Selena Gomez – Wiki, Biography, Weight, Height, Controversy, Age, Affairs, Career, Family, Boyfriends, Controversies, Bio, & More
Selena Gomez is a Mexican- American, Italian-American singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. She was born on 22 July 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA. Selena Gomez rose to fame and received wider recognition for her role as “Alex Russo” played in one of the Disney shows. The name of this Disney show was “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She is a former Disney star, acted in movies, released several songs, a philanthropist, and founder of Rare Beauty. Selena Gomez is the youngest ambassador to UNICEF. They appointed her at the age of 17. Selena Gomez completes her 28 years of age in 2020.
Eye Color – Dark Brown
Hair Color- Black
Height (in feet) – 5’5” approximately, (in cms) – 155 cm
Weight (in Pounds) – 110 lbs, (in kilograms) – 50 kg
Figure Measurements – 34-26-34 (approximately)
Parents, Siblings, and Childhood
Selena Gomez’s father is Ricardo Gomez; her mother’s name is Mandy Teefey. Selena Gomez’s mother used to act in stage productions near Dallas, Texas. Mandy Teefey was born on 16 April 1976. Her not-so-good acting career inspired Selena Gomez to become a child actor. Selena Gomez’s mother divorced her first husband, Ricardo Gomez, and then married Brian Teefey. Brian Teefey is Selena Gomez’s step-father, and her step-mother is Sara Gomez. Selena Gomez’s half-sister is Gracis Teefey, Tori Gomez, and she even has a step-brother named Marcus Gomez.
Selena Gomez’s grandfather is David Cornett, and her grandmother’s name is Debbie Cornett. Her other two grandparents are named as Ricardo Gomez and Mary Gomez. Her childhood was not that great. Her parents divorced when she was five. Her mother named her after a renowned Tejano singer Selena. Selena Gomez is raised by her single mom.
Selena Gomez was in a relationship with Nick Jonas (2008-2010). She dated Taylor Lautner (2009), She got into a relationship with Justin Bieber (Justin Drew Bieber), a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor in December 2010. They both separated in November 2012. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez got together again after a few weeks of break up, and then they finally parted their ways in 2013. Both reconciled in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Selena Gomez had an on and off relationship with Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez dated Zedd (Anton Zaslavski) in 2015. Selena came into relationship with The Weeknd (Abel Makkonen Tesfaye), a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer in 2016. They broke off in 2017. Selena’s rumoured boyfriend is Caleb Stevens (2018).
Selena Gomez Controversies
1. Selena Gomez wore a bindi as an accessory on stage during the MTV Music Awards in 2013. She got trolled on the internet for putting on a bindi, without having an understanding about it. Speaking about this controversy in an interview on The Z100 Morning show, she said,
“I think the song has that Hindu, tribal feel, and I wanted to translate that. I’ve been learning about my chakra and bindis and the culture — it’s beautiful.”
2. Popstar Selena Gomez popped her leg out to show off the bare ankle in one of the mosques in Abu Dhabi. The picture got criticised by the public for Selena pose was deemed as a sign of impropriety.
1992- 2006: The Early Phase
Selena Gomez observed her mother rehearsing for theater productions when she was a child. Her mother was just 16 when she gave birth to Selena Gomez. Gomez’s family faced financial troubles when Selena was young.
In an interview with a magazine, Selena Gomez said,
I didn’t appreciate [my upbringing] when I was little. I was frustrated that my parents weren’t together and never saw the light at the end of the tunnel where my mom was working hard to provide a better life for me,” she tells the magazine of growing up in Texas as the only daughter of a single parent. (Gomez was raised by her mother, Mandy after her parents divorced when she was 5.) “I’m terrified of what I would have become if I’d stayed there. I’m sure I’d have two children by now.”
Selena Gomez developed an interest in the entertainment industry watching Mandy Teefey, her mother, preparing for stage productions. She also started auditioning for different roles. She was selected for an American children television series “Barney & Friends.” This children series even cast Demi Lovato along with Selena Gomez and other kids. The character name of Selena Gomez in Barney & Friends was “Gianna.”
While working for this children series, Selena Gomez played a cameo role in the movie, “Spy Kids 3-D Game Over” in 2003. In 2005, she appeared in the film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire, which was based on the famous television series (1993-2001) named Walker, Texas Ranger.
Selena Gomez did a guest appearance in the Disney series called “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” Her character name is Gwen, and she made an appearance in the episode “A Midsummer’s Nightmare” back in 2006.
2007–2012: Debuted with Disney & Formed Her Band
In 2007, Selena Gomez played the role of ‘Mikayla Skeech’ in some episodes of ‘Hannah Montana.’ She played a jealous enemy of Hannah Montana, and she first appeared in “I Want You to Want Me… to Go to Florida.
Selena Gomez appeared in two Disney Channel series after that. The first one is named “Arwin,” and the second one is Stevie Sanchez (a spin-off of the series Lizzie McGuire). She appeared in the auditions for a role in one of the Disney series called “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She managed to grab a role of character name, ‘Alex Russo.’ She moved to Hollywood after she got selected. Selena Gomez played the role of a teenage girl in wizards’ family who owned and worked in a New York restaurant. Selena Gomez recorded a theme song for this Disney series called “Wizards of Waverly Place.” The title of the theme song is “Everything is Not What It Seems.”
Selena Gomez appeared in the music video recorded and released by the “Jonas Brothers” in 2008. The title of this video is ‘Burnin’ Up.’
She appeared on the Disney Channel special Studio DC: Almost Live too (2008). Later, she contributed the cover song called “Cruella de Vil” (2008) to the album DisneyMania 6. She has sung a track for an animated movie named “Tinker Bell.” The title of this song is “Fly to Your Heart.”
Selena Gomez played the role of an aspiring dancer in the movie, ‘Another Cinderella Story’ in 2008. Her co-stars in this movie were Drew Seeley and Jane Lynch. This movie was a sequel to A Cinderella Story (2004). Selena Gomez recorded the soundtrack for this movie named, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” In the same year (2008), Selena played a role named “Helga” in an animated movie called “Horton Hears a Who!” This movie earned $300 million (approx.) worldwide.
In 2008, Selena Gomez created her own production company named “July Moon Productions.” Gomez partnered with ‘XYZ Films’ for a project, where she created opportunities for people. She released two flicks under the company. One is named “What Boys Want.”
Later, she announced about the other one, which is the adaption of the novel “Thirteen Reasons Why,” where she was ought to play the role of a girl who commits suicide. The second one never went into production. Selena Gomez, later, produced a TV adaption of this novel called ‘Thirteen Reasons Why.’
Selena Gomez appeared as “Alex Russo” in a crossover episode of Disney series, ‘The Suite Life on Deck.’ She guest appeared on the Disney series, ‘Sonny With a Chance’ along with American singer, actress, songwriter, ‘Demi Lovato.’ Selena appeared in the remix of “Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone).” It was Forever the Sickest Kids’s single released in 2008.
In 2009, Selena Gomez appeared in the Disney Channel movie called “Princess Protection Program,” along with her co-star, ‘Demi Lovato.’ Both Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato recorded a soundtrack called, “One and the Same.” In an animated movie named “Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard,” Selena Gomez did a voiceover for ‘Princess Selenia.’
Selena Gomez appeared in a television movie based on the series called “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.” ‘Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie’ is Disney Channel’s most-viewed premiere after High School Musical 2, American musical TV film starring ‘Zac Efron’ and ‘Vanessa Hudgens.’ They premiered Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie to an audience of 11.4 million viewers. It became cable’s No. 1 scripted telecast, and it won the series its 2nd consecutive Emmy at “62nd Primetime Emmy Awards” for “Outstanding Children’s Program.” The awards ceremony was held at the ‘Nokia Theatre’ in ‘Downtown Los Angeles’ in 2010.
Selena Gomez formed a pop-rock band called, “Selena Gomez & the Scene” in 2008 through her record deal with ‘Hollywood Records.’ The lead vocalist of this band is Selena Gomez along with ‘Greg Garman’ (drummer), ‘Joey Clement’ (bassist), ‘Drew Taubenfeld’ (guitarist), and ‘Dane Forrest’ (keyboardist). This band released 3 studio albums, 7 singles, and 9 music videos and released their debut studio album in 2009. It ranked number nine on the ‘Billboard 200’ album charts in the US. The first-week sales of this studio album were 66000 copies.
In 2010, Selena Gomez appeared in the film called “Ramona and Beezus.” In 2010, Selena Gomez & the Scene released a second studio film named “A Year Without Rain,” on 21 September 2010. It ranked at number 4 on the US Billboard 200. Selena Gomez launched her fashion line “Dream Out Loud” in 2010. The collection comprised of floral tops, skirts, jackets, jeans, dresses, hats, and scarves.
In 2011, Selena Gomez acted in the movie “Monte Carlo.” Selena Gomez learned polo for this movie besides getting vocal training to get acquainted with 2 different British accents. While she dated ‘Justin Bieber,’ a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor, both recorded a duet called “Can’t Steal Our Love,” which was unreleased. Selena did a cameo role in the movie named “The Muppets.” She appeared on other Disney shows called ‘PrankStars’ and ‘So Random!’ Selena Gomez & the Scene came out with their third studio album in 2010. She signed a license agreement with an adventure-themed lifestyle and extreme sports brand, Adrenalina, to manufacture and sell Selena’s fragrances. The perfume released in 2012.
2012- 2014: Movies & Concerts
Selena Gomez took a break from her music career in 2012. Her band, ‘Selena Gomez & the Scene,’ paused in the same year. “Wizards of Waverly Place” ended in 2012, too, after completing 4 seasons. Selena Gomez shifted to focus on movies, and then she acted in an animated movie called Hotel Transylvania (2012). The movie released on 28 September 2012 and was premiered at the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival. She appeared in the movie “Spring Breakers” in 2013. Selena took a break from her music career in 2012 but released “Come & Get It” from the album in 2013. Her single took entry in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. ‘Slow Down’ song from the same album reached number 27 in the Billboard charts.
Selena released “Stars Dance” on 23 July 2013. It got on number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. More than 97000 copies of this song were sold in its first week. She assimilated dance routines into her music videos and performances. In 2013, Selena Gomez appeared in the ‘Stars Dance Tour’ on 14 August. She did a tour in Europe and North America, while canceling the Asian and Australian tour.
In 2014, Gomez spent some time at a treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona. The name of the center is Dawn at the Meadows. This center specializes in helping people treat trauma and addiction in young people. Selena Gomez acted in a flick called “Behaving Badly” in 2014. Later, in the same year, she appeared in the movie called ‘Rudderless,’ which is a directorial debut of ‘William H. Macy.’ Selena Gomez fired her stepfather and mother as her managers in April 2014. She later signed Brillstein companies and WME to manage her work. Gomez ended the rumors that her recording contract ended with Hollywood after hiring new management by releasing a new single called “The Heart Wants What It Wants” in 2014. This single went to top 10 hits on the charts of Billboard Hot 100. In the same year, she released another song called “For You” on 24 November. She signed a recording contract with ‘Interscope Records’ in 2014.
2015–2016: Revival & Lupus
In 2015, Selena Gomez was diagnosed with lupus. After this, she canceled. Her tours to enter a rehab. She underwent chemotherapy for treating lupus. Gomez collaborated with Zedd (Anton Zaslavski), a Russian-German DJ, songwriter, and producer for her single called “I Want You to Know,” released on 23 February 2015. This single became her fourth top 20 track on Billboard Hot 100. Selena receives a platinum certification from RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). In 2015, Selena Gomez became a face brand of ‘Pantene.’ ‘Good for You’ track released on 22 June 2015. This single featured rapper ASAP Rocky. Approximately 1,79,000 copies of this single were sold in the first week of release. ‘Good for You’ is first to top the Mainstream Top 40 chart. In the same year, Selena Gomez’s documentary Unity released. On 25 September 2015, she reprised Mavis’s role in ‘Hotel Transylvania 2.’
Selena released her next studio album called ‘Revival’ on 9 October 2015. The album got number one rank on the Billboard 200. The second single of this album, ‘Same Old Love’ got on top in the Mainstream Top 40 chart. Selena’s this single reached number five on Billboard Hot 100. Later in the year, Selena released the album ‘Hands to Myself.’ This became Selena’s third sequential number on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. Selena played a cameo role in the movie “The Big Short.”
Selena Gomez went on ‘Revival Tour’ on 6 May 2016. The tour’s focus was exclusively Selena. She terminated the tour in South America and Europe due to depression, panic attacks, and anxiety attacks caused by lupus. She played a supporting role in the comedy flick “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.” In 2016, Selena collaborated with ‘Charlie Puth,’ an American singer, record producer, and songwriter for the track “We Don’t Talk Anymore.” Later in the year, she appeared in the drama movie called ‘The Fundamentals of Caring.’ The movie got premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The movie was released on Netflix too in June. Selena became a part of a movie named “In Dubious Battle” in 2016, which a drama movie produced and directed by James Franco. Later in 2016, Selena Gomez started working on her studio album. A song named “Feel Me” was added in the list of Revival Tour. Selena Gomez and Canadian singer, ‘Tory Lanez,’ featured in the other single called ‘Trust Nobody.’
Gomez checked into rehab for treating her mental health after the Revival Tour was canceled. In 2016, Selena Gomez got a nomination for two awards naming Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Artist of the Year at the 2016 American Music Awards. She won the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
2017 – 2020: Rare
In 2017, Selena and Kygo collaborated for the song called “It Ain’t Me,” which released on 16 February. “It Ain’t Me” went in top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Selena Gomez is an executive producer of “Thirteen Reasons Why,” which is a series adaptation of the novel “Thirteen Reasons Why.” The show got premiered on Netflix in March. In May 2017, Selena Gomez confirmed releasing a new song titled “Bad Liar.”
In the first month of release, this song streamed on Spotify, and was released on YouTube the next month. On 13 July 2017, Selena released another single titled ‘Fetish.’ In August 2017, Selena Gomez appeared in “A Rainy Day in New York.” The movie is directed for Amazon Studios by Woody Allen. Later in the year, Selena Gomez and EDM producer, Marshmello, announced the collaboration for a new song track called ‘Wolves.’ They released the track on 25 October 2017.
In 2018, Selena Gomez released a new single titled “Back to You,” which was for “13 Reasons Why Season 2.” Selena did a voice over for Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. The movie was released in July 2018.
Selena Gomez featured in DJ Snake’s song “Taki Taki,” along with Cardi B and Ozuna. The track was released in 2018. In 2019, Selena Gomez featured in Benny Blanco’s soundtrack, “I Can’t Get Enough.” Selena acted in Jim Jarmusch’s movie “The Dead Don’t Die.” Gomez became the executive producer of Netflix docuseries “Living Undocumented.” The series premiered on 2 October 2019 and consisted of 6 episodes.
Gomez released “Lose You to Love Me” on 23 October 2019. It was the lead single from her album ‘Rare.’ The blow release was the “Look at Her Now,” which was released on 24 October 2019. The album Rare was released on 10 January 2020. It was her third consecutive album that was on number one. Later in the year, Gomez did a voice over for giraffe in an adventure movie ‘Dolittle.’ In 2020, Selena Gomez features in a cooking show for HBO Max. Every episode of the show highlights a food-related charity. Selena stars and executive produce this cooking show.
Interesting Facts About Selena Gomez
- Selena Gomez is named after a famous Tejano singer, “Selena Quintanilla.”
- Selena is 5’4″ tall (1.65 meters).
- Mezzo-soprano covering 3 octaves is Selena’s vocal range.
- Selena Gomez appeared on a television show called ‘Barney and Friends’ when she was just 7 years old.
- She had her first kiss with Dylan Sprouse when she was just 12 years old.
- Selena’s first song was called Falling Down in 2009.
- Selena got her high-school diploma through homeschooling in 2010.
- In 2010, Selena launched an eco-friendly clothing line named ‘Dream Out Loud’ with inspirational tags on them.
- In 2011, Selena learned to play polo for her movie ‘Monte Carlo.’
- She launched her first fragrance named ‘Selena’ in 2012 that describes romantic, yummy, and not over-bearing.
- At age 16, Selena Gomez signed a recording contract with the Hollywood Records label.
- Selena’s first CD was Britney Spears’ (Baby One More Time). It was her first concert too.
- She denied a role in High School Musical 3, saying that she wants to do more serious roles.
- She wore a purity ring until she began dating Justin Bieber. ‘True Love Waits’ was written on the ring.
- Selena loves chilling at home rather than going out. She said, ‘I love being at home […] gosh, I’m so boring!’
- Gomez’s favorite pizza part is the crust.
- Selena suffered from a disease called Lupus.
- Selena’s pal, Francia Raisa, donated a kidney to Selena in 2017 after she was diagnosed with lupus. Both Selena and Francia recovered fully later.
- Selena signed a $3 million-dollar worth endorsement deal with Pantene in 2015.
- Selena Gomez sees her therapist five days a week. Confirming this she said in an interview,
DBT has completely changed my life,” she confesses. “I wish more people would talk about therapy. We girls, we’re taught to be almost too resilient, to be strong and sexy and cool and laid-back, the girl who’s down. We also need to feel allowed to fall apart.”
- Selena was an Instagram addict. In an interview, she said,
As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out,” Gomez says. “It had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about. I always end up feeling like sh*t when I look at Instagram. Which is why I’m kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit.”
- Gomez became the first person to hit 100 million followers on Instagram.
- Selena’s every social media post is valued at $800,000 each on Instagram.
- Selena’s mom Mandy Teefey encouraged her to take on her racy role in ‘Spring Breakers.’
My mom wanted me to work with a director who would really push me,” she recalls. “I watched Kids, Trash Humpers, Gummo, and I was like, ‘Mom, are you crazy?’ But it was fun to imagine how you might behave if you were set free of whatever was holding you captive. I’m a late bloomer. I grew up around adults, but in terms of getting out, having friends — at times I really didn’t know anything but my job.”
- Selena smoke cigarettes, and it is believed that she started smoking after she started dating Justin Bieber.
- Selena Gomez considers the ’90-day therapy program’ in Tennessee as the best thing she has ever done. She surrendered her phone for this treatment program. Selena says,
You have no idea how incredible it felt to just be with six girls,” she says, “real people who couldn’t give two sh*ts about who I was, who were fighting for their lives. It was one of the hardest things I’ve done, but it was the best thing I’ve done.”
- Gomez’s top 3 hit tracks are ‘Good for You,’ ‘Come and Get It,’ and ‘Love You Like a Love Song.’
- She earned a nomination for Worst Actress at the 34th Golden Raspberry Awards.
- Selena Gomez has 11 known tattoos. Her first tattoo was a tiny music note on the right wrist. Her second tattoo was ‘roman numeral on her neck,’ which is on the back of her neck. It is a tribute to her mother. The tattoo reads “LXXVI” (number 76). Selena’s mom was born in 1976, and that’s why she has this tattoo on her body. Selena’s got her fourth tattoo Arabic writing on the right side of her back. It says, “أحب نفسك أولا” that means ‘love yourself first.’ In 2013, Selena showed off her tattoo on her right hip saying, “God who strengthens me.”
- Selena has another tattoo on her left hip, which is an Om symbol. She has a tattoo of a lower-case letter ‘g’ behind her left ear. It is for her half-sister ‘Gracie.’ She has a tattoo on her right foot that says ‘Sunshine.’ This tattoo is for her grandmother. Selena has a semi-colon tattooed on her wrist. It is a show of support for those who struggles with depression and anxiety. She has a tattoo of number ‘1’ on her rib. Selena has tattooed number ‘4’ below the elbow on her right arm. It represents the unity between Selena Gomez and three of her closest pals. She writes to her friends,
#4 because these women have stayed by my side for 7 years (@ashley_cook 12 years) 4, because you are my 4 for the rest of my life. I love you ladies. You all inspire me to be better, stronger, closer to god and we have lived the most INSANE story together already. Can’t wait for 50 more!!”
- Selena has a tattoo named ‘Rare’ just below her ear in celebrations of her album ‘Rare.’
- Selena’s music video ‘Lose You to Love Me’ and ‘Look at Her Now’ were shot on iPhone 11 Pro phones.
- Selena Gomez holds seven Guinness World Records. It includes ‘First person with 100 million followers on Instagram’ and “Most likes for an actor on Facebook.”