Selena Gomez Biography – Life, Tattoos, Net Worth, Career, Relationships

“Oh, why don’t you recognize I’m so rare?” – Oh no, we recognize you, Selena! A multi-talented, kind woman in Hollywood. Let’s know more of her story.

Full Name Selena Marie Gomez
Birthdate July 22, 1992
Birthplace Gran Prairie, Texas, U.S.
Age 28 years old
Father Ricardo Joel “Rick” Gomez
Mother Amanda “Mandy” Teefey
Height 5’5″ or 165.1 cm
Weight 121 lbs or 55 kilograms
Notable Roles Wizards of Waverly Place
Occupation Actress, Television Producer, Singer-Songwriter
Net Worth $75 million


A daringly cute actress, singer-songwriter, and producer who was born and nurtured in Texas. If you know Selena that long, her first appearance is in the series Barney & Friends.

She was more recognized when she appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place, an Emmy Award-winning television series of Disney Channel. After this, she starred in several movies and television series.

As a singer, Selena released three albums with her former band and another three albums as a solo artist. All of her solo albums debuted at the top of Billboard 200, while 8 of her singles earned top-ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

Early Life of Selena Gomez

Young Selena with her parents
Young Selena with her parents

Selena, born as Selena Marie Gomez, was given birth by Amanda Dawn Cornett and Ricardo Joel Gomez on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She’s named after the singer Selena Quintanilla. Selena is an American-Mexican descent, his father is a Mexican, while her mother has Hispanic heritage.

Unfortunately, when Selena was five years old, her parents got divorced and she stayed with her mother. With their parents’ second marriages, she had two younger siblings– Gracie Elliot from her maternal side, and Victoria Gomez from his father.

Selena witnessed the struggles of her mother. Amanda was 16 years old when she had Selena. They struggled financially, and Selena can recall how frustrated she felt as her parents were not together and it was only her mom who worked hard to provide the best life for her.”

She had an interest in the entertainment industry as she witnesses her mother prepare for stage productions. That’s when she audition for various roles and landed in Barney and Friends, where she met Demi Lovato.

Career Journey of Selena

Gomez had her recurring role in 2007 when she was cast in the hit series of Disney Channel, Hannah Montana. But, her breakthrough was when she played a role in Wizards of Waverly Place.

With her talent, she voiced animated films, appeared in several TV shows and movies. By the age of 16, Selena signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records label with Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus.

By 2008, Selena had her own production company, the July Moon Productions. She also played a role in a film adaptation of Thirteen Reasons Why novel, but it was not pursued.

She continued to shine through the years, from her recovery on her battle against Lupus, she released an album. It became a hit just like her other singles.

In August 2020, Selena announced that she will star in the series Only Murders In the Building. Also, she announced that she will have a collaboration with the South Korean girl group, Blackpink.

Selena Gomez’s Lupus Battle

Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa
When Francia donated her kidney to Selena

In January 2014, Selena was fighting for her life against lupus, an autoimmune disease that could be fatal to one’s health. She is battling with it for more than 2 years. In 2017, her condition advanced and she had to undergo a kidney transplant. Luckily, her roommate and best friend, Francia Raisa, donated her kidney to Selena.

Selena shared her life-changing experience in an NBC News interview with Savannah Guthrie. It was difficult for her to ask for a kidney– I mean, that would be awkward, right? Luckily, Francia volunteered. It’s heaven-sent that they are a match!

She recovered well and has an upcoming single release with the BlackPink. Her efforts in recovery are paying off. Now, she is helping the Lupus Research Alliance.

Dating History of Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez - Justin Bieber
Selena and Justin Bieber

Did Selena get away from her same old love? Well, we all know who it is– Justin Bieber! But, who are the other guys she dated?

Nick Jonas (2008)

Nick, who is now married to Priyanka Chopra, was rumored that he and Selena were dating. However, this remained unconfirmed.

Until Nick filmed an interview with Grimshaw at BBC Radio 1. He confessed that he and Selena were once a couple. The rumors started when they were seen together in Central Park, but walked 20-feet apart.”

Taylor Lautner (2009)

Although Taylor and Selena remain friends to this day, they have a short-lived romance. It was when both of them had work in Vancouver. Taylor was shooting for Twilight while Gomez is filming her scenes for Ramona and Beezus.

Justin Bieber (December 2010 to April 2014)

In 2010, Justin and Selena were seen at IHOP grabbing some pancakes. Romantic, aren’t they? At first, Selena denied the rumors, she even emphasized that “it was just pancakes.” But, they went public in 2011 when they attended the Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

“Jelena.” as what their shippers name them, continued to date on-and-off until April 2014. They had a fight over a “third” party. Well, she flipped out over the Kylie Jenner’s photos on Justin’s phone.

Zedd (January to March 2015)

Selena and Zed had an instagrammable-worthy relationship in the past after they had a song collaboration. However, their relationship did not blossom as some expected it to be.

Niall Horan (December 2015)

They were spotted together having a good time on multiple dates. Niall and Selena were seen kissing at Dewan’s birthday party. However, these rumors were denied. And in the late months of 2019, Horan cleared himself that he is very much single.

Samuel Krost (January 2016)

Samuel is a friend of Gigi Hadid whom Selena dated from the late months of 2015 to early 2016. He described their relationship as real. Even though they went on separate ways. But, he later deleted his posts.

Charlie Puth (March 2016)

They had a casual fling after their collaboration song, and Charlie took it seriously. Their relationship was short-lived yet impactful for Puth.

Selena Gomez - The Weeknd
Selena and The Weeknd

The Weeknd (January to October 2017)

The Weeknd had a on-and-off relationship with Bella Hadid. It was rumored that Selena was a rebound of his messy relationship with Hadid. However, the two proved in their almost a year relationship that their bond was romantic and nice. However, they put it to an end because of their complicated schedules.

Justin Bieber (October 2017 to March 2018)

Without a doubt, it is Bieber again. They were seen together having breakfast and were continuously spotted in public for the next several months. However, they were rumored to have broken up again, and Bieber was dating his now-wife Hailey Baldwin.

In October 2019, her long list of lovers have put into a halt. She confirmed that she has been single for the past 2 years. Who do you think Selena will date next?

Net Worth of Selena Gomez

As of 2020, Selena’s estimated net worth is $75 million. She did not grow up in a wealthy family. Her mother had to work multiple jobs a day to sustain their daily needs. She even told an interview about how her mother comforts her during her rough childhood years. That’s why she loves her the most.

Selena started doing her passion and chasing her dreams when she’s still young. By her teenage years, she already nailed her name in Hollywood.

Also See: Ben Affleck – Net Worth, Tattoo, Movies, Wife & Biography

Interesting Facts about Selena Gomez

  • Selena’s paternal grandparents were undocumented immigrants. Yet, she acknowledges the issue as bravery and initiative of her family.
  • Although she is one of the most-followed people on Instagram, she is not a fan of it. Selena does not feel good about herself when she looks into Instagram. As she said, it makes her feel depressed. Instead, she has it on someone else’s phone, and when she wants to share something with her fans, that’s when she will only open her account.
  • Selena is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Instead of getting sad about it, she sees it as a “relief,” for her it makes her better understand herself.
  • She stopped making sexy music videos for her little sister. Selena feels embarrassed because her sister saw her performance in the “Hands to Myself” music video.
  • Selena had a minimal tattoo below her right ear. It says “rare”, it might be in relation to her new album. But, she explained why “rare” means embracing how unique you are as a person.
  • She had a fatal kidney transplant.

Selena Gomez and Her Tattoos

Gomez is known to have at least 10 minimal tattoos:

Selena Number 4 Tattoo on ElbowShe has a matching tattoo with her closest friends, she had the number 4 on her right arm below the elbow. Meanwhile, her other 3 friends who also had this tattoo to represent their unity.

Selena and Number 1 tattoo on sideGomez had a matching tattoo with her best friend, Barry, they had the number 1 tattooed on their sides. It symbolizes their oneness.

selena-gomez-13-reasons-why-semicolon-tattooSelena had a semicolon tattoo on her wrist after she became the executive producer of 13 reasons why. The tattoo means “to continue.”

selena-gomez-sunshine-foot-tattooShe has a tattoo of the word sunshine written on top of her right foot. She had this for her grandmother.

You will notice a lower-case letter g tattoo on the behind of Selena’s left ear. It represents the name of her baby sister, Gracie.

selena-gomez-hip-tattooSelena has an Om symbol on her left hip, it is a sacred symbol that means mindfulness, meditation, and peacefulness.

selena-gomez-god-hip-tattooShe has a tattoo on her side that says God who strengthens me. It is from her favorite passage.

selena-gomez-arabic-side-tattooSelena’s fourth tattoo in Arabic writing that means “love yourself first.”

selena-gomez-roman-numeral-neck-tattooOne of her earliest tattoos was a roman numeral tattooed at the back of her neck. Some say it is a tribute to her mother, as the roman numeral LXXVI is the birth year of her mother.

Selena’s first-ever tattoo was a minimal music note on the side of her wrist. It is in relation to her name and career.

I guess Selena is fond of minimal tattoos!

People Ask About Selena Gomez

We have some tea prepared for you– these are some of the things most people are talking about Selena Gomez.

Did Justin abuse Selena?

In an interview with Elle, Justin Bieber shared how he “abused” his relationships with Selena. He claims to be addicted to drugs at the age of 19 which led him to abuse his relationships. He became resentful and disrespectful to women.

Are Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber still friends?

Bieber and Selena have been in an on-and-off relationship before. But, after their last breakup in 2018, they were not seen together. Maybe they are talking in private. But, so far, there are no signs, and Justin is happily married now with Hailey.

Who is Selena Gomez’s best friend?

Francia Raisa is Selena’s best friend who donated her kidney when Selena suffered from Lupus.