Who Is Selena Gomez ?
Whats Inside ?
Selena Marie Gomez is an American pop singer, actress, and producer. She started out as a child actress on the PBS Kids series, Barney & Friends, and soon rose to prominence after appearing in several shows from the Disney channel. Gomez is also a singer, with most of her songs reaching the top spot of the US Billboard charts. She is also one of the hottest personalities in Hollywood today.
Career Focus: Acting, Singing, Producing
Popular Work: Barney & Friends (2002-2015, PBS Kids), Wizards Of Waverly Place (2007-2012, Disney channel), Princess Protection Program (2009, Disney channel), Monte Carlo (2011, Thomas Bezucha), Spring Breakers (2012, Harmony Korine), the Hotel Transylvania film franchise (2012-Present, Todd Durham), albums Stars Dance (2013) and Revival (2015), member of Selena Gomez & The Scene, producer of Thirteen Reasons Why (2017-Present, Netflix)
Date Of Birth: 22-07-1992
Current State & Country: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Home State & Country: Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
Weight: 130 lbs.
Net Worth Income: $60,000,000
Educational Credentials: Danny Jones Middle School. She was homeschooled during her teen years but still graduated with a diploma.
Gomez has worked with several charitable organizations. At the young age of seventeen, she became a UNICEF ambassador, sponsoring their annual Halloween trick-or-treat campaign. She has traveled to Ghana to see first-hand the stark conditions that the people suffered there, especially the children. They lacked food, clean water, education, and healthcare. Gomez tweeted about the whole experience, calling it ‘life-changing’.
Career History Of Selena Gomez
In 2002, Gomez joined the cast of the hit kiddie show Barney & Friends, playing the role of Gianna. This was Gomez’s first experience in acting. She also struck a friendship with co-star Demi Lovato, who would join her on the Disney channel in their later years. Gomez was released from the show in 2004, after the producers deemed that she was getting too old for the role.
In 2007, Gomez has a recurring role in the popular Disney channel series, Hannah Montana. She played the role of Mikayla, a pop singer who was the arch-rival of the show’s titular character, played by Miley Cyrus. Gomez’s character became a fan favorite. In 2007, Gomez starred as Alex Russo in another Disney channel series called Wizards of Waverly Place. After the show’s success, Gomez and her mother moved to Hollywood. Gomez, alongside close friend Lovato, starred together in the 2009 Disney channel original movie, Princess Protection Program. Allison Liddi-Brown is the director.
Gomez officially ventured into music when she formed Selena Gomez & The Scene. The pop-rock band’s members included Gomez, Joey Clement (bass), Greg Garman (drums), Dane Forrest (keyboards), and Drew Taubenfeld (guitar). Together, they released three albums: Kiss & Tell in 2009, A Year Without Rain in 2010, and When The Sun Goes Down in 2011. The band split after Gomez decided she wanted to continue as a solo artist and improve her acting career.
Gomez returned to acting through the 2011 film Monte Carlo. She starred alongside Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester. Gomez provided the voice of Mavis in the Sony Pictures animated film Hotel Transylvania. It is a franchise created by Todd Durham, with all three films directed by Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack creator, Genndy Tartakovsky. A fourth film comes out in 2021. A year later, Gomez starred in the controversial crime film Spring Breakers. The film also stars James Franco, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, and fellow Disney channel alum, Vanessa Hudgens. Gomez plays a more mature role here compared to her previous films.
On the same year, Gomez released her debut album as a solo artist, called Stars Dance. In 2015, she released her second album, Revival. She is currently working on her third album.
Personal Life Of Selena Gomez
Gomez’s birthday is on July 22, 1992 in Texas. She is half-Mexican – Her parents are Ricardo Joel Gomez and former stage actress Amanda Dawn Cornett. Ricardo named his daughter after the late Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla-Perez. He and Amanda divorced when Gomez was only five years old, and she ended up staying with her mother. Gomez has plenty of half-siblings. She has two younger half-sisters named Gracie (through Amanda’s second marriage to Brian Teefey) and Tori (through Ricardo’s marriage to Sara Gomez). Amanda was only sixteen when she had Gomez. Throughout her childhood, her mother suffered from financial troubles. Gomez is also close to her grandparents, who took care of her while Amanda and Ricardo finished their schooling. As a child, Gomez took part in local pageants and beauty contests.
In 2008, Gomez entered a relationship with fellow Disney Channel star and teen idol, Nick Jonas. Jonas is a member of the pop band, The Jonas Brothers. Their relationship was controversial because there were rumors that Nick Jonas had left his former girlfriend Miley Cyrus for her. Gomez and Jonas split in 2009. In 2010, Gomez began dating another famous teen idol – Justin Bieber. Their relationship was very public, thanks to Bieber’s idol status and huge fanbase. Bieber and Gomez had a rocky relationship. They split in November 2012, then got back together in 2013, only to separate once more a few months later. There were also rumors of them reconciling their relationship in 2014, 2015, and 2017. But in 2018, it seemed like the two of them had split up for good. Bieber’s current wife is model and social media star, Hailey Baldwin.
Gomez has also had relationships with singer The Weeknd, DJ and music producer Zedd, singer and One Direction member Niall Horan, and Twilight star Taylor Lautner.
Net Worth Of Selena Gomez
Gomez has been in the acting business since she was ten years old. She has a reported net worth of over $50 million. A lot of her cash also came from releasing album as part of a band, and as a solo artist. In 2017, Gomez became the highest-paid celebrity on Instagram, gaining at least $80,000 with each sponsored brand. During her stint on the Disney channel show Wizards of Waverly Place, she reportedly made at least $30,000 per episode.
Gomez was also the endorser of several products, including Puma and shampoo brand Pantene. For her contract with Puma, Gomez reportedly received over $30 million. Gomez also did a collaboration with luxury brand Coach, and it’s pretty certain that she obtained a huge amount of cash for that endorsement too. She has also done collaborations with K-Mart, and has released a perfume.
Controversial News On The Life & Career Of Selena Gomez
To the shock of her fans and the media, Gomez checked into a rehab center in 2014, but not for substance abuse. She later confirms that she is sick with lupus, and wanted to take a break from the spotlight to receive chemotherapy. Gomez suffered from anxiety attacks, depression, and panic attacks because of the auto-immune disease. This led her to cancel the Asian and European leg of her Revival tour in 2016. She took another break from the industry and social media, to focus on her mental health. In 2017, Gomez received a kidney transplant from a close friend of hers. But during the surgery, one of her arteries broke and the doctors performed an emergency operation to build one.
Rumors And Frequently Asked Questions About Selena Gomez
It seems like a new Disney channel couple is in the air – High School Musical and The Greatest Showman star Zac Efron and Gomez have recently started following each other on Instagram, causing their respective fans to freak out. However, a representative of Gomez has said that she has no plans to start dating again anytime soon, as her mental and physical health is her priority. Instead, she has been eating healthy, exercising, reading, and spending lots of time with friends and family.