Selena Gomez was bullied during her time at the Disney Channel.
The 'Heart Wants What It Wants' hitmaker started her career at the television network and has branded it "the biggest high school in the world".
She said: "I think he understood that I knew what it meant to be bullied. I went to the biggest high school in the world, which is the Disney Channel. And my mom had a lot of history dealing with [bullying]. I heard her stories growing up. She's very open about it."
Whilst her mother Mandy added: "When I was growing up, I was always bullied because I was the outsider, the weird girl with the purple hair and combat boots. Then I was a teen mom. You get really judged. I had counselors telling me how I'd ruined my life, [Selena's] life and how I ruined the father's life, even though he participated."
The Weeknd rented out a whole cinema for a date with Selena Gomez.
The 'Can't Feel My Face' singer was joined in his hometown of Toronto, Canada with the 'Heart Wants What It Wants' singer and the pair kept themselves to themselves by hiring out an entire movie theatre to watch 'Get Out'.
An assistant reportedly went to the theatre earlier in the day to book the experience, which would have cost them about $1,500 plus tax.
When it came to the evening, Selena and The Weeknd arrived before the 9.45pm start and were ushered into the building in a service elevator.
An eyewitness told Canada's etalk: "She was super cute with him ... arms around his neck."
The pair also ordered a series of tasty treats including two popcorns, two chocolate bars, packs of Sour Patch Kids, three Diet Cokes and two gin and tonics.
Earlier in the day, the pair went out for lunch at the Thompson Diner inside the Thompson Toronto Hotel.
The 27-year-old singer - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - dined on chicken and waffles whilst Selena opted for egg whites, ham, potatoes and toast.
And the pair isn't afraid of splashing the cash on each other as Selena recently shelled out $30,000 on a birthday party for her boyfriend.
The party was held at Dave & Buster's in Hollywood in February and was attended by the singer's pals including French Montana, Big Sean and 2 Chainz.
The group partied there until the early hours of the morning but Selena herself was unable to make the event as she was in New York for Fashion Week.
Selena Gomez stole the show at the American Music Awards on Sunday night (November 20) by delivering a passionate speech to her fans as she accepted the Female Pop/Rock Artist trophy.
The pop star was not expected to attend the ceremony in Los Angeles and so her arrival on the red carpet was a shock to many, marking her first public appearance since she abandoned her world tour this summer and reportedly checked into rehab to focus on her struggle with autoimmune disorder lupus.
A total of 24 artists feature on the track entitled Hands, which is being released by Interscope Records following the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, last month (June). Proceeds from the single will be donated to families of the victims of the attack, to help with medical care, counselling and also to educate others on gun control.