X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato: Selena Gomez and I aren't as close as we used to be
The singer and actress, 19, has known Justin Bieber's girlfriend since they starred in TV show Barney & Friends together as children - but it seems they're now drifting apart.
'Selena and I aren't as close as we used to be,' says Demi.
'But she'll always have a place in my heart.'
It's likely that Demi's found it difficult to find the time to see Selena, also 19, since she was announced as a judge on the second series of US X Factor earlier this year.
But she's loving her new role on the programme and is happy to concentrate on her career for now.
'I root for everyone. I mean, it's not the best feeling when you're watching someone and cringing,' Demi tells Self.
'But when a person's confidence is magnetic, I don't even have to hear her to think: "Oh, this girl has got something."'