Selena Gomez still loves her Wizards of Waverly Place co-stars like a love song.
But as the actress recently explained to her former co-stars Jennifer Stone (who played her bestie Harper) and David DeLuise (who appeared as her on-screen dad, Jerry), she had one heartbreaking reason why she didn’t stay in touch with them over the years, noting that it’s become her biggest regret.
“I felt ashamed of the decisions that I made,” she told Jennifer and David during the Feb. 27 episode of the Wizards of Waverly Pod podcast. “I didn’t want you guys to see me in the state that I was in, because A, you would have told me the truth, which terrifies me, and B, I didn’t want to let you down.”
And Selena’s response proved to be emotional for David. “That’s really sweet, and thank you for saying that,” he said. “Obviously I miss you.”
As for Jennifer, she appreciates Selena opening up about that point in time, noting that she’s often thought about the shift in communication.