Selena Gomez Parents: All About Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Joel Gomez

Rick, her biological father, is from Mexico and met the singer’s mother in high school in Texas. 

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Singer Selena Gomez PHOTO/E! Online

Selena Gomez is a multi-talented American actress, singer, producer and businesswoman known for her roles in TV shows like Wizards of Waverly Plae and the series, Only Murders in the Building.

She started her career as a child actress, transitioned into music with hits like Lose You to Love Me, and is actively involved in mental health advocacy.

Selena is also the founder of Rare Beauty and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, recognized for her achievements in music, acting and philanthropy.


Selena’s parents are Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Joel Gomez, also known as Rick.

Mandy is a producer and was married to Rick when Selena was born.

They divorced when Selena was five, and Mandy later married Brian Teefey in 2006.

Brian, Selena’s stepfather, is a talent manager and has managed Selena in the past.

Rick, Selena’s biological father, is from Mexico and met Selena’s mother in high school in Texas.

He was relatively absent from Selena’s life growing up, and Selena has two half-sisters and one stepbrother from her parents’ subsequent marriages.

How did Selena Gomez become famous?

Selena became famous as a child actress, starring in the children’s television series Barney & Friends.

She later transitioned into music, releasing hit singles like Come & Get It and Good for You as a solo artist, and being part of the band Selena Gomez & the Scene.

Selena has also acted in various films and TV shows, including Wizards of Waverly Place, Spring Breakers and the series Only Murders in the Building.

She has won numerous awards for her work in music and acting, and has been a UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 2009.

Selena is also known for her philanthropy and advocacy for mental health, gender, racial and LGBT equality.

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Selena Gomez with her mother PHOTO/People


Selena started her career at the age of 10 with a role in the children’s TV show, Barney & Friends.

This early exposure led to her being cast in various Disney productions, including Wizards of Waverly Place, where she played the lead role of Alex Russo.

This show ran from 2007 to 2012 and solidified her presence in the acting world.

In 2009, Selena formed the pop-rock band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which released three studio albums and had hits like Naturally and Love You Like A Love Song.

The band’s success allowed Selana to establish herself in the music industry and expand her fanbase.

After the band’s disbandment in 2012, Selena pursued a solo music career, releasing her debut solo album, Stars Dance, in 2013.

Her subsequent albums, Revival and Rare, showcased her growth as an artist and her ability to adapt to changing musical trends.

These albums produced hit singles like Good For You, Same Old Love and Lose You To Love Me, further solidifying her status as a pop icon.

In addition to her acting and music careers, Selena has ventured into production, creating the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, and the cooking show, Selena + Chef.

She has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including her work with the Lupus Research Alliance and her mental health advocacy.


Selena has received a total of 244 wins and 578 nominations throughout her career.

She gained prominence for her lead role as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, earning her the ALMA Award, two Teen Choice Awards for Best Comedy TV Actress and three NAACP Image Awards nominations.

Selena has also won the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress five times in a row and holds the record for the most Kids’ Choice Awards wins (12) for an individual.

Her performance in the film Another Cinderella Story earned her a Young Artist Award.

For her voice role in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise, she won a People’s Choice Award and was nominated as producer for a Children’s and Family Emmy Award.

Selena’s debut solo album, Stars Dance, spawned the MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video-winning, Come & Get It.

She has also won the Chart-Topper Award at the Billboard Women in Music event, the iHeartRadio Music Award for Biggest Triple Threat and the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.

In 2017, Selena was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year.

She has also been recognized with various awards for her music and acting, as well as for her philanthropy and advocacy.

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