Selena Gomez or Selena Marie Gomez is an American who is a popular singer, producer, and a well-known actress. She is known for her appearance in the popular television series titled Barney & Friends from the year 2002 to 2004.
She is also known for her incredible roles in the movies like Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, and A Rainy Day in New York. Some of her popular albums are Stars Dance, Revival, and Rare.
Selena Gomez Wiki/Biography
Born on 22 July 1992, Selena Gomez’s age is 28 years as of 2021. She was born and brought up in a middle-class family from Grand Prairie, Texas, United States.
She completed her early schooling through home-schooling in Texas and completed her high school graduation in the year 2010.
When Selena was born her family was facing financial troubles and her mother was just 16 years old at that time. Her mother was brought up alone as her parents got divorced when she was only five years old. Her mother did private jobs to meet their financial needs and even sacrificed her life to brought up Selena. She grew her interest in acting and singing after she watches her mother preparing for stage productions and after that, she decided to pursue her career in the entertainment industry.
|Full Name||Selena Marie Gomez|
|Date of Birth||22 July 1992|
|Birth Place||Grand Prairie, Texas, United States|
|Profession||Singer, Producer and Actress|
|School||Home Schooling, Texas, United States|
|Education Qualification||High School Graduation|
|Net Worth||$75 Million|
Family, Boyfriend & Relationships
Selena Gomez belongs to a middle-class family from Grand Prairie, Texas, United States. She is known to have American nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion.
Her father’s name is Ricardo Joel Gomez who is a small businessman and her mother’s name is Amanda Dawn or Mandy Cornett who is a former stage actress and later works as a private employee in various jobs.
She has two younger half-siblings, her sister’s names are Gracie Elliot Teefey from her mother and her second husband and Victoria Tori Gomez from her father and her second wife. Her stepfather’s name is Brian Teefey and her stepmother’s name is Sara.
Selena Gomez’s marital status is unmarried. She was dating Abel Makkonen Tesfaye who is a popular singer and songwriter from Canada. The couple dated for a brief period in the year 2017 and even moved together temporarily.
Before that, she was also in a relationship with popular singer, songwriter, and actor Justin Bieber. The couple started dating each other in the year 2010, after which they got separated several times till the year 2017, after which they announced their separation publicly.
She has also dated Nick Jonas who is a popular actor, singer, and songwriter from America. The couple dated each other for two years from 2008 to 2010.
|Father Name||Ricardo Joel Gomez and Brian Teefey|
|Mother Name||Amanda Dawn (Mandy Cornett)|
|Sister Name||Gracie Elliot Teefey and Victoria Tori Gomez|
|Boyfriend||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas|
Selena Gomez is a hot and gorgeous girl with an attractive and charming personality. She owns a super hot amazingly stunning body with impressive body measurements. She also has a cute and adorable smile with incredible looks. She is one of the most popular girls among boys and is the crush of so many boys all over the world.
She is 5 feet and 5 inches in height and her body weight is around 59 Kg. She has beautiful, long, and shiny dark brown color hair and also has mesmerizing dark brown color beautiful eyes. Her figure measurements are 36-28-35 inches approximately.
Selena Gomez started her career as an actress in the American TV series Industry. She gained interest in acting after watching her mother practicing performing on stage. She auditioned for multiple roles and she along with Demi Lovato bagged the role in the 2001 series ‘Barney & Friends’, starring in 13 episodes.
While working on ‘Barney & Friends’ she did a cameo role in the 2003 film ‘Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over’ and a 2005 TV film ‘Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire’. In 2006, she also starred in an episode of the Disney Channel series ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’.
In 2007, she played the role of the pop star ‘Mikayla’ in the Disney Channel hit series ‘Hannah Montana’. While doing this, she also filmed pilot episodes of ‘Arwin!’ and ‘Steve Sanchez’, both Disney channel series.
She worked as the lead role of ‘Alex Russo’ in the Network’s series ‘Wizards of the Waverly Place’. In 2009, she also starred in the movie on this series too both of which were highly successful commercially, critically, and her mainstream success as well. During this, she also worked with ‘Another Cinderella Story’ and its sequel ‘A Cinderella Story’.
Later, she also recorded the theme song for the series ‘Everything is Not What It Seems’ and later appeared in the 2008 music video ‘Burnin Up’ by the Jonas brothers. As a promotional single, she released her sound-track song ‘Tell Me Something I Don’t Know’.
She voiced as ‘Helga’ for ‘Horton Hears a Who!’, a famous commercially successful film. At the mere age of 16, she signed with ‘Hollywood Records’ a recording contract and started her own production company called ‘July Moon Productions’ in 2008.
In June 2009, she starred in a few series, remixes, title songs, and films by Disney Channel including ‘Princess Protection Program’, a critical success. In August 2009, Selena and the group released their debut studio album which went Number 9 on Billboard 200.
In 2010, she launched ‘Dream Out Loud’, a fashion line. In 2011, she starred in a film called ‘Monte Carlo’ and for this, she learned Polo and 2 different British accents. She and her scene released their 3rd and final album the same year. She has appeared in a lot of ad commercials as well.
To date, Selena has endorsed a lot of brands some of which include Kmart, OPI, Adidas, Pantene, Louis Hilton, Coca-cola, Coach Inc, Puma, and many more. She once also worked with Adrenalina, an extreme sports, and adventure-themed lifestyle brand to manufacture and distribute her fragrance.
On 6th November 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards. She worked in the controversial film ‘Spring Breaker’ and later premiered at the 37th Annual Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2013, she starred in the commercially as well as critically flop film ‘Getaway’ and received the nomination for Worst Actress at the 34th Golden Raspberry awards. In 2014, she starred in ‘Behaving Badly’ a huge flop, and later in ‘Rudderless’.
In July 2013, she sang ‘Star Dance’ which went number 1 on US Billboard 200 and remained there on the 2nd week as well. After a long break from the music she released ‘Come and Get it’, her 1st Top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100.
In July 2014, she released the single ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’, which was her 2nd Top 10 hit on Billboard Hot 100. Later in November 2014, she released ‘For You’, her 1st solo compilation album. In December 2014 she officially signed a contract with ‘Interscope Records’.
In December 20914 she released ‘I Want You To Know’ in collaboration with Zedd which was her 4th Top 20 entry on Billboard’s Hot 100. In June 2015, starring ASAP Rocky she featured as the lead single ‘Good For You’, which was her 1st Top 5 single on Billboard Hot 100.
Selena Gomez in total to date has won about 112 awards and nominated for 333 awards. She has won 8 Guinness World Records, 1 Gracie Award, 1 Glamour Woman of the Year Award, 2 Billboard Women in Music Awards, 2 iHeart Radio Titanium Awards, 1 MTV Millenial Award, 2 iHeart Radio Much Music Awards, 1 iHeart Radio Music Award, 11 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, and 1 RTHK International Popular poll award.
Apart from these, she has also won 1 Alma Award, 1 American Music Award, 6 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 9 Bravo Otto award, 4 Break Tudo Awards, 1 Hispanic Heritage Awards, 1 MTV Video Play Award, 2 Nickelodeon Australian Kids Choice Awards, 1 NRJ Music Awards, 1 People’s Choice Awards, 1 WWD Beauty Award, INC Awards, 1 Young Artists Award, 2 Young Hollywood Artists Award and many more.
Selena Gomez to date has been in 5 controversies. ’Bindi Cultural Appropriation’, where she wore a ‘Bindi’ while performing ‘Come and Get It’ during the 2013 MTV Music Awards. ‘Bindi’ is considered sacred amongst Hindus and some protested against her.
‘She’s really ugly’, her pictures in 5 red dresses were posted and two negative comments from very fashion designers calling her horrid and looking like Pomeranian Dog, which was protested against by her fans.
‘Miley Cyrus Freud’, was about Miley and Selena where they were not sure about where their relationship is going and debated and commented on Twitter. Fans of both were a little disappointed with them.
‘Black Lives Matter’, where she defended her fellow pop star Taylor Swift on Twitter and somehow got into a debate with a fan. Both tweeted and replied to each other and the debate went viral. Later Selena deleted it as well.
‘Justin Bieber Sex Scandal’, where both were dating and according to a couple of close sources, they both liked to tape their intimate moments together which created a controversy. Both of their friends were a little shocked and disappointed.
As of 2020, Selena Gomez’s net worth is approximately $75 Million. She mainly earns from acting, singing, productions, and her various endorsements.
Facts and Information
She was named after Selena Quintanilla, a Tejano Singer who died in 1995.
In August 2017, she was also cast in the film ‘A Rainy Day In New York’, the salary of which she donated to ‘Times Up’ due to an allegation of sexual abuse on Allen Gomez.
In 2015, she was diagnosed with Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease, and entered rehab to undergo chemotherapy. Due to panic attacks and depression, she also had to cancel her Europe and South Africa Tour.
In April 2014, she fired her stepfather and mother as her managers at this position for her since the very beginning of her career.