Selena Gomez took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that she had received a kidney transplant over the summer. "It was what I needed to do for my overall health," she wrote, adding that the transplant was related to her Lupus and that she has been recovering for "several months."
She thanked her family, the "incredible" team of doctors, and her "beautiful friend" Francia Raisa, who donated her kidney. Below, more on that "beautiful friend."
1. Francia and Selena have been friends since 2008. In 2016, Francia dedicated a lengthy Instagram post to Selena for her 24th birthday. "There are so many moments we have and things you do that I cherish and don't take for granted," she wrote. "Whether its crying, laughing, or simply sitting on my kitchen floor throwing our hands up in the air confused at life, I'm thankful you're always there."
2. They consider each other sisters from another mother. No really, they love to call each other "sister" or "hermana." In 2015, Francia revealed that Selena gave her a necklace that said "a sister is a forever friend" when they first met.