Joe Exotic Reportedly Sent a 257-Page Plea to the Trumps Asking to Be Released From Jail

Joe Exotic, the Tiger King Netflix star we were all obsessed with during the early days of the pandemic, is still out here making headlines, even though he’s currently in prison. 

According to TMZ, Joe Exotic has submitted a 257-page plea to President Donald Trump to pardon him and secure his release. The documents reportedly include a letter he wrote to Donald Trump Jr. in which he claims he was assaulted in prison. “I have been sexually assaulted by jail staff, beat up and tied in a chair to the point the skin came off my arms,” the letter says, per TMZ. “Please be my hero … my hands are damaged from the abuse in jail so I’m sorry for the soppy (sic) writing and spelling.” He also reportedly added, “#TrumpJr.2024.”

Joe, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22-year sentence after being convicted on animal abuse and murder-for-hire charges. TMZ reports that he fears he will die before his release because he claims he is immunocompromised. He also says he never tried to have his rival, future Dancing With the Stars contestant Carole Baskin, killed. His lawyers say the threats were “simply another aspect of his showmanship … Joe’s jokes, at most, in bad taste, were merely jokes.” 

“Allow me to make you proud, to make America proud, to make the world proud. Be my hero please,” Joe Exotic reportedly pleads to President Trump in the documents. The pardon application also includes statements from character witnesses, like Joe’s husband, Dillon Passage. “I see a sweet, big heart man, with good intentions, who took a few steps down a dark road, and he’s just waiting to be pulled out of it,” Passage wrote

According to TMZ, Joe Exotic’s lawyers are taking the documents to Washington, D.C. where one of his lawyers, Eric Love, will “present the pardon application to someone he knows in The White House.”

The Golden Girls Is Being Reimagined With an All-Black Cast

The Golden Girls is an ‘80s classic that still holds up, which is probably why you can always find reruns of it on cable and, of course, stream it on Hulu. 

Now, the iconic sitcom is being reimagined with an all-Black cast. The production will take place on Zoom September 8 at 9 p.m., and it’s starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Alfre Woodard, and Sanaa Lathan. 

This is the first episode in a series called The Zoom Where It Happens, a partnership between Mobilize and Zoom. “In an effort to further engage our community and drive change, all you need to do to enjoy this evening is sign up to receive messages about how you can make a change during this election!” the event listing reads. “This event is in partnership with Zoom, and the first episode is spotlighting and supporting Color of Change—the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.” You can sign up for the virtual watch party here—it’s totally free. 

Ellis Ross gave us a hint at who’s playing who, if the graphic on her Instagram is to be believed. First you see the original cast of Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan who then morph into the new crew. It looks like Ellis Ross will take on the role of Rose Nyland (White); King will be Dorothy Zbornak (Arthur); Lathan is Blanche Devereaux (McClanahan); and Woodard will play Sophia Petrillo (Getty).

Oh, and if you weren’t already excited enough, Lena Waithe is hosting the evening, and the great Gina Prince-Bythewood (of Love & Basketball and The Old Guard fame) is directing this episode of The Golden Girls. This is all very good news during a very tough year. 

So, ladies, thank you for being a friend. We can’t wait to tune in tonight!

For Beth Behrs, Self-Care is Playing the Banjo, Ocean Swims, and Dolly Parton

So anytime I’m having a dark moment, I tell myself that love never dies. Just feel love. It’s one of those things I’ll never, ever forget the rest of my life. I told Glennon Doyle how I’m constantly searching for meaning in 2020, and she said, ‘Beth, you need to stop thinking so big and just go get a glass of water.’ Honestly, I felt like she freed me from the chains of anxiety with that advice. When I start worrying about what the point of all of this is, I need to stop trying to find the spiritual answer and just go drink a glass of water!

Can you trace your anxiety back to a certain point in your life when you were younger?

I’ve always been an anxious kid. I was always scared. For as long as I can remember, at night I was always scared of break-ins or kidnappings. And for as long as I can remember, I was always, always, scared of not being good enough. It was the perfectionism voice. Especially when I got Two Broke Girls. I felt so much gratitude to the point that I felt this overwhelming anxiety.

At the beginning of Two Broke Girls, I got this skin virus all over my body from deep-rooted stress, which led me to find horses and mediation. Horses only respond to authenticity because they are prey animals, so when you’re authentic and true to who you are, that’s the key. Once I understood that, it empowered me to know I would be enough no matter what. If I missed a line in one take, it would be okay, we could do it again. Once I was able to deal with my need for perfectionism, it really helped my panic attacks.

What else helps alleviate your anxiety?

Cold-plunging in the ocean a few times a week! I’ll leave my house at 5:30 A.M., get there at 6, swim around a little bit—cold plunge—no wetsuit. I really found that cold showers do the same thing. At the end of a warm shower, I will turn the knob to cold for two minutes. There’s a book I read called “Blue Mind,” and it’s about the healing power of water because most of our body is water. At first I could only do 15, 20 seconds of cold water in the shower because it’s something you have to work your mind up to. Now I actually put on Talking Heads and dance for two minutes in the cold at the end of a warm shower.

You recently said that Sunday is your favorite day of the week, but a lot of people get anxiety because of the work week ahead. What’s your secret?

Rituals are really important. You can designate it to any day, but I think it’s best to do it on Sundays so you look forward to it. First, I start the day by allowing myself to have a sugary breakfast, whether it be pancakes, cinnamon buns, or a blueberry crumble. Make it a treat. I also get the hard copy of The New York Times. The rest of the week I read it online, but I love having it in my hands on a Sunday. I read every page while I play records and my husband and I snuggle. I’ll also make tea, and then do the Sunday crossword, which I still do on the app because I’m not that good yet. And then I usually spend the afternoon with my horse. I don’t put any pressure on myself. I also don’t read anything for work if I can help it. 

How do you end your day?

I love baths. That’s one of my favorite self-care things. I put in epsom salts. I’ll also go get herbs from my garden and put lavender, basil, etc. in the bath. I really feel like it grounds the bath and makes me feel super rejuvenated along with the salts.

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Speaking of gardening, I noticed on Instagram you have a beautiful garden journal. How does journaling about the garden help you relax?

Yes, I got it on Etsy! Etsy is my go-to for everything…banjo, garden, journals, horse stuff. It’s the best. Two days into the pandemic I got my first plant. I’ve really always been a brown-thumb, but I started gardening because it’s touching the earth and making me feel like the plants are okay so we’re gonna be okay, kind of a thing. And I really wanted to document the journey so I could learn more about what was working. I still kill all the vegetables, but my flowers have thrived. I think I’m a flower-garden gal, which really isn’t the cool way to be since I feel like everybody else is doing vegetables, but I gotta say, I’m really into the flowers! I have beautiful sunflowers that are growing right now that I’m obsessed with and they make me so happy!

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What else makes you smile right now?

I just got this Dolly Parton phone case that’s her as a saint. I met Dolly once, and it was the most hilarious encounter, which I tell on my podcast when I interview Brandi Carlile. Dolly is such a big part of the podcast, actually. She’s my hero, so there’s a Dolly question each episode. I need her to come on Harmonics, I just love her so much.

What’s your favorite Dolly Parton quote or saying?

“Tumble out of bed and stumble the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition.” That’s pretty good. “I see the light of the clear blue morning” is obviously the one that gets me through the hard times. “The sun’ll always come up…there’s always gonna be another morning…the higher the hair the closer to God.” She’s just the best.

This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity.

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

23 Best Fall Nail Colors to Wear in 2020

Although it’s currently a sweaty 80 degrees in New York City, the first day of autumn is around the corner, and with it comes fall nail colors. In addition to putting our sweaters and tall boots back in rotation, the impending chilly weather just shot up the desire to trade in our summer neons for something darker and deeper tenfold. And while Lincoln Park After Dark will always be there for us, there are a slew of other new fall nail colors coming out right now that are great for the cooling weather. 

Think of some of the classics, like a perfect deep wine and neutral camel, but there are also a few surprises in store. Why not try crisp white? It might seem like more of a summer shade, but it makes an excellent backdrop for some fall nail art. Earthy greens, poppy pinks, and a few surprise pastels are also going strong this season, daring you to try something new before tucking your nails into mittens all winter.

We rounded up the fall nail colors Glamour editors will be wearing from now past Thanksgiving. Shop our favorite nail polishes, below.

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The Netflix Rebecca Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix’s Rebecca adaptation is coming, and I couldn’t be more excited.

In all honesty, I read more CliffsNotes in high school than I did books. But there was one novel in particular—Rebecca, the 1938 gothic romantic thriller from Daphne du Maurier—that I devoured from cover to cover, and it remains my favorite to this day. The story about a young newlywed who lives in the shadow of her husband’s first wife, Rebecca, on a sprawling family estate on the English coast was nothing short of mesmerizing. 

In 1940 the book was adapted for the big screen starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Now, some 80 years later, Netflix’s Rebecca adaptation will star Lily James and Armie Hammer in the lead roles, with Working Title Films (The Theory of Everything; Bridget Joness Diary; Love, Actually) producing. In other words, the October 21 premiere date can’t come soon enough. 

So what else do we know? Read on for photos, casting info, and more about Netflix’s Rebecca.

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When does the movie come out?

Netflix will release the film on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Whos starring in it? 

Lily James (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Cinderella) stars as newlywed Mrs. de Winter, while Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name, On the Basis of Sex) plays her husband, Maxim de Winter. Kristin Scott Thomas (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The English Patient) plays Mrs. Danvers, the sinister housekeeper at the sprawling Manderley estate where the de Winters live. The film also stars Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth, and Bill Paterson. 

Rebecca is directed by Ben Wheatley (Free Fire with Bree Larson, Kill List, A Field in England) and written by Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse. The film is based on the 1938 novel by English playwright Daphne du Maurier. 

(L to R) Director Ben Wheatley, two members of the crew, and Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter and Lily James as Mrs. de Winter on the set of Rebecca

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Remind me, whats the story about?

Per Netflix, “After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter, a newly married young woman arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.” 

Lily James as Mrs. de Winter and Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers in RebeccaKerry Brown / Netflix
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We’ll update this post when more information becomes available.

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

27 Best Labor Day Sales 2020: Every Deal You Can Still Get

Labor Day Weekend may have just wrapped up, but some seriously good deals are still up for grabs. We combed through all the remaining Labor Day Sales of 2020 on the internet, and there’s a lot choose from—whether you’re in the market for fashion, beauty, mattress, or tech deals. 

It’s already been a summer of sales (looking at you, Nordstrom), and the beginning of the new season is no different. There’s no predicting what fall will look like this year, but cold weather staples (jackets, boots, and knits) will be required—and online retailers have already started slashing prices on transitional styles. Tiny indulgences in the form of cult beauty products are also in the mix, as are a bevy of tech and mattress deals. And with more road trips and hikes materializing in the near future, don’t miss out on the chance to pick up some camping gear or cute athleisure currently on discount. Ahead, the best Labor Day sales of 2020 to shop while you still can.

Best Labor Day Fashion Deals 2020

Nordstrom: The fashion mecca may have just closed out its Anniversary Sale, but Nordstrom’s deal section just got replenished with some very chic fall fashion finds. 

Frame High-Waist Crop Wide-Leg Jeans

$260$104

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Nike Zoom Gravity Running Shoes

$90$24

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Everlane: Layering season is upon us, and Everlane has plenty of lightweight turtlenecks and soft cashmere sweaters that are primed for autumn’s fickle temps.

Everlane The Cotton Turtleneck Tee

$28$17

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Everlane The Cashmere Wrap Sweater

$125$63

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Alo Yoga: Alo Yoga’s Labor Day promo may have ended, but plenty of celebrity-approved leggings, sports bras, and tops are still available for up to 40% off in its sale section. 

Verishop: Known for its free two-day shipping and returns, Verishop’s ongoing Warehouse Sale has up to 80% off popular fashion labels like Misa Los Angeles, Richer Poorer, and Billie the Label.

Madewell: With all its breezy dresses and quality denim to shop, a Madewell sale rarely disappoints. But the brand’s Labor Day event is especially sweet—starting on September 3, Madewell will be offering up to 50% off summer styles and recent fall arrivals. The promotion will run through September 14 with the code HIFALL.

Madewell Claremont Drawstring Jacket

$138$75

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Madewell Daisy Embroidered Shirred Puff-Sleeve Top

$88$36

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DL1961: You can totally justify a new pair of jeans now that the weather’s turning—and DL1961 has a solid variety to choose from. Shop its sustainably made denim at 30% off from September 3 through September 8 with the code LABORDAY30 at check out.

Shopbop: From ’90s denim to lightweight jackets, Shopbop’s ongoing sale has all kinds of fashion-forward styles you need to perk up your closet this fall—up to an epic 70% off.

BB Dakota I Spy Trench

$150$75

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Agolde Reworked ’90s Paperbag Jeans

$238$143

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Hanky Panky: Refresh your lingerie drawer with Hanky Panky’s Labor Day sale. Shop its signature lace thongs, soft-cup bralettes, and multipacks up to 70% off through September 8. 

Bandier: Refresh your current rotation of loungewear and activewear with matching sets from Ragdoll LA, All Access, Re/Done, and more up to 80% off. No code is needed to activate the sale.

Ragdoll LA Oversized Sweater

$135$55

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All Access Reverb Leggings

$118$40

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Zappos: Enjoy a bevy of markdowns on running shoes and sandals, including select styles from Hoka One One, APL, and Teva up to 30% off. 

Hoka One One Clifton 6

$130$120

Zappos

APL Techloom Pro

$140$98

Zappos

Levi’s: Levi’s jeans are forever—and through September 9, you can save up to 40% off sitewide. (That includes the Glamour editor fave, Ribcage jeans.) Plus, get an extra 30% sale styles with the code EXTRA30 at checkout.

Best Labor Day Beauty Deals 2020

Ulta: Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale coincides with Labor Day Weekend, meaning from August 30 to September 19, you have nearly three full weeks to get half off best-selling drugstore and luxury products. New deals drop daily, so check out what’s good here.

Tarte Shape Tape Glow Wand

$25$13

Ulta

Mac Lip Pencil

Mario Badescu Grab and Go Travel Set

Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner

$22$11

Ulta

Sephora: The beauty giant is offering up to 50% on all your favorite makeup, skin, and hair care brands—from Dr. Jart+ to Sunday Riley to Marc Jacobs Beauty. 

T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand Set

$355$250

Sephora

Shu Uemura Wonder Worker Air Dry/Blow Dry Perfector

$33$20

Sephora

Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask

$12$9

Sephora

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

$56$28

Sephora

Olay: Clear some space on your top shelf, because now’s the time to stock up on Olay’s best-selling serums, moisturizers, and more. The heritage brand is offering 50% off clearance items with code OLAY50 from September 4 through September 9.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Paid Back the Taxpayer Money Used to Renovate Frogmore Cottage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just took another major step in separating their lives—and their finances—from the royal family. 

According to a spokesperson for the Sussexes, they have paid back the taxpayer money that was used to renovate Frogmore Cottage, their home in Windsor. “A contribution has been made to the Sovereign Grant by the Duke of Sussex,” the statement said. “This contribution as originally offered by Prince Harry has fully covered the necessary renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage, a property of Her Majesty The Queen, and will remain the U.K. residence of the Duke and his family.”

The cost for the renovations is estimated to have been around $3 million, and Prince Harry and Markle expressed their desire to repay the money not long after announcing they would step down as working royals. “It is an important step that they have wanted to take,” a source told People. “It is something they have proactively wanted to do since the word go. They have taken the initiative to do so.”

Just last week, it was announced that Prince Harry and Markle signed a major production deal with Netflix, not unlike the one the streaming platform has with Barack and Michelle Obama. The couple plans to focus on producing documentary projects, feature films, televisions series, children’s shows, and “on creating content that informs but also gives hope.”

It would seem the Sussexes are settling in nicely to their non-royal life. They have a new home in the Santa Barbara/Montecito area of California, new jobs, continued charity work, and, of course, raising little Archie. Now, they can no longer be criticized for using taxpayer money to renovate a home they don’t live in primarily. Though if the recent past is any indication, their critics will soon find something else to complain about. 

Fall Denim Outfits to Copy All Season

We can go on and on about the virtues of fall denim. It’s timeless. It’s dependable. It’s universally appealing, with everyone from your mom to Meghan Markle wearing it. You know this, we know this, the world knows this. What we’re always on the lookout for is new ways to wear it, beyond pairing jeans with a tee.

Fall is a particularly great season to experiment with denim, since you can really play around with layers. Case in point: the six street-style looks ahead, which will provide you with enough denim outfit inspiration to last you through the winter. Read on.

Jeans are the perfect foundation, since they go with all different colors, textures, and fabrics. It helps tone down louder pieces, like a multicolored teddy coat and a snakeskin-print bag.

What’s more classic than denim and a trench coat? Make the pairing fresh with a hoodie underneath and white sneakers.

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Jeremy Moeller

Cropped black denim with a flannel jacket? Hello fall!

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Jeremy Moeller

Take a cue from style queen Hailey Bieber and pair blue jeans with slouchy boots and an oversized leather jacket. 

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Adrian Edwards

Swap a black blazer for something bold this fall, and pair with your favorite jeans. 

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Christian Vierig

For fall, simply toss an oversized jacket or cardigan over this ensemble of vintage-looking denim and bandeau. 

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These three understand the style power of jeans and a crisp white shirt. 

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Streetstyleshooters

Add all the belts this fall. 

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Fall denim looks stellar with leather.

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Christian Vierig

Tuck your favorite sweater into a pair of high-waisted jeans this fall. 

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Streetstyleshooters

Summer’s off-the-shoulder tops look great for fall with classic blue jeans.

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Acid-washed jeans feel modern with a billowy blouse and kitten heels. 

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Jeremy Moeller

Another example of how you can never go wrong with basics. 

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Christian Vierig

Wide-legged white jeans aren’t just for summer. 

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Christian Vierig

Super flared denim and a great pair of boots = fall’s coolest combo

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Jeremy Moeller

Dark jeans, a denim shirt, and a bold coat makes for an eye-catching autumn outfit. 

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Claudio Lavenia

A romantic white blouse works for any occasion with blue jeans. 

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A denim coverall jumpsuit with a camel coat? We don’t know a better duo.

Jeremy Moeller

Team Sexy Cardi? Then you know a pair of high-waist skinny jeans are the perfect companion for the season’s most sought-after knit.

Christian Vierig

Think beyond the Canadian tuxedo and throw on a longline jean jacket over your chambray shirt and cuffed denim trousers.

Christian Vierig

Expand the scope of your fall denim collection beyond jeans and jackets to include a maxi skirt. With a Western-inspired belt and tall leather boots? Done and done.

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21 Bob Braid Hairstyles You’ll Obsess Over for 2020

Nineties style seems to be ever-enduring. From slip dresses and oversized blazers, to pixie cuts and brown lipstick, it’s almost as if we never left the decade. Bob braids are no exception. Don’t get me wrong, I love flowing braids down to my butt. But there’s something so chic about a bobbed box braids look that makes me want to call up my stylist ASAP. And with Moesha back on Netflix, I’ve never had so much box braid style inspiration.

Shorter braids don’t mean they’re short on creativity or drama. Bob braids can be styled in so many ways and take quicker to install than standard long box braids. Give these cute protective styles one look, and you’ll wonder why you didn’t try them sooner.

Selena Gomez Doesn’t Want a Boyfriend: ‘Every One of My Exes Thinks I’m Crazy’

Finding a boyfriend is not on Selena Gomez’s priority list right now. 

On September 6, makeup guru Nikkie de Jage, a.k.a. NikkieTutorial, posted a new video featuring the “Lose You to Love Me” singer. While trying out Gomez’s new Rare Beauty makeup line, the duo discussed some of the pop star’s favorite makeup looks through the years—her “I Can’t Get Enough” music video glam is one of them—and why she’s in no hurry to get into a new relationship after being single for almost five years.

Around 19 minutes into the video, while discussing her makeup artist Hung Vanngo, the 28-year-old jokes about marriage. “He will be doing my makeup for my wedding, which is never gonna happen,” she quipped.

“It’s hard in quarantine,” she continued, before adding that her words are “not an invitation” for interested parties. “It’s just funny that I release things that say I want a boyfriend and stuff…and I’m like, ‘I didn’t really mean it, though. Guys are a lot of work.”

“Every one of my exes thinks I’m crazy,” she added. “So, I don’t care.”

You can check out the full video below:

Selena Gomez has been linked to a few high-profile celebrities throughout the years. Other than her on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, she also dated The Weeknd and Nick Jonas—not to mention rumored romances with Orlando Bloom and Niall Horan. Bieber even came under fire this week for mentioning Gomez in a music video for DJ Khaled and Drake’s song, “Popstar.”

Meanwhile, although Gomez claims she’s single and not looking for love, the makeup mogul became visibly flustered after receiving a surprise phone call from a “cute boy” during a recent episode of the HBO Max series Selena + Chef.

“Hey, I have to call you back. I’m cooking,” she told the mystery man before apologizing to chef Roy Choi. “Sorry, cute boy,” Gomez explained with a laugh. Iiiiiinteresting.