From child TV star to singer to executive producer, Selena Gomez has done more in her life. Selena is one of the biggest stars of her generation and earned her the big bucks through various sources.
Here are some of the facts you didn’t know about Selena Gomez. Scroll down to know more about her current relationship, net worth, and age.
Selena Gomez: Birthday
Selena Marie Gomez was born on 22 July 1992 to Amanda Cornett and Riceardo Gomez in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her mother is known as Mandy, gave birth to Selena at the age of 16.
Back on July 22, 2018, she celebrated her 26 birthday with a Pasta Party on a yacht what seemed to be some Italian-themed. She shared several pictures of her birthday on IG and also her fans wished a ‘Happy Birthday.’
One of her friends posted Polaroids that read “Buon Compleann” rather than “Happy Birthday” and also her assistant, Theresa Mingus shared photos of a sunset taken in from on the water.
On her special day, Taylor Swift said a “Happy Birthday” with a cake on her Instagram stating,
“Will I let distance stop me from celebrating my best friend’s birthday?”
On the cake, “Gomez or go home,” along with Gomez’s age, 26, surrounded by a heart.
— Taylor Swift Web (@TaySwiftdotcom) July 22, 2018
A Start on the Small Screen
Barney & Friends wouldn’t be the same without Selena sharing the screen. Gomez began her career in show business n 2001 in which she played as Gianna. Later she dropped the series and appeared with a small role in the movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over in 2003 and as Julie on Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire in 2005.
In the year 2006, she played as Emily Grace Garcia in Brain Zapped and even recorded a song for the show. That same year, she made a guest appearance as Gwen in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody on the Disney Channel. Then she got more work from Disney and cast as Alex Russo in the show Wizards of Waverly Place in 2007.
She lent her voice in an animated movie Hotel Transylvania in 2012. Following year, she starred alongside James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens in Harmony Korine’s comedic crime thriller Spring Breakers and co-starred with Ethan Hawke in the action thriller Getaway.
In 2014, she featured in the comedy with Mary-Louise Parker, Behaving Badly.
She wowed us with her adorable looks, endless charm and her talent, Gomez became an instant fan favorite soon spreading her wings into the music world.
During 2017, Gomez became an executive producer of the hit Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why.” Although the show was criticized and went on for a second season in 2018. Netflix announced via Instagram that the show will return for a third season in 2019.
Music in Our Ears
Her acting impresses fans all of the ages, so does she flair for music. She recorded three songs for her movie Another Cinderella Story and for the animated movie Tinker Bell. Selena and Demi Lovato made a duet song One and the Same as well as recorded four songs for Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.
In 2008, she signed with Hollywood Records and released her debut album Kiss and Tell in September 2009. Gomez had a cameo in Jonas Brothers’ single Burnin Up which released in 2008.
In 2013, she released a lead single Come & Get It from her solo album Star Dance, became Gomez’s first top ten entry on the Billboard Hot 100. Released her second solo album Revival, debuted at number 1 on Billboard 200.
She also contributed vocals for Hotel Transylvania 2 and joined as a mentor for Gwen Stefani’s team in the season nine of The Voice. Her other tracks are Bad Liar, It Ain’t Me and also teamed with rapper Gucci Mane for Fetish and Marshmello for Wolves.
In 2018, Selena dropped the track Back to You for Netflix’s teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why and reprised her role as Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 3 and is set to voice a character in the upcoming The Voyage of Dr. Doolittle which would be released in 2019.
In September 2018, Gome and Zyan released a collaborative music video You & I which has garnered over 1.5 million views on YouTube and also featured on DJ Snake’s Song “Taki Taki.”
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Reportedly, in early 2014, Gomez had been battling lupus, an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and cause inflammation, swelling, and damage to the joints, skin, kidneys, blood, heart, and lungs for two years.
The award-winning singer and actress revealed in September 2017, she had undergone a kidney transplant due to complications from lupus. Her best friend and kidney donor Francia Raísa said that the kidney transplant that was supposed to save the singer almost killed her.
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I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith
A month later, she told TODAY,
“She lived with me in this interesting time where my kidneys were just done. That was it and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking somebody to do that was really difficult for me. And she volunteered and did it. The fact that she was a match, I mean, that’s unbelievable.”
She thanked her roommate and best friend, Raisa for saving her life. In November 2017, she performed at the American Music Award and drew some criticism for her lip-synced performance. Though others support her overall.
She raised more than $500,000 to research for the disease and was honored at the Lupus Research Alliance Annual Gala in New York. On November 30, 2017, Gomez was named woman of the year at the annual Billboard Women in a Music event.
Selena Gomez’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million dollars.
Selena made her fortune from her music sales and her acting skill. Outside of her music and Hollywood, she a spokesperson for multiple brands including Puma and a major Instagram Influencer.
She has collaborated with the luxury brand coach like handbags which launched in late August 2018. Back in 2018, she was most followed person on Instagram, beating out Kylie Jenner, Beyonce, and other famous celebrities. Selena Gomez is the second highest-paid celebrity on Instagram just behind Kylie Jenner.
On-and-off Relationship with Justin Bieber
Every relationship has many ups and downs, but here we’re talking about Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber that’s approximately seven years of roller-coaster emotions.
Selena and Justin sparked dating in 2010 and captured the heart of their both fans and named the couple as Jelena. At that time, both of them were the most famous young stars.
Jelena stepped out for the first time on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2011. But unluckily, the two broke up in 2012 because Justin was unfaithful in the relationship.
They had an on-and-off relationship. After breaking up, Justin has linked up with several beauties and in 2018, he revealed that he married to a model Hailey Baldwin in a private ceremony.
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Selena dated Canadian singer, The Weekend; real name is Abel Tesfaye from January to October 2017.
Is Selena Gomez dating Ryan Gracia?
Selena Gomez has been working on herself continuously after she took a break from Instagram in September 2018 and spent some time in rehab. She was spotted leaving a Pilates class in Los Angeles on January 8, 2019.
The 20 years old, boxing star, Rayn Garcia told TMZ he would like to take the Texan out on a date. Ryan told,
“She’s single so lemme shoot my shot.”
He then seemed to speak to Gomez:
‘Lemme take you out! I would protect you, you know?’
Social Media Profile
Selena Gomez has filled her Instagram with several photos and videos of her concerts and tours. She has amassed over 144 million fan followings. She is also on Twitter and Facebook as well.
She is the most followed celebrity on Instagram after Kylie Jenner.
Full Name: Selena Marie Gomez
Date of Birth: July 22, 1992
Born: Grand Prairie, TX
Occupation: Singer, actress, producer
Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Age: 26 Years
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