The 33-year-old singer speaks to the magazine about her relationship with Orlando Bloom, her meeting with Pope Francis, a personal growth program she did and a whole lot more.
Read excerpts below:
On meeting the Pope with boyfriend Orlando Bloom: I don’t want it to be a headline of the story, because it takes away from the purpose. Also, it’s extremely misogynistic. Of course, I love my relationship, but that is one part of me, and I don’t want any part of what I do to be diminished
On why she did a week-long personal growth program: For years, my friends would go and come back completely rejuvenated, and I wanted to go, too. I was ready to let go of anything that was holding me back from being my ultimate self. I have had bouts of situational depression and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn’t react in the way I had expected to … which broke my heart.”
On the Pope: I’m such a big fan of Pope Francis. It’s a combination of compassion, humility, sternness, and refusal. He is a rebel – a rebel for Jesus… He is bringing the Church back to humility and connecting with people. He’s very humble and not frivolous.