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Selena Gomez was given the Ultimate Choice Award at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards, and used the opportunity to thank fans for supporting her during a period of constant rumors about her personal life.

While she didn’t specifically refer to her on-and-off status with Justin Bieber, it was clear that Gomez was grateful that fans have had her back no matter what the tabloid headlines say.

Gomez told the crowd, “I have to be honest, especially this month, I cannot thank you guys [enough], because you remind me, amidst all the stuff that we deal with personally, you remind me of what’s important.”

“And that’s giving, and loving, and caring about each other,” she explained. “You guys make me better.”

The singer-actress also thanked her mom for being “the greatest human being in the world.”

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