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Selena Gomez Brings Former Disney Costars To Tears With Explanation For Why She Lost Touch

Gomez revealed to her former 'Wizards of Waverly Place' costars Jennifer Stone and David DeLuise how her life in the spotlight ultimately affected her friendships with them.

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Earlier this week, Selena Gomez reunited with her former Wizards of Waverly Place costars Jennifer Stone and David DeLuise, - who played her best friend and father, respectively - as a guest on the Stone and DeLuise's new podcast Wizards of Waverly Pod.

During the podcast, Gomez, who played character Alex Russo on the show, partook in a deep conversation with the hosts about their personal journeys throughout the course of the show as well as some of their favorite memories of their time together from 2007 until the series' final episode in January of 2012.

The conversation took the trio through revelations of some of their rare experiences, their influences and even advice they wished they could have imparted on their younger, less-experienced selves.

The tone of the episode took a hard emotional turn, however, when Gomez was asked about her biggest regret.

About half an hour into the podcast, DeLuise asked Gomez:

"What has been your biggest mistake so far?"

He added jokingly:

"And you can't say a boy's name."

Gomez then revealed:

"Probably not staying in touch with you guys."

She continued:

"I wasn't really...I think I slowly became like kind of shamed."
"I felt ashamed of the decisions that I made, and I didn't want you guys to see me in the state that I was in because A) you would have told me the truth which terrifies me and B) I didn't want to let you down."

An emotional DeLuise thanked Gomez and added that it was "really sweet," before adding while wiping away tears:

"Obviously I miss you, and I'm happy you're doing well now."

Stone added:

"I appreciate you saying that, too. To be perfectly blunt, there have been times where I'm like, 'Did we stop being friends because I didn't tell her what she wanted to hear?'"

You can watch that interaction below.

Viewers were likewise overtaken with emotion.

After Gomez's touching response, she also shared:

"I appreciate you guys, dearly, and I love you so much in a way that I've never loved anybody else."

She also revealed in the interview that her time on Wizards was her "happiest."

"I can't begin to tell you guys without making it such a little cry session... I felt like I was the happiest I had been in my whole life."
"And I don't want that to be a sad thought, because I'm really grateful and happy. But it was definitely the happiest time for me."

She added:

"I recognize that obviously it's because I have this different attention on me [now] that I just didn't have then and that was a really pure time."

You can watch the podcast in its entirety below.

Ep 4: Selena Gomez Reveals Her Biggest