Who knew Michael B. Jordan and Selena Gomez were total besties?

The actor recently opened up about his relationship with the "Good For You" singer and her brave battle with Lupus. A few weeks ago Sel made the heartbreaking announcement that she would be canceling her plans for the rest of the year in order to focus on getting healthy and conquering this disease. Rumors have swirled this week that she has checked into rehab – however that has not been confirmed.

What is definitely true though is how Michael feels about this illness and what Selena is doing to get herself in the best possible state both physically and mentally.

He chatted with Entertainment Tonight at Lupus LA’s Eighth Annual Get Lucky for Lupus celebrity poker tournament. He said, "Everybody comes to terms with it in their own time and she’s finally taking the time to deal with it and address it.

She’s a really good friend and we’ve talked and had conversations. She’s a really, really strong woman, so I can’t imagine her not conquering it just like she has everything else."

Michael has such a close connection not only with Selena but with the disease because his mother suffers from it as well.

He continued, "When I was younger I didn’t understand it as much. As you get older, you really understand what’s what and the reality of the situation. Just coming to terms with the fact that she’s not healthy and there’s no cure for it is really hard. So you have to be extremely optimistic about finding a cure."

Aw! Of course, Selenators as well as media are thinking of the singer during this very difficult time. It's comforting to hear, coming from one of her friends, that she is putting on a brave face and doing everything she can to get back on her feet. And really, we wouldn't expect anything less!

You go girl!

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