gomez treated fans to a summery photo shoot. (Photo: Selena Gomez via Instagram Stories)

One fan put it more bluntly: “Justin made a bad choice.” That’s a reference to longtime on-off love interest Justin Bieber proposing to model Hailey Baldwin just months after once again parting ways with Gomez.

Though it’s been a tumultuous year — Gomez had her kidney transplant last summer, broke up with the Weeknd in October, and then reunited with Bieber before splitting in March — Gomez has a lot to look forward to.

As Billboard reports, she announced earlier this week that her next album is “done” and will be released soon. The new music is expected to touch on the changes she’s undergone in her personal life.


Until then, it’s the perfect time to sneak in some memories with boats, bikinis, and buddies.

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