Selena Gomez Reveals Why She Didn’t Stay in Touch with Wizards of Waverly Place Cast: ‘I Felt Ashamed’ Selena Gomez says she “felt ashamed” as for the reason she didn’t stay in touch with the cast of Wizards of Waverly Place. “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,” Selena Gomez shared with her former Wizards of Waverly Place co-stars. Gomez made the admission during an episode of PodCo’s Wizards of Waverly Pod. The Only Murders in the Building star revealed to her former co-stars Jennifer Stone (Harper Finkle) and David DeLuise (Jerry Russo) DeLuise and Stone thanked Gomez for her honesty, and Selena told them that she “loved them in a way that I’ve never loved anybody else.” Are you a bad friend? What do you wish you could change about yourself and your friendships?