London: Actress Selena Gomez says she relates to her younger fans more than people her own age.
Gomez, who is dating singer Justin Bieber, says she shares the same insecurities as her young followers.
"I get on better with kids than people my own age. I`m growing up, but they`re growing up with me. We all go through the same things, feeling awkward in your body and stuff," contactmusic.com quoted the 19-year-old as saying.
Gomez, who recently faced nasty online comments from fans jealous of her romance with singer, admits that she understands what it is like being a young teenager with a celebrity crush.
"I just focus on everything that`s going on with my fans (instead). I thought I was going to marry Jesse McCartney when I was younger - he was my screensaver. And I`ve been obsessed with Shia LaBeouf since I was 15," she said.