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Selena Gomez shows off her kidney transplant scar for the first time

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Back in 2017, Selena Gomez made the necessary decision to receive a kidney transplant. The 28-year-old stars best friend Francia Raisa was ultimately the person to donate her kidney and save Gomez’ life. Selena has been battling lupus since 2015 and has had to overcome many difficult health obstabcles along the way.

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Since the transplant, Gomez has been doing quite well. On-top of working on producing, she just recently launched her makeup line Rare. Gomez wanted to create a makeup brand that promotes natural beauty and confidence in every unique individual.

“It’s not about being someone else, but being who you are.”

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On a September 24th Instagram post, Selena decided to show fans her new found confidence by revealing her kidney scar for the first time.

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Gomez shared that she has been purposefully “hiding” her scar in photographs the last few years and has had enough. The star captioned the photo stating…

“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through.”

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Embracing flaws and true beauty is something even celebrities struggle with on a daily basis. We are all beautiful in our own ways, and it is quite inspiring knowing even the most famous people deal with “normal” people struggles. Miss Domesticated is not only sending their love to Selena for being brave, but to anybody else there who is trying so hard to love themselves just the way they are.

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Where Are They Now: Full House Cast

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Though Full House may have ended nearly thirty years ago, the show continues to be an American classic. Not only was this sitcom funny and relatable, but it was heartfelt, and helped so many of us learn about the highs and lows of growing up. Thanks to Netflix, the show was rebooted in 2016 starring (most of) the original cast. The spinoff ended mid 2020, and since then, we’ve been wondering what our favorite cast has been up to! We did all the research so you don’t have to. Here’s what we know!

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Bob Saget

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Bob Saget reprised his role as Tanner family patriarch in Fuller House. But before then, he was a beloved host of shows like America’s Funniest Home Videos and even provided the narrating voice of “future Ted Mosby” in How I Met Your Mother. In 2014, he released a Grammy-nominated comedy album called That’s What I’m Talkin’ About. More recently, Saget got engaged to his fiancé, Kelly Rizzo, and is a strong advocate for Scleroderma, a rare and incurable disease.

John Stamos and Lori Laughlin

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You’re lying if you didn’t grow up with a huge crush on Uncle Jesse, or a girl crush on Aunt Becky for tht matter! John Stamos and Lori Laughlin played the on-screen couple in both the OG Full House and it’s reboot. Since the finale of Full House, Stamos has had roles on critically acclaimed programs like General Hospital and ER. Adding to his impressive resume, he’s made appearances on both Glee, Netflix’s psychological thriller You. In 2018, him and his wife welcomed their son Billy into the world, and later that year, announced their charitable and beautiful jewelry line, St. Amos.

If you haven’t heard already, Lori Loughlin has been under scrutiny over the past several years concerning a scandal that erupted over her daughter’s fraudulent applications (and admittance) to the prestigious University of Southern California. Several months ago, Loughlin was released from her two-month prison sentence.

Dave Coulier

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Uncle Joey never failed to make us laugh on both Full and Fuller House. The comedian has had many impressive roles as a voice actor, including Ghost Busters, The Little Mermaid (TV series), and even starred on some Disney Channel Original Movies. When he’s not acting or doing stand up, he’s a huge fan of the Detroit Red Wings and often participates in their charity events. He remarried in 2014 to photographer, Melissa Bring.

Candace Cameron

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We love Candace Cameron just as much today (if not more) as we did back in the day. We mean seriously, she is so wholesome and not to mention looks amazing at 44 years old. We’re dying to know what her secret is! Cameron is still acting and appeared in Fuller House. She frequently stars in Hallmark movies, and even had a seat on ABC’s The View for a while. When she’s not on your television, she is a devout Christian wife and mom. Cameron loves spending time with her hockey player hubby, Valeri Bure, and her three kids.

Jodi Sweetin

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Jodi Sweetin is a true inspiration. After Full House concluded, she attended Chapman University in Orange, California, and continued to pursue dance and musical theatre. Sadly, she also started using drugs and alcohol and battled addiction. Thankfully the starlet got sober and has gone on to become a loving mother of two daughters, Zoie and Beatrix. Sweetin reprised her role of Stephanie Tanner in Fuller House, and she continues to advocate for causes such as Black Lives Matter.

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

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Though Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen did not return to Fuller House in 2016, the mega star twins have not lacked success since they ended their shared role of Michelle Tanner. The two went on to star in their very own movies and create highly successful fashion lines.

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Kendall Jenner Announces 818 Tequila

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It looks like the Kardashian/Jenner clan have a new business venture in the works! Earlier this week, supermodel 25 year old supermodel Kendall Jenner took to Instagram to announce the release of “818 Tequila.”

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In the post, Jenner said, “for almost 4 years i’ve been on a journey to create the best tasting tequila. after dozens of blind taste tests, trips to our distillery, entering into world tasting competitions anonymously and WINNING (🥳) ..3.5 years later i think we’ve done it! this is all we’ve been drinking for the last year and i can’t wait for everyone else to get their hands on this to enjoy it as much as we do! @drink818 coming soon”

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According to the post, this tequila has already received some impressive accolades. So far, it’s been named the Best Reposado Tequila at the World Tequila Awards, and has even been given the gold medal at the MicroLiquor Spirit Awards.

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Even Kendall’s big sis, Kim Kardashian commented on the young entrepreneur’s post saying, “So proud of you! I wasn’t a drinker until I tried 818. Tequila shots all day!” You know it’s good when Kim K says it is.

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Though the announcement was greeted by love and support by her family and fans, haters are going as far as to say that this tequila release is a form of cultural appropriation. Members of the Latinx community have expressed disappointment with the starlet. While Jenner’s tequila brand is based in Jalisco, Mexico critics have claimed that the name 818 is tasteless. 818 is the area code for Jenner’s native Calabasas, an elite town in California that is often claimed to be “whitewashed.”

These claims are controversial, as stars like George Clooney have launched tequila brands of their own. Clooney released his Casamigos tequila in 2013, before cancel culture was a thing, so maybe these accusations are simply a sign of the times.

Regardless of whether you do or do not support 818, some fans of America’s “royal family” have been speculating a tequila drop for quite some time. Kardashian Konspiracy theorists even took to social media to share their predictions.

Hannah Farrell is one of the TikTok conspirators who took to the app in January to share her theories. Wanna watch the video? We’ve linked it here. In the short video, Farrell decodes various easter eggs that Kendall and her family have laid throughout the development of 818.

For example, in early 2020 Kenny’s sister, makeup guru Kylie shared a video to her Instagram stories while taking shots of a mystery tequila with her BFF Stassie Karanikolau. In the video, Jenner cryptically tells her fans they’re drinking some “new sh*t,” but admits she can’t share because they can’t tell anybody what it is.

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Even Kendall herself has been leaving sneaky hints for her fans. In an Instagram post from January, she went as far as hiding a bottle of 818 in a bikini pic.

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Regardless of whether or not you’ll be sippin’ on 818 when it hits shelves, all this tequila talk has us craving a margarita. Cheers!

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5 Iconic Celebrity Best Friend Duos

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So the saying goes, “there are friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for life.” And, it’s completely true. Like we all do, celebrities all have that one bestie that they are inseparable from. From shopping at the lavish stores on Rodeo Drive, or grabbing cocktails at the most exclusive lounges, these duos always have each other’s backs. Here are some of our celebrity #BFFGoals!

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Kylie Jenner and Anastasia Karanikolaou

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Though it seems like these days, Kylie Jenner’s bestie is her 3-year-old daughter, Stormi, Anastasia Karanikolaou has been the makeup guru’s go-to-gal for over ten years now! Kylie shared in an Instagram post that the two met at a fan event, and have been the best of friends ever since. Anastasia, aka “Stassiebaby” has even earned the accolade of “most loyal friend” according to Kylie. The pair also has matching tattoos in honor of Stormi.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

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A viral TikTok once said, “I ain’t ever seen two pretty best friends…it’s always one of ’em gotta be ugly” But this duo just proves that is so wrong. Matt and Ben have been friends since childhood when their mothers introduced them. The pair grew up together in the outskirts of Boston, Massachusetts, and even attended high school together. In the late nineties, the young men co-wrote their breakout film, Good Will Hunting, and starred in the classic alongside the late Robin Williams. This film won Matt and Ben an Oscar for Best Screen Play in 1998. Both of their careers have taken off since, then but they have remained close friends!

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

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The friendship between Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez is proof that two queens can rule beside eachother! Though the two keep quiet about their tight knit bond, Selena and Tay have been friends for nearly fifteen years. Taylor and Selena met when each of them were dating Jonas brothers, Joe and Nick respectively. Since then, they’ve faithfully had each other’s backs. Selena has said that Taylor has consistently shown up for her during the hardest times of her life: throughout struggles with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, receiving a kidney transplant, and even struggling with mental health. Where do we sign up for a friendship like this?

Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King

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Name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait. Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King met in the 1970s when they were both aspiring young journalists working for Baltimore WJZ. Though the two worked in different quarters of the station, they both bonded over their roots and interests. The pair’s friendship was solidified when Oprah let Gayle stay the night at her place when she couldn’t make it home during a snow storm. Fast forward to modern-day, and the two are closer than ever. Gayle was a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and even tagged along with her bestie in a cross country road trip in 2006. The two continue to cheer each other on and celebrate their accomplishments. Now that is women supporting women.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio

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It’s crazy to think that Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio only have become close friends in the last few years. The young actors both had roles on ABC’s Growing Pains in the 80s and 90s, but starred on the show at different times. Throughout the 90s they were often photographed together at events, but it seemed as though their friendship didn’t go further beyond that. In 2015, the heartthrobs were both in a Martin Scorsese film, and in 2019, the two instantly became pals when they starred in Quentin Tarantino’s movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It is during filming where they bonded over growing up in Hollywood at the same time and sharing very similar experiences.

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