It is no secret that Selena Gomez has had a rocky on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber over the past several years, but despite all their setbacks, the 22-year-old songstress wouldn't change anything about their relationship.

Selena Gomez
Gomez wouldn't change anything about her romance with Bieber

This revelation came when Gomez spoke candidly of her past romances, including her "first love," and the negative side of fame during an interview with V Magazine, in which she poses topless while wearing a pair of high-wasted denim.

"I think the next time [I'm in a relationship] will be much different...which will definitely not be any time soon," the beautiful brunette said. "That's a growing up kind of thing. I was 18 years old, and it was my first love."

Although Gomez doesn't directly refer to Bieber, it is say to assume she is speaking about the 'Baby' singer as she was only 18 when they first became romantically linked.

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"The older I get, I'm guarding certain things more," she added. "After being put through the scrutiny, I understand what it is. When you're young and you're being told so many different things . it's almost felt like all we had was each other, like the world was against us, in a way."

Even though the duo were constantly hounded by the media and garnered attention everywhere they went, Gomez surprisingly would do it all over again. "It was really weird but it was incredible," she insisted. "I would never take it back in a million years. You live and you learn, you know?"

However, living in the public life does have its downsides, the former Disney star also opened up about her struggle dealing with depression, which stemmed from the paparazzi's overbearing presence.

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"There were a few months where I was little depressed, where I wouldn't leave [the house] as much," she explained. "I think I drove myself crazy for a little bit. It was just easier to say, 'Hey, do you mind running to the grocery store and picking some stuff up, I don't want to get photographed.'"