Selena Marie Gómez was born July 22, 1992. The girl is an American singer, actress, and producer.
Selena Gomez Biography
Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas, the son of Ricardo Joel Gomez and Texas-born former stage actress Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett.
She was named in honor of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, who died in 1995.
Her father is of Mexican descent while her mother, who was adopted, He has Italian ancestry.
Gómez’s paternal grandparents immigrated to Texas from Monterrey in the 1970s. Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has said that she is “a proud third-generation Mexican-American” and that, “My family has Quinceañeras and we go to communion church.
We do everything that is Catholic, but no I really don’t have anything traditional except we go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church.” Gómez was fluent in Spanish until the age of seven.
Her parents divorced when she was five years old and she stayed with her mother. Gomez has two younger half-sisters: Gracie Elliot Teefey, through Amanda and her second husband Brian Teefey, and Victoria “Tori” Gomez, through Ricardo and his second wife Sara.
She obtained her high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.
Selena Gomez Career
Selena Gomez obtains the main role of the romantic comedy “Another Cinderella story” released in 2008.
She interprets and shoots the clip “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” for the needs of the film. Then comes the role of Carter in the feature film “Princess protection program: mission Rosalinda” released in 2009 with her best friend Demi Lovato. She also sings the soundtrack of the movie “Tinkerbell” which is called “Fly To Your Heart”.
The year of her 16th birthday, Selena Gomez signed a contract with Hollywood Records and released her first album with her group The Scene, “Kiss & Tell” , released in September 2009 in the United States and in May 2010 in France.
It was during the year 2010 that Selena Gomez’s career took on a whole new dimension.
The young woman gradually got rid of the Disney label by shooting a first feature film, “Welcome to Monte-Carlo“, produced by and with Nicole Kidman, under the aegis of 20th Century Fox.
From then on, Selena is looking for deeper roles and with quality directors. In May 2011, she shot the last episode of the series that made her famous, “The wizards of Waverly Place“.
That same year, Selena Gomez also knows her first great love and lives a tender passion with Justin Bieber , the other teenage idol. If the singer’s young fans find it difficult to accept seeing him on the arm of Selena Gomez, going so far as to send him death threats, things are gradually calming down.
Selena Gomez released another album in stride, “When The Sun Goes Down “. Success is more than ever at the rendezvous.
The opus, released in the summer of 2011, is certified double platinum in the United States with more than 2 million copies sold. For this album, Selena Gomez knew how to surround herself with the best, like Katy Perry, Britney Spears or even Rock Mafia in production.
The cinema is always at the heart of her concerns and Selena Gomez always manages to lead everything from the front. She decides to put the music a bit on hold and concentrates on the cinema.
She is announced in “Hot Mess”, but also in the horror film “Aftershock“, which is scheduled for release in 2013.
Selena Gomez is also the head of her own production company, July Moon Productions, and she announced the upcoming film adaptation of Jandy Nelson’s novel, “The sky is everywhere”.
But the event is indeed its name in the cast of “Spring Breakers”.
In 2011, Selena Gomez appears at the top of the poster for the next feature film by the sulphurous independent filmmaker Harmony Korine.
She gives the answer to Vanessa Hudgens, another Disney star who is also ready to turn the page on her adolescence, and to actresses Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine. Actor James Franco stars as Alien, a rapper and drug dealer who takes them under his wing.
The film is an event when it comes out, both for its sulphurous side and for the acting of the actresses who have managed to overcome their image of wise young girls from Disney productions.
It was an important transition in the career of Selena Gomez, who was looking for some credibility and wanted to show another side of her abilities, as she has said in many interviews.
After a first single, “Come & Get It” , released in April 2013, Selena Gomez continues with a second title just as effective in the rankings. The clip for “Slow Down” is even shot in the streets of Paris in the spring.
Then comes his new album on July 23 of the same year. “Stars Dance” is a great success all over the world. This first real solo album marked the charts, especially in the United States, from the first week of its release.
Faced with good reviews and fan reaction, Selena announces the launch of her first world tour. The “Stars Dance Tour” has 41 dates, including 17 in Europe, with a very notable appearance at the Zenith in Paris on September 5.
After the massacre that took place in the gay club Pulse, in Orlando, in June 2016, Selena Gomez joins other stars like Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Megahn Trainor or even Britney Spears to record the title “Hands”, the proceeds of which are donated to the victims.
The tragedy of Orlando also occurs just after another tragedy for the singer, the assassination of Christina Grimmie, shot dead in the middle of an autograph session. The young woman had for manager the stepfather of Selena Gomez.
Despite this difficult period, the singer is enjoying great success with her tour. In July 2016, she even became the queen of Instagram , posting in front of Justin Bieber, the most liked snapshot of the social network.
On February 9, 2017, DJ Kygo shared an excerpt from his collaboration with Selena Gomez on Instagram. “It ain’t me” was released on February 16 and rose to the top of the Billboard charts.
In 2018, Selena Gomez has to face many health concerns, and takes a break from music. She is hospitalized following a nervous breakdown due to lupus and her kidney transplant.
At the beginning of 2019, the young woman announced that she was doing better, and gave very good news to her fans: she was going back to the studio to record a new album. She sings with Benny Blanco, Tainy and J Balvin on the very danceable title “I Can’t Get Enough”.
In March 2021, Selena Gomez caused a sensation by collaborating with DJ Snake. The title called “Selfish Love” is sung on Spanish lyrics and displays resolutely Latin tones.
At the same time, the young woman presents her new EP, “REVELACIÓN”. Consisting of seven songs, it has the particularity of being entirely in Spanish. She thus declares her intention to reconnect with her Mexican origins and no longer sing exclusively in English.
Selena Gomez Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actress’ fortune is $85 million. Not only because of the fruits of her acting and music, but also because of her contracts with brands like Puma and her makeup line called Rare Beauty, for which she would charge around $60 million.
In December 2016, she signed with Coach for around $10 million to be one of the brand’s ambassadors . By September 2017, she became the face of sports brand Puma, where the two-year contract paid a total of $30 million.
She even became the user with the most followers on Instagram , something that has led her to multiple earnings, as she began working with brands to make different ads. The value of a single Selena Instagram post is estimated to be $3.5 million. Furthermore, she is known to earn between $500K and $800K for a single sponsored post.
Selena Gomez Private Life
Gomez dated Nick Jonas in 2008. Selena appeared in the music video for his band’s song “Burnin’ Up”.
In December 2010, Gomez began dating Justin Bieber. After splitting in November 2012, they reconciled a few weeks later before splitting again in January 2013.
They subsequently reconciled for a few months in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In late 2017, the couple was reported to be together again. However, the two of them broke up again in March 2018.
After recording “I Want You to Know” in 2015 with Russian-German DJ Zedd, Selena start a romantic relationship with him; they broke up later that year.
Selena was dating The Weeknd in January 2017 and they temporarily moved in together that September in Greenwich Village, New York , but broke up in October.