Date of birth
22nd July, 1992
1st January, 1970
Selena Gomez (born 22.07.1992)
Selena Gomez is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel's 'Wizards of Waverly Place'.
Net worth: Selena Gomez net worth was estimated at $10 million according to Networthq (2014).
Childhood: Selena Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her parents are Amanda Teefey, a stage actress, and Ricardo Gomez but they divorced when she was 5 and she was then raised by her mother. She was named after Mexican singer Selena and she developed an interest in acting from watching her mother act. She was homeschooled as a child. Her first acting roles were on children's TV program 'Barney & Friends' and 'Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over'.
Acting career: Selena Gomez had small roles in 'Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire', 'Brain Zapped', 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody' and 'Hannah Montana' after being scouted by the Disney Channel. She was cast in 'Wizards of Waverly Place' in 2007 as Alex Russo and the show immediately became a hit. In 2008, she appeared in 'Another Cinderella Story' alongside Drew Seeley and had a minor voiceover role in 'Horton Hears a Who!'. In 2009, she starred in Ramona and Beezus and made an appearance in Demi Lovato's show, 'Sonny with a Chance'. They were then both in 'Princess Protection Program' which became the third most watched Disney Channel Original Movie of the time. Also in that year, she shot 'Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie'. In 2010, 'Wizards of Waverly Place' won an Emmy award and the movie later won then another. In 2011, she was reported to be making a cameo appearance in the Muppets film and the final season of 'Wizards.' ended. In that year she also co-hosted the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards and the 2011 MTV EMAs. In 2012 she voiced the character of Mavis in 'Hotel Transylvania'. In 2013, appeared in 'Spring Breakers' alongside James Franco. She had a brief role in the Eli Roth horror 'Aftershock' that same year, and joined Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight in the thriller 'Getaway'. She was also in the film 'Rudderless' directed by William H. Macy.
Other career ventures: Selena Gomez recorded four songs for the 'Wizards of Waverly Place' soundtrack. She also recorded a 'Cruella de Vil' cover in 2008 for compilation album 'DisneyMania 6' as well as 'Tinker Bell' soundtrack song 'Fly to Your Heart' and signed up with Hollywood Records. In 2009, she formed a pop band called Selena Gomez & the Scene. They released a Gold certified debut album called 'Kiss & Tell'. In 2011, the band was reported to have sold 1,354,000 albums in the US. In 2012, the band took a hiatus so Selena could focus on her acting career. She then released a single called 'Better Without You' on March 18th 2013 which she and Taylor Swift wrote. Single 'Come & Get It' soon followed, and then solo album 'The Stars Dance' which became her first number one. She was part of Sears back-to-school fashion campaign. In 2008, she launched the production company, 'July Moon Productions', and became a spokesperson for Borden Milk and State Farm Insurance. In 2010, she launched her new fashion line, 'Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez', using eco-friendly materials and teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos. In 2011, she started development of her own fragrance with Adrenalina. In 2012, she partnered with Case-Mate creating fashionable custom phone cases. She has been involved with many charities including DoSomething.org, RAISE Hope For Congo, environment campaign Disney's Friends for Change, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and UNICEF for which she was named spokesperson in 2008 and participated in projects such as going to Ghana in 2009 to witness the poor standard of life for children in poverty.
Personal life: Selena Gomez used to date 'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner after meeting him while filming 'Ramona and Beezus'. In 2011, she was confirmed to be dating teen popstar Justin Bieber. However, their relationship ended in 2012; though, there was a brief reconciliation before they split for a second time. As of Spring 2014, it seems the couple had reunited once again. Selena is an animal lover and owns six rescue dogs. She cancelled her Stars Dance Tour dates in Australia and Asia stating that she needed to spend time with her family. It was later reported that she had been receiving therapy at a treatment center in Arizona, but it was stressed that substance abuse was not the reason behind it.
A post-operation complication meant that emergency surgery was required to save Gomez's life.
Francia Raisa, who donated one of her kidneys to save Selena Gomez’s life, has revealed that her best friend “could have died” when a complication occurred after the transplant operation.
The 25 year former Disney star underwent the operation in the summer of 2017 after battling with the autoimmune condition lupus, a disease that attacks the body’s health tissues and organs and which left her in need of a new kidney.
Discussing her post-operation recovery in W magazine this week, 29 year old actress Raisa said: “I didn’t want to eat, I didn’t want to drink anything.”
Selena and Justin only reunited in November last year, and are still together even though they're spending a bit of time away from each other.
Justin and Selena is one of the longest running on/off romances in pop culture, and the pair surprised everyone by getting back together back in November last year, soon after Gomez had split up with her then-boyfriend The Weeknd. Over the next few months, they splashed out on a number of lavish holidays and getaways together, travelling to Laguna Beach, Mexico, Seattle and Jamaica.
However, the young couple are now apparently on a break but are still on speaking terms, according to new reports from E! News, having been experiencing “issues” with their relationship being back in the public eye.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber "On A Break"
Gomez, who has consistently been vocal on the issue of mental health, spoke about her struggles in a new Harper's Bazaar interview.
Selena Gomez has opened up about her battles with anxiety and depression, admitting that she doesn’t believe she’ll ever “overcome” them and that she’ll likely have to keep them at bay “for the rest of my life”.
The 25 year old actress and singer has had a pretty eventful last 12 months since returning to the public eye. She re-emerged at the start of 2017 following a social media blackout, disappeared again for what turned out to be a life-saving kidney transplant, split up with her boyfriend The Weeknd, only to get back together again with her ex, Justin Bieber.
The former Disney star sat down with Harper’s Bazaar to shoot the cover for the magazine’s March issue recently, and told the interviewer about her current priorities.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez May Never "Overcome" Her Anxiety And Depression Struggles
The singer’s family were reported to be unhappy about her reunion with ex Justin Bieber.
The singer and her mother were believed to be on bad terms after Selena reunited with her ex, but according to E! News, the family’s problems run much deeper than their distrust of Justin.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Has Had 'Strained Relationship' With Mom For Three Years
Mandy has checked in to a hospital for her own welfare.
This has been a particularly rough year for Selena Gomez. Not only has she had a Lupus diagnosis and a kidney transplant to contend with, but now she's on bad terms with her mother because of a disagreement over her reunion with Justin Bieber. Now her mother has been hospitalised for her own emotional welfare.
It was reported earlier this week that the 25-year-old and her mother Mandy had unfollowed each other on Instagram, days after the latter was rushed to hospital for a voluntary welfare check-up following a 'heated' dispute with her daughter according to TMZ.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez's Mom Hospitalised After Bieber Row
It has been reported mother and daughter have unfollowed each other on Instagram
The relationship of pop princess Selena Gomez and ‘bad boy’ singer Justin Bieber has not always been smooth sailing and it seems the pair are now officially entering into a "serious" reunion. However, not everyone is happy with that: including the Naturally singer’s mother, Mandy Teefey.
TMZ reported that 41-year-old Mandy was hospitalised last week following a "heated" debate with her daughter about Selena and Justin giving their on-off relationship a go at being on again.
Is she upset over a teddy bear?
Selena Gomez is finding life in the spotlight increasingly difficult these days and, despite recently being named the most-followed person on Instagram once again, she has decided to make her account private as she deals with the pressures of fame. What has caused her most recent stress is unconfirmed, but there are clues.
Last week, the 25-year-old was named the most-followed person on Instagram for the second consecutive year with a massive 130 million followers. She was also named Billboard's Woman of the Year, but since then something has happened to deeply upset her.
Continue reading: Why Has Selena Gomez Gone Private On Social Media?
Selena Gomez arrives on the red carpet at the 2017 British Fashion Awards which were held at the Royal Albert Hall. Winners included Model of the Year Adwoa Aboah, Style Icon Donatella Versace, Designer of the Year Raf Simons and Stella McCartney with the Special Recognition Award For Innovation. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th December 2017
Selena Gomez spotted leaving BBC Radio One studios. She can be seen posing for selfies with her fans and signing autographs before heading to her car - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th December 2017
Gomez won Billboard's Woman of the Year award, and chose to pay tribute to her friend who donated a kidney to her.
Selena Gomez has paid a tearful tribute to her friend Francia Raisa, who donated a kidney to her earlier this year, while making an acceptance speech at Billboard’s Women In Music event.
Gomez accepted Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year award at a star-studded event in Los Angeles on Thursday evening (November 30th). Touchingly, she received the award from Raisa herself, who has been Selena’s closest friend and confidant for nearly a decade, and she struggled to hold back her emotions as she paid tribute to her in her opening remarks.
“I think Francia should be getting this award,” the 25 year old star said, breaking down in tears. “She saved my life… I feel incredibly lucky.”
The singer will be honoured at an awards’ ceremony next week.
Selena Gomez has celebrated being named Billboard’s Woman of the Year with a sexy photo shoot which sees her posing in a black tuxedo jumpsuit by Mulger.
The singer and actress was announced as this year’s recipient last month and will be honoured at the annual Women in Music gala on November 30.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Suits Up As Billboard's Woman Of The Year
The web of revenge and deceit seems to run deep
It seems that Katy Perry knows how to hold a grudge - following years of an alleged feud with fellow singer Taylor Swift it has now been suggested the I Kissed a Girl hitmaker went on a date with The Weeknd in revenge after his own ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, stepped out with her ex, Orlando Bloom.
The Sun reported that sources closest to the star revealed it was an act of 'revenge' after The Weeknd's ex Selena Gomez embarrassed Katy, 33, by joining her own ex Orlando Bloom for dinner one night in May while they were still together.
Continue reading: Is Katy Perry Date The Weeknd As Revenge On Selena Gomez?