Who is Selena Gomez?
Selena Gomez is an American singer, actress, and film producer. As an actress, Gomez is best known for starring in the children’s television show “Barney and Friends” (2002–2004). She is also known for starring as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel television series “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2007-2012).
She has also appeared in films like “Cinderella Story” (2008), “Princess Protection Program” (2009), and a few others. As a singer, some of Gomez’s hit songs include “Good For You”, “Lose You to Love Me”, “Love You Like A Love Song”, “People You Know” and many others.
Selena Gomez’s full name is Selena Marie Gomez. She was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas, United States. She is 30 years old as of December 2022. According to reports, Selena Gomez was named after Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla who died in 1995.
About Selena Gomez’s family
Selena Gomez was born to Ricardo Joel Gomez (father) and Amanda ‘Mandy’ Teefey (mother). Her father is of Mexican descent while her mother has Italian ancestry. Gomez once stated that she is a proud third-generation American-Mexican.
According to reports, Selena Gomez’s mother gave birth to her at 16 and her family faced financial troubles throughout Selena’s childhood. Selena Gomez had a close relationship with her grandparents because they raised her until she found success in show business.
About Selena Gomez’s father – Ricardo Joel Gomez
Ricardo Joel Gomez is a Mexican-American media personality. He was born on March 6, 1975, and is of Mexican-American descent. He is 47 years old as of December 2022. He married his childhood lover Mandy Teefey (Selena Gomez’s mother) in 1992 and the couple had only one daughter.
They divorced in 1997 when Selena Gomez was 5 years old. Ricardo remarried Sara on November 9, 2012. They have a daughter named Victoria Gomez. According to reports, Selena Gomez has had a distant relationship with her father since then.
About Selena Gomez’s mother – Amanda ‘Mandy’ Teefey
Amanda “Mandy” Teefey (née Cornett) is an American actress and film producer. She was born on April 16, 1976, in Dallas, Texas, United States. She is 46 years old as of December 2022. Mandy got married to Ricardo Joel Gomez (Selena Gomez’s father) in 1992 and had Selena when she was 16.
Mandy and Ricardo Gomez divorced in 1997, and she remarried Brian Teefey in 2006. They have one child named Grace Elliot Teefey together. Unlike her relationship with her father, Selena Gomez and her mother have an unbreakable bond.
About Selena Gomez’s siblings
Selena Gomez was born to her parents as an only child. However, the Disney star has two younger half-sisters, Gracie Elliot Teefey and Victoria Gomez from her parents’ second marriages after getting divorced.
a. Grace Elliot Teefey
Gracie Elliot Teefey is an Italian-American media personality. She is popularly known as the younger half-sister of Selena Gomez. She was born to Mandy Teefey (Selena Gomez’s mom) and her second husband Brian Teefey on June 12, 2013. She is 9 years old as of December 2022.
Selena Gomez shares a close relationship with her little half-sister, Gracie Elliot Teefey, because they grew up in the same house. The two have been spotted on different occasions and Selena loves sharing posts of her and Gracie on social media.
Speaking about her relationship with her little sister in an interview with E! News in 2013, Selena said:
I’m obsessed with her and becoming a big sister…I know I’ve had the responsibility to be a role model for girls, but when you have a little sister of your own, you kinda think, “OK, this is legit”.
b. Victoria Gomez
Victoria Gomez, popularly known as “Toria,” is the second younger half-sibling of Selena Gomez. She was born to Ricardo Joel Gomez (Selena Gomez’s dad) and his second wife, Sara Gomez in June 2014. She is 8 years old as of December 2022. Aside from this, no other information is known about her.
About Selena Gomez’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (December 2022), Selena Gomez is not married and does not have a husband. In fact, the 30-year-old singer has never been married.
Despite never being married, Selena Gomez has been romantically linked to many popular men, most of them from the entertainment industry. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, the singer turned her 30th birthday into a solo wedding.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Selena Gomez explained why she threw herself a solo wedding party.
I thought I’d be married by now, so I threw myself a wedding.
The party took place at a private residence in Malibu and had in attendance her younger sister, Gracie Elliot Teefey, and other stars like Francia Raísa, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Camila Cabello, Cara Delevingne and Miley Cyrus.
According to reports, Selena Gomez is rumoured to currently be in a relationship with Canadian film producer Andrea lervolino in 2022. The two were first spotted in Italy on Selena’s 30th birthday.
List of Selena Gomez’s boyfriends
Despite her young age, Selena Gomez has had several high-profile relationships. Below is a list of the men Selena Gomez has dated in the past or has been romantically linked with:
- Selena Gomez was in a brief relationship with Nick Jonas in 2008.
- Selena Gomez was in a brief relationship with Taylor Lautner in 2009.
- Selena Gomez was in an on-off relationship with Justin Bieber from 2010 to 2015.
- Selena Gomez was rumoured to be in a relationship with Orlando Bloom in 2014.
- Selena Gomez was in a relationship with Zedd in 2015.
- Selena Gomez was in a relationship with Niall Horan in 2015.
- Selena Gomez was in a brief relationship with Samuel Krost in 2016.
- Selena Gomez was in a relationship with Charlie Puth in 2016.
- Selena Gomez was in a relationship with The Weeknd in 2017.
- Selena Gomez was rumoured to be in a relationship with Chris Evans in 2021.
- Selena Gomez is rumoured to be in a relationship with Canadian film producer Andrea Iervolino in 2022.
About Selena Gomez’s relationship with Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer. He was born on March 1, 1994, in St Joseph’s Hospital, London, Canada. He is 28 years old as of December 2022.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber first met as young teenagers in 2009 after Bieber admitted that Gomez was his celebrity crush. The pair went on to date secretly for several months before making their public debut as a couple at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February 2011.
After two years of being together, the pair’s first split happened in November 2012. Interestingly, the recently separated lovers were spotted out on dinner a few days after. In 2013, Gomez and Bieber officially got back together after Justin posted a series of throwbacks of himself and Gomez.
The pair broke up again in November 2014 and the following month, Justin Bieber sparked romance rumours with model Hailey Baldwin, who would later become his wife in 2018.
On January 4, 2016, during an interview with Rolling Stone, Selena Gomez confirmed that she is done talking about Justin Bieber.
Honestly, what I would love to be printed is that I am so beyond done with talking about that and him. I honestly am done. I care about his health and well-being, but I can’t do it anymore.
Recently, Selena Gomez surprised fans with her reaction to a TikTok video commenting about her weight while she was dating Justin Bieber. Recall that Gomez had previously described her split from Bieber as “the best thing that has ever happened”. The TikTok video however claimed that Gomez was thinner while she was dating Bieber.
To the surprise of her fans, Gomez responded to the TikTok video with a sad face emoji, sending those who got the sarcasm laughing out loud. As of December 2022, Justin Bieber is happily married to American model and media personality, Hailey Baldwin. Gomez is yet to be married.
About Selena Gomez’s relationship with Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom is an English actor. He was born on January 13, 1977, in Canterbury, United Kingdom. He is 45 years old as of December 2022.
Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom met in 2014 at “We Day California” – a conference that works to empower and inspire young people to take action and effect change. At that time, Orlando Bloom had separated from his ex-wife Miranda Kerr the previous year while Selena Gomez was in the middle of her on-off relationship with Justin Bieber.
The pair met again at a Chelsea Handler comedy show and were again photographed together. From that moment, speculations of their blooming relationship went viral. The rumours didn’t surprise the public as much as they shocked the two celebrities.
When asked if he was dating Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom replied;
No man, we were just attending We Day together. You heard of We Day? You should check it out.
There is no other information about their relationship and the rumours eventually died almost the same way they started. As of the time of publishing this article, Orlando Bloom is happily engaged to American singer and songwriter Katy Perry.
About Selena Gomez’s relationship with Zedd
Zedd is a Russian-born Geman DJ, record producer, and songwriter. He was born on September 2, 1989, in Saratov, Russia. He is 33 years old as of December 2022.
Selena Gomez and Zedd were first connected in January 2015 when Gomez posted a studio snap which she later deleted. The relationship rumours intensified when Zedd posted a snap of Selena Gomez in bed in February 2015.
At the end of February, Zedd revealed that he met Gomez thanks to a cheeky toilet break. Selena Gomez later admitted that she and Zedd were in a relationship after American DJ Diplo questioned her about it. There is no other information about their relationship as it was very short-lived.
About Selena Gomez’s relationship with The Weeknd
The Weeknd is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. The Weeknd’s full name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. He was born on February 16, 1990, in Scarborough, Toronto, Canada. He is 32 years old as of December 2022.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd first met at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show where they both performed. At that time, The Weeknd was dating Gigi Hadid while Selena had just reunited with Justin Bieber for another spell of romance.
A year later, following their split from their respective partners, the pair were spotted kissing while enjoying a romantic dinner at Giorgio Baldi’s restaurant in Los Angeles, USA. In January 2017, the pair flew off to Italy for a vacation.
While in Italy, Gomez and The Weeknd were spotted holding hands during a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia museum. During their trip, Selena Gomez made their relationship “Instagram official” by sharing a video clip of The Weeknd and captioning the video with a heart-eyes emoji.
In May 2017, the pair made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala. The following month, Selena Gomez spoke up during an interview with “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” about balancing her desire for privacy in her relationships with her public-figure status.
It is really hard when I would want to spend so much time hiding things. It’s too much pressure, and I think everyone gets over everything eventually. I just want to be happy. If that’s me just being myself, then I don’t care.
On October 2017, reports emerged that Gomez and The Weeknd had broken up. Speaking about their split, Selena said;
Something that I’m proud of is that there’s such a true friendship between me and The Weeknd. I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life. We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring for each other and that was pretty remarkable for me.
About Selena Gomez’s rumoured relationship with Andrea Iervolino
Andrea Iervolino is an Italian-Canadian film producer and businessman. He was born on December 1, 1987, in Cassino, Italy. He is 35 years old as of December 2022.
Selena Gomez and Andrea Iervolino sparked dating rumours in 2022 after they were spotted on a boat ride in Positano. Adding to the speculations, Andrea Iervolino joined Selena Gomez when she and her friend went shopping in Capri on August 4.
As of the time of writing, neither of the two celebrities has confirmed their relationship. There are also reports that the pair are just friends and are not romantically involved.
It was also reported that Selena Gomez is happy and perfectly okay with being single and that she’s surrounded by friends who love and support her.
Selena Gomez’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (December 2022), Selena Gomez does not have any children yet. The singer recently confirmed that she cannot have children if she wants to conceive them naturally due to her mental disorder as it could increase and cause severe damage to her health and that of her baby.