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Actress Francia Raisa finds love with cinematographer

Selena Gomez's best friend Francia Raisa has found love with a TV cinematographer.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager actress went public with her new romance on Instagram on Tuesday (26Dec17), when she shared a photo of herself with Chris Adkins, who works on hit sitcom Black-ish.

In the picture, Raisa, who stars in the upcoming spin-off series, Grown-ish, is featured leaning her head back and smiling, while her man wraps his arms around her.

"Happy Holidays," she captioned the image, which had a Christmas tree in the background.

It appears the couple spent the festive holiday in Indianapolis, Indiana, as she uploaded another video of the pair kissing in the snow.

The romance news emerges months after Francia underwent surgery to donate a kidney to Selena, whose own organs were failing as she struggled with autoimmune disease lupus.

Selena has since credited Francia with saving her life.

Speaking at the Lupus Research Alliance Annual Gala in New York last month (Nov17), Gomez admitted things were a lot worse than she had led her fans to believe.

"I was diagnosed with lupus about five or six years ago," she explained. "I've been speaking out about my situation to raise awareness about the disease. After undergoing so many tests to monitor my kidneys my doctors told me I have lupus nephritis, one of those complications from lupus. They said I would be needing a kidney transplant."

She added, "Maybe I wasn't necessarily really good at knowing what that meant so it actually got to a point where it was life-or-death. Thankfully, one of my best friends gave me her kidney and it was the ultimate gift of life. And I am doing quite well now."