Selena Gomez celebrated her 25th birthday this past Saturday (July 22nd, 1992 is her birthday), and rather than asking for or accepting any gifts, she requested her family and friends – and fans – to donate instead.
She spent the day with her close friends and family, and asked them to skip out on buying her any gifts, and instead just donate something to the Lupus Research Alliance. She thanked her friends, family, and fans in a Tweet, and gave a link to where you can donate.
Selena Gomez was diagnosed with Lupus quite some time ago, and went through treatments and chemotherapy a few years ago. She was forced to cancel shows because of it, took a long break from the spotlight, and even suffered mentally.
Her boyfriend, The Weeknd, was in France performing on Saturday and had to miss her actual birthday, but he was able to fly home yesterday and spend time with her.