A former fixture in the Disney universe of TV shows, movies and music, Selena Gomez has since made a name for herself as a solo artist and philanthropist.
With her former band Selena Gomez & the Scene, she attained the top-ten on the US Billboard 200, with her albums Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010) and When the Sun Goes Down (2011). As a solo artist, Gomez has released the two number-one albums Stars Dance (2013) and Revival (2015). She has also earned six top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100: “Come & Get It”, “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, “Good for You” with ASAP Rocky, “Same Old Love”, “Hands to Myself”, and “It Ain’t Me”, with Kygo. In 2017, Billboard reported that Selena Gomez has sold over 7 million albums also 22 million singles worldwide.
Selena Marie Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas on July 22, 1992, to Ricardo Joel Gomez and former stage actress Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett.
When Gomez was born, her mother was sixteen years old. Her family had financial troubles during her childhood, with her mother struggling to provide for the pair. At one point, Gomez recalled, they had to search for quarters just to get gas for their car. Her mother later recalled that the two would frequently walk to their local dollar store to purchase spaghetti for dinner. Gomez stated, “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. I’m terrified of what I would have become if I’d stayed in Texas.” She later added that “My mom was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me.”
Gomez had a close relationship with her grandparents as a child, and appeared in various pageants growing up. Her grandparents often took care of her while her parents finished their schooling, and the pair went as far as stating that they “raised her” up until she found success in the entertainment industry.
Past life and Career:
Gomez began her career in show business in 2001 when she performed on the popular children’s program Barney & Friends as Gianna. Dropped from the series after two years, Gomez auditioned for other shows without much success.
In 2006, Gomez guest starred as Gwen in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody on the Disney Channel. Earning more work from Disney, Gomez was tapped to play the evil Mikayla for the Hannah Montana series. She then landed her first starring role when the channel cast her as Alex Russo in the show Wizards of Waverly Place in 2007. The hit series ran until 2012.
In 2008, Gomez made her first animated movie, Horton Hears a Who!, and starred in the ABC Family movie Another Cinderella Story with fellow Disney Channel actor Andrew Seeley. Selena filmed two projects for the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise as well. The first was Princess Protection Program, released in 2009 and also starring Demi Lovato. Later in 2009, she starred in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.
Along with her acting, Gomez focused on her burgeoning music career by recording a cover of “Cruella de Vil” for DisneyMania 6 in 2008. She also recorded three tunes for the soundtrack to her movie Another Cinderella Story and a song for the animated movie Tinker Bell. Other feature film contributions included the single “One and the Same” for Princess Protection Program as a duet with Lovato, as well as four songs for the soundtrack to Wizards of Waverly Place: The movie.
Gomez enjoyed more success in 2017 with such acclaimed tracks as “Bad Liar” and “It Ain’t Me,” a collaboration with Norwegian DJ Kygo. She also teamed with rapper Gucci Mane for “Fetish” and the mysterious Marshmello for “Wolves.”
In 2018 she released the track “Back to You” for Netflix’s teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why. She also revived her role as Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 3 and is set to voice a character in the upcoming The Voyage of Dr. Doolittle (2019).
Gone through Lupus:
In early January 2014, it was reported that Gomez had been battling lupus. (This is an autoimmune disease that can cause facial swelling, fatigue, headaches and joint pain — for more than two years.)
On September 14, 2017, she announced via Instagram that she had withdrawn from public events during the previous few months because she had received a kidney transplant from actress and friend Francia Raisa. During the transplant, Gomez broke an artery. An emergency surgery was conducted to build a new artery using a vein from her leg.
Now overcoming all up’s and downs she has reached the peak of popularity. now Selena is the most followed user on Instagram.
Selena is just keeping us on our toes when it comes to her love life, we’re taking a look back at her rumored and confirmed flames. Keep scrolling to remember all the guys Selena has been linked to.
The “Starboy” singer and Selena were caught kissing in Los Angeles in January 2017. The photos spoke for themselves — and Bella Hadid, The Weeknd’s ex-girlfriend, was having none of it. In April 2017, the pair went official by posting photos of each other on Instagram.
Charlie and Selena first met at the 2015 MTV VMAs. Currently Charlie is going on tour with Selena this Summer, and according to US Weekly, the duo is already getting really close. “It’s not serious, but she’s super into him,” a source told the mag.
Niall and his One Direction bandmates presented Selena with the award for best pop video back at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Since then, the band has taken a break and Niall has reportedly been cozying up to Selena.
Selena and Justin had a five-year roller-coaster romance filled with ups and downs, which officially ended in 2015.
Selena and Nick briefly dated for a few months in 2008, sending Jonas Brothers fans into a frenzy.
Currently Although they broke up five years ago, Selena recently confirmed Nick’s straight status to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, saying: “I dated him!”
David played Selena’s TV brother on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, and the two remained good friends after the show ended in 2012. They reportedly went on a date back in 2014.
David recently revealed to Teen.com that, although he’s “way behind on” listening to Revival, he’s super “protective” of Selena — and all the women in his life.