Francia Raisa and Selena Gomez

Francia Raisa reflects on two years since donating kidney to Selena Gomez

"It was a decision that was very faith-based and... she and I have talked about before," Raisa explained. "It just kinda happened coincidentally, but I don't believe in coincidences. I believe that that's God's way of remaining anonymous.""I'm very grateful for the opportunity," she added of the surgery, which, she previously revealed, caused both her and Gomez to go "through a depression.”"shaking my a** a lot.” I’ll just say that.

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"When she first told me about it, I literally was like, 'There's no one else I would have pictured,'" Raisa said of hearing Bailey landed the coveted role. "She's so perfect for it. She also not only has the voice and the whole aura of it, but, like, her spirit.”


Realize the extent of the surgery until she talked with her social worker. "She told me, 'It's going to be hard. The recipient is going to glow, and she's going to recover a lot faster than the donor is because she's getting something she needs. You're losing something you don't need to lose. It's going to be hard.' And it was very hard.”"My kidneys were just done," Gomez said. "That was it, and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life… and [Raisa] volunteered and did it."“She did [save my life],” she added. "As soon as I got the kidney, my arthritis went away. My lupus is at a three-to-five percent chance it'll ever come back. My blood pressure is better. My energy and my life has been better.”

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You know what, I was really bummed that Harry styles turned it down,” but confessed that a “atino actor would be amazing.”