Selena Gomez is a 28-year-old American actress, singer, and songwriter who was born on July 22nd, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She joined the entertainment world at the tender age of seven and has since become a household name as an entertainer and a big-time philanthropist.
Quick Facts about Selena Gomez
Full Name: Selena Marie Gomez
Birthday: July 22, 1992
Place of Birth: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 5’4″ (165 cm)
Popular as: Singer
Who is Selena Gomez?
Selena Marie Gomez is a world-renowned American singer-songwriter who is named after a popular American singer, Selena Quintanilla- Perez. Gomez was born to Amanda Cornett and Ricardo Joel Gomez. She belongs to a Hispanic heritage- her father is of Mexican descent while her mother is of Italian descent. She was very close to her grandparents while growing up.
In 2014, it was reported that Selena Gomez was suffering from an autoimmune disease called Lupus, which attacks your tissues and causes depression, anxiety, facial swelling, fatigue, and panic attacks. In 2017, her condition got worse, and her kidney had to be transplanted. Her friend, Francia Raisa, donated a kidney in order to help her recover from Lupus.
Though her problems didn’t end here. In 2020, she was diagnosed with bipolar disease. But even after battling so many hardships, Gomez is of a view that “just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you have to stay broken.”
Selena Gomez is a big-time philanthropist. In 2009, she became the youngest UNICEF ambassador at the age of 17. She traveled to Ghana for a week to see the living conditions of people living there. She came back with an agenda to raise awareness towards those underprivileged people.
Today, she is the face of many charity fundraiser campaigns like Do.Something.org, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, and many more.
Early Life & Childhood
Selena Gomez was born and raised in Texas, and she considers herself a proud third-generation American. Her parents Amanda Cornett and Ricardo Gomez were together since high school, and they had Selena when they were merely 16. But their high school romance didn’t last long, and they split up when Selena was 5.
After their split, Selena mostly lived with her mother. She also revealed that she had anger issues while growing up as she blamed her mom for divorcing her dad.
After their separation, both her parents remarried. Her mother got married to Brian Teefay and has a daughter together named, Grace Elliot while her father married Sara Diane Tovar and welcomed a daughter together named Victoria Gomez.
Selena Gomez went to Danny Jones Middle School, Mansfield, till the eighth standard. But after that, her family’s financial situation worsened, and she had to be homeschooled. She often talks about her family’s financial situation and growing up in a shady neighborhood.
“We couldn’t leave at times. It was scary. I think there’s a lot of stuff my mom doesn’t tell me out of the kindness of her heart because she’s been through so much in her life,” she said.
Selena Gomez is just 28, but her career already spans over 20 years. She made her acting debut at the age of seven with the TV series ‘Barney and Friends’. She earned recognition after her role in the award-winning Disney series ‘Wizard of Waverly Place‘ became a hit.
Selena Gomez has always believed in experimenting and breaking free from her comfort zone. Because of which she challenges herself time and again and tries different genres of entertainment like acting, producing, singing, songwriting, and modeling.
In 2009, she tried her hands at singing and released her first-ever album ‘Kiss and Tell’ which again earned her massive popularity as a singer. Since then she has been unstoppable and has released many albums and singles including ‘Revival’ featuring the single ‘Good for You’, ‘Rare’, ‘Bad Liar’, ‘It Ain’t Me’, ‘Fetish’, ‘Back to You’, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’, ‘Ice-Cream.’
In the year 2016, she sold over 22 million singles and became a part of Forbes 30 under 30 musicians.
Selena Gomez’s Movies and Shows
The Texas native has starred in shows like ‘Wizards in Waverly Place’, ‘Walker Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire’, ‘Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over’, Ramona and Beezus Monte Carlo, Another Cinderella Story, The Dead Don’t Lie, Spring Breakers and The Fundamentals of Caring.
Awards & Achievements
Selena Gomez has won 112 awards and 333 nominations in her two-decade-long career. She won an ALMA Award for her role in ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’ The singer-songwriter has eighteen ‘Teen Choice Awards’ and five ‘Guinness World Records’ in her kitty.
Selena won the ‘Woman of the Year’ award by Glamour and also received the ‘Young Visionary award’ in 2013.
Selena Gomez’s Personal Life
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
Jelena (a ship name for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez) goes way back. They both were publicly seen together for the first time in 2010, and that’s when their world-famous on again and off again relationship started.
In the beginning, the duo denied all the rumors regarding their relationship. But after dating each other for a couple of months, they made things official by walking the Vanity Fair’s red carpet together in February 2011.
In 2012, the duo took a break due to trust issues and decided to focus on their respective careers. After a year of separation, they got back together but again for a very brief period. During the period of their break up, Justin dedicated about five of his songs- ‘Mark My Words’, ‘Sorry Bad day’, ‘Nothing Like Us’, and ‘Where are you now’ to Selena Gomez.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s on again and off again relationship lasted for about seven years and they finally called it quits in 2018.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd
Selena Gomez and Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye a.k.a The Weeknd‘s dating rumors starting doing rounds when they were spotted making out outside a restaurant in Los Angeles in January 2017. Their surprising link-up led to a lot of drama. The Weeknd’s ex Bella Hadid unfollowed ‘Bad Liar’ singer on Instagram.
But the couple didn’t shy away from indulging in PDA even after all the drama. In April, the duo was seen getting cozy at Coachella. They even made their relationship official by walking the red carpet at the Met Gala together.
And suddenly, after 10 months of dating each other, their whirlwind romance came to an end.
Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas
In 2008, Selena was briefly linked to fellow musician Nick Jonas. Though their relationship lasted only a few months, they still remain cordial to each other to date.
Selena Gomez’s Net Worth
With a two-decade-long career, Selena Gomez, one of the most popular icons in the world has accumulated about $75 million. She became financially independent at the age of 17.
The Texas native used to make $30,000 for each episode of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’ The show ran for two years, and she just earned over $3 million. Her career went uphill from there, and by the year 2013, Selena had accumulated over $10 million.
The year 2015 was very lucky for her career. Firstly, she signed a $3 million brand deal with Pantene, and secondly, she gained recognition on social media. A year later, she made $10 million for becoming a brand ambassador for Coach. In 2017, she became the brand ambassador of Puma and earned $30 million for that deal.
Selena Gomez has a massive social media presence, and she also became the first person to reach 100 million followers on Instagram. Because of her massive following, she is paid about $800,000 for every sponsored post on Instagram.
Selena Gomez’s Facts
- Selena Gomez owns a clothing line named “Dream Out Loud,” which she launched in the year 2010.
- Selena Gomez wore a producer hat for a Netflix original show called “Thirteen Reasons Why.” She even recorded a single called ‘Back to You” for the series.
- Selena Gomez wanted to make independent financial decisions, therefore, she fired her mother who used to work as her financial manager.
- Selena Gomez is a big-time foodie. Once she revealed that she wants a secret power where she wants the food to appear on its own whenever she feels hungry. She had a McDonald’s meal before walking the ramp for Victoria’s Secret.
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