The following day, Gomez was honored at the Lupus Research Alliance Annual Gala in New York City for helping to raise more than 0,000 toward research for the disease.
During her speech, she recalled the moment doctors stressed to her the urgency of undergoing a transplant procedure.
The whirlwind romance showed no signs of slowing down, with a source previously telling PEOPLE, “They’re doing great together.
Abel treats Selena really well and he makes her very happy.” In May, Gomez explained why she had opted to make her relationship so public.
One month later, Gomez provided details of the experience with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie in an NBC news interview: “She lived with me in this interesting time where my kidneys were just done,” recalled Gomez. The fact that she was a match, I mean, that's unbelievable.”Thanks to Raísa, Gomez was able to quickly move to the operating room for the life-saving procedure.
“The thought of asking somebody to [donate] was really difficult for me. While there were additional complications during the operation, Gomez has recovered nicely, noting that there was a 3 to 5 percent chance of her lupus resurfacing.
A source told PEOPLE at the time that the budding romance was “new and nothing serious.” However, in the months that followed, the two would flaunt their status as the picture-perfect couple.
Gomez and Weeknd traveled to Italy together shortly after and even took a trip to the “Earned It” singer’s hometown of Toronto, Canada, in March.Selena was MIA for the Biebs' bday earlier this month, which he spent with his mom and church pals, including pastor Carl Lentz.Seems they're both turning to the third wheel in their relationship during their time apart. Selena Gomez, 25, and The Weeknd, 27, have ended their relationship, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.“She and Abel have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship,” says an insider.Gomez enjoyed more success in 2017 with such acclaimed tracks as "Bad Liar" and "It Ain't Me," a collaboration with Norwegian DJ Kygo.