AceShowbiz - Selena Gomez was so thankful for all the birthday messages that she received on her birthday that she ended up breaking down in tears. On Wednesday, July 24, the former Disney darling took to Instagram to thank her fans for their birthday wishes to her.
The post was accompanied with a picture of Selena wearing a flowy white dress while standing barefoot on a balcony overlooking the idyllic skyline. "Well I'm 27 now," she wrote alongside the photo. "I wanted to thank each and every one of you for your words on my bday. Not just the quick notes. The thought that goes behind every word you write usually ends up with my crying grateful tears like I did last night."
Concluding her post, Selena said, "Praying for all of you!! I LOVE YOU."
Selena turned 27 on Monday, July 22. Celebrating her milestone, the "Back to You" singer flew to Rome, Italy with several of her pals. The group was spotted enjoying lunch at seafood restaurant Pierlugi. A source said of her birthday lunch, "Selena arrived for lunch with a group of friends. The table shared several dishes such as raw fish, tagliatelle with lobster, pasta with vodka sauce and various salads."
"They were chatting and laughing the entire time," the eyewitness went on sharing. They apparently kept the celebration low-key, as there were "no candles, cards or cake, but they did have desert of ice cream and tiramisu," according to the source. Selena also reportedly spared some time to pose for photos with fans who recognized her during the outing.
Prior to her birthday trip, Selena served as the maid of honor at her cousin Priscilla DeLeon's wedding, where she offered up a heartwarming tribute to the bride. "You taught me to be strong... I pray for you. You're beautiful... I love you," she said during the ceremony.