Selena Gomez Pays Tribute to Francia Raísa

Nearly six years after she acquired a life-saving kidney donation from “How I Met Your Father” actor Francia Raísa, Selena Gomez paid tribute to her good friend within the March 10 episode of Apple TV+’s “Expensive . . .” sequence. The “Calm Down” singer not solely thanked Raísa for her choice to be a donor, but additionally known as the actor her “greatest good friend.”

“My greatest good friend. Her title is Francia. She mentioned, ‘No, I’m completely getting examined,'” Gomez mentioned within the episode. “And inside three days, she went to get examined, and she or he was a match. And it was a type of moments the place I felt watched over. I do know I used to be so so so fortunate.”

An emotional Gomez continued, “I’ll by no means ever, ever be extra in debt to an individual than Francia. The thought of somebody not even second-guessing to be a donor was unbelievably overwhelming. I do know I used to be so, so, so fortunate. I perceive that that does not occur for lots of people, and I do know the end result of a few of these conditions and the way critical they’re, so I don’t take it frivolously that it is occurred to me that method.”

In 2017, the “Solely Murders within the Constructing” actor was coping with life-threatening issues from lupus when Raísa volunteered to get examined to see if she chilly assist her good friend. She was a match, and her choice to donate one in all her kidneys to Gomez saved her good friend’s life. After the operation, they obtained matching tattoos of the date on their arms, which Gomez exhibits the digital camera in the course of the episode.

In 2021, Raísa opened up about her choice to be a donor on World Kidney Day. “When you’ve been following me for some time, that I’ve stored my kidney donation course of fairly non-public,” she tweeted on the time, per People. “Nonetheless, I feel I’ve gotten to some extent in my life the place I really feel comfy and assured in talking about my expertise and utilizing my platform to boost consciousness for the assorted kidney ailments that have an effect on our inhabitants.”

Since then, there have been rumors of a feud between Gomez and Raísa. In a 2022 interview with Rolling Stone, Gomez known as Taylor Swift her “solely good friend” within the business. Raísa reportedly commented “attention-grabbing” on an E! Information Instagram post in regards to the quote, however the remark has since been deleted. In the meantime, the “Wolves” singer commented on a TikTok dissecting the rumored feud. “Sorry I did not point out each individual I do know,” she wrote.

Despite the fact that it is unclear when Gomez’s episode of “Expensive . . .” was filmed, it appears clear that she’s going to all the time be grateful to Raísa for selecting to be her kidney donor.

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