Star has exclusively learned that the 21-year-old secretly checked into rehab in early January. Numerous sources, including the singer’s rep, confirm she was admitted to Dawn at the Meadows recovery facility in Wickenberg, Ariz. on Jan. 5.
“Poor Selena tried to put on a brave face, but it became clear she was struggling,” an insider reveals. “In the end, she decided to go for treatment.”
Selena’s rep insists she checked in for exhaustion only, but Star has learned that before her rehab stay, she’d been smoking marijuana and using prescription drugs. A friend of the “Come and Get It” singer says this behavior began when she started seeing Justin, who she frequently talked about during her time in treatment.
“She finally gave into pressure and started smoking weed with Justin,” the source says. “His house was the first place she tried it.”
According to her rep, Selena completed two weeks of a recommended 45-day program, but remains in treatment on an outpatient basis.
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