Friday 22 June 2018

Selena Gomez's best friend Francia Raisa displays surgery scars on the red carpet after donating her kidney

Francia Raisa attends People's
Francia Raisa attends People's "Ones To Watch" at NeueHouse Hollywood on October 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Selena Gomez (L) and Justin Bieber arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives for the premiere Of Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' at Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles, California
Selena Gomez attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd. Picture: Instagram
Selena Gomez posted this picture of her with best friend Francia Raisa, who gave her a kidney
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Selena Gomez's best friend Francia Raisa is proudly showing off her scars.

The 29-year-old actress has been best friends with the former Disney star (25) for 10 years and famously donated a kidney to her pal over the summer after Gomez's condition deteriorated due to her battle with autoimmune disease Lupus.

Selena Gomez posted this picture of her with best friend Francia Raisa, who gave her a kidney
Selena Gomez posted this picture of her with best friend Francia Raisa, who gave her a kidney

Raisa was one of the guests of honour at Wednesday night' Ones to Watch party throwing by People magazine, alongside a host of rising stars in Hollywood. The Secret Life of the American Teenager star wore a sheer embellished bodysuit. where her surgery scar was visible, under her creme trouser suit.

She hasn't been shy about showing off her scars - last month, she posted a picture on Instagram of her "happy to be back" working out in the gym in a crop top. Gomez, meanwhile, is also back to work as she's currently filming Woody Allen's untitlted project in New York City.

The Perfect singer revealed in September that she had quietly had a kidney transplant and said she would be forever grateful to her best friend and donor.

"There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa," she captioned a picture of them holding hands before the operation. "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis."

Selena Gomez attends the
Selena Gomez attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)

Gomez has been vocal about her mental health experiences and called the European leg of her world tour last year to return to rehab in order to help her better cope with crippling panic attacks and anxiety, which she says are aggravated by her Lupus.

She previously hit out at critics for suggesting her 2013 rehab stint was treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, although her PR specified she was being treated for "emotional issues."

"I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy," she told Billboard magazine. "That's what my break was really about. I could've had a stroke." I wanted so badly to say, 'You guys have no idea. I'm in chemotherapy. You're a**holes.' I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again."

"I'm so f***ing nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me. I've been working since I was 7. I've been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17," she says. "It's so disappointing that I've become a tabloid story. That hate motivated me."

The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebration of 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM and SWAROVSKI on September 8, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

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