Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa Speak Out for the First Time Together Since Raisa "Saved" Gomez's Life

In an emotional interview, the pair discuss Gomez's kidney transplant.

Dress, Clothing, Cocktail dress, Purple, Fashion model, Shoulder, Fashion, Thigh, Leg, Strapless dress,
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Selena Gomez recently revealed she has been recovering from a kidney transplant as a result of her battle with lupus, and now she's telling her story. For the first time since she announced the kidney donation from one of her good friends Francia Raisa, the pair has sat down in an exclusive interview with Today.

"My kidneys were just done," Gomez reveals. Today's Savannah Guthrie then responds, "You feel like Francia saved your life? Without hesitation Gomez replies, "Because she did."

See more

The friends made headlines in September when Gomez announced on Instagram she was recovering from the transplant. The full interview airs on Today on Monday, October 30.

RELATED STORY

Marie Claire Logo

(Image credit: Marie Claire)
Rachel Epstein
Rachel Epstein

Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.