Taking time to have a personal life: Selena Gomez

Los Angeles: Singer Selena Gomez, who is currently rumoured to be in a relationship with singer The Weeknd, says she is now taking time to have a personal life.

The 24-year-old paid a surprise visit to high school students here in honour of the Step Up Foundation and fashion brand Coach.

Gomez joined Coach CEO Victor Luis and Step Up CEO Jenni Luke in leading a Step Up curriculum lesson to promote confidence and help students realise their potential and capabilities on Thursday, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The singer told students of Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield High School and Alliance Leichtman-Levine Environmental Science High School that she wanted the atmosphere to be comfortable, casual and for everyone to feel free to get to know her.

"Right now, I'm actually enjoying finding moments for myself," Gomez said. 

"I like having a little mystery to where I'm at. I think that makes me feel very empowered, very in control of where I'm at. I'm taking time to have a personal life. I'm doing things that I love that I'm passionate about that I care about…it just makes me happy," she added.

Gomez was earlier in an on-and-off relationship with singer Justin Bieber.