Selena Gomez is one of the world's biggest stars.
From the Barney and Friends on the small screen to headline performances at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and sold out world tours, this child star turned singer-and-actress is a woman with the world at her feet.
Read on for 35 fun facts about Selena!
Is Selena Gomez alive?
Yes, Selena Gomez is alive.
How old is Selena Gomez?
Selena Gomez is 26-years-old.
The actress and singer was born July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie Texas in the US.
Is Selena Gomez her real name?
Yes, that is her real name. She was born Selena Marie Gomez.
Selena was named after Tejano singer and actress Selena Quintanilla-Perez who died tragically in 1995.
What is Selena Gomez's nationality?
Selena Gomez is American.
What ethnicity is Selena Gomez?
Her father is of Mexican descent while her mother, who was adopted, has Italian ancestry.
Of her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has said: "My family does has Quinceaneras and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic."
Where did Selena Gomez go to school?
Because of her early start in the entertainment industry, Selena Gomez was homeschooled from an early age.
She reportedly attended Danny Jones Middle School until eighth grade before leaving to focus on her acting career and studying from home.
She earned her high-school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010, Access Online reports.
Who are Selena Gomez parents?
Selena Gomez was born to Ricardo Joel Gomez and former stage actress Amanda Dawn 'Mandy' Cornett.
Her mother gave birth to her when she was just 16-years-old, and her parents divorced when she was five-years-old.
According to Hollywood Life, the family struggled during Selena's childhood, at one point resorting to "searching for quarters just to get gas for their car".
The Disney star has spoken about the close relationship she had with her grandparents who often took care of her while her young parents finished schooling.
Does Selena Gomez have any siblings?
Selena Gomez has two younger half-sisters, Gracie Elliot Teefey, her mother Mandy's daughter with second husband Brian Teefey; and Victoria 'Tori' Gomez through her father Ricardo and his second wife Sara.
Is Selena Gomez religious?
Selena Gomez was raised Catholic.
When she was 13-years-old, her father Ricardo got her a blessed purity ring at her own request.
The popstar stopped wearing the ring in 2010, and in 2017 stated she does not like the term "religion" because it "freaks [her] out".
Of religion, Gomez has said: "I don't know if it's necessarily that I believe in religion, as much as I believe in faith and a relationship with God."
Gomez currently attends Hillsong Church. In 2016, she appeared at Hillsong Young and free concert in Los Angeles.
She also sang Hillsong's worship song Transfiguration on her Revival Tour.
Is Selena Gomez bisexual?
In 2015, the rumour mill went into overdrive with whispers Selena and British model Cara Delevingne were more than close friends.
Girlfriend.com.au reported that Selena found the (untrue) speculation hilarious, saying: "Honestly, I loved it. I didn't mind it. Especially because they weren't talking about other people in my life for once, which was wonderful.
"Honestly, though, she's incredible and very open and she just makes me open. She's so fun and she's just extremely adventurous, and sometimes I just want that in my life, so I didn't mind it. I loved it."
Selena has spoken about questioning her sexuality before, declaring: "I think everybody does, no matter who they are. I think it's healthy to gain a perspective on who you are deep down, question yourself and challenge yourself; it's important to do that."
Is Selena Gomez married?
No, Selena Gomez is not married.
Does Selena Gomez have any children?
No, Selena does not have any children.
Does Selena Gomez have a boyfriend?
In January, PopCrush reported the Bad Liar singer has a new man in her life.
Selena enjoyed a notoriously on-again off-again relationship with popstar Justin Bieber since the two were teenagers, but things were finished for good between the two when Bieber proposed to girlfriend and model Hailey Baldwin in July 2018.
In Touch Weekly claim Selena's new romance is "semi-serious" and sources say she only now feels ready to move on after Justin's marriage to Hailey.
Selena also enjoyed a high profile romance with rapper and singer The Weeknd from the start of January to December 2017.
The famous popstars were photographed kissing on the street in Los Angeles shortly after The Weeknd - real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye - split from his longterm love (and current girlfriend) Bella Hadid.
Reports claimed Selena and The Weeknd called things quits because of distance with Abel on tour and Selena filming a Woody Allen movie with Timothee Chalamet in New York.
Selena has also dated socialite Samuel Krost, who has recently been linked to Gigi Hadid, DJ Anton Zedd, Twilight star Taylor Lautner and Nick Jonas who recently married actress Priyanka Chopra.
Who is Selena Gomez friends with?
In March, Elle reported that Selena was keeping a low profile since slowly returning to social media in December 2018.
And when she did surface, she was photographed spending time with her non-Hollywood childhood friends - including best friend Courtney Barry, Raquelle Stevens, Connar Franklin and Ashley Cook.
Gomez got tattoos of the number one with her closest childhood pals, sharing a photo of the finished ink with her friend Courtney on Instagram.
The only major celebrity she was spotted with was long time BFF Taylor Swift.
Other close friends of the popstar include Petra Collins, who has directed several of Selena's music videos, and former Friends star Jennifer Aniston.
Selena has enjoyed an infamously hot and cold friendship with fellow Disney child star Demi Lovato.
Those she continued to follow included Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, Jessica Alba, stylist Kate Young and her close friend and kidney donor, Francia Raisa.
What is Selena Gomez's net worth?
According to Wealth Gorilla, as of 2019 Selena Gomez's net worth is approximately $60million USD.
Where does Selena Gomez currently live?
In April 2019, Velvet Ropes reported that Selena is currently living in a house in the San Fernando Valley community of Studio City, Los Angeles in California.
The publication claim Gomez bought the mansion in 2017 after leaving her Calabasas house due to a stalker situation.
Selena reportedly purchased her current property for $2.35 million USD.
Has Selena Gomez written a book?
No, Selena Gomez has not written a book.
Who is Selena Gomez' manager?
A 2019 Forbes report says Aleen Keshishian - founder and CEO of Lighthouse Management and Media - is Selena's current manager.
In 2014, Gomez hired Katy Perry's former manager Bradford Cobb after sacking her mother Mandy and stepfather Brian as her managerial team.
What was Selena Gomez' first song?
Released in August 2009, Selena's first song was called Falling Down.
It was the first single released by Selena Gomez and The Scene.
What is Selena Gomez' most popular song?
According to Billboard, Selena's top three hits are Good For You which she recorded with A$AP Rocky, Come and Get It and Love You Like a Love Song which she released with The Scene.
She has also enjoyed major chart success with recent its Fetish (with Gucci Mane), Bad Liar, It Ain't Me and Wolves (with DJ Marshmello).
How many albums does Selena Gomez have?
Before her solo career, Selena Gomez was the front woman of the band Selena Gomez and the Scene.
Together, they released three studio albums: Kiss and Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010) and When the Sun Goes Down (2011).
Solo, Selena has released two studio albums, Stars Dance (2013) and Revival (2015) as well as a compilation album.
How many records has Selena Gomez sold?
In 2017, Billboard reported that Gomez has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide.
What awards has Selena Gomez won?
Selena has won several awards, including an ALMA Award, an American Music Award, two Billboard Women in Music Awards, an iHeartRadio Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, a staggering 16 Teen Choice Awards and 10 Guinness World Records.
What movies has Selena Gomez been in?
Selena Gomez first appeared in Barney and Friends alongside child star and future popstar Demi Lovato.
In 2007, she was given the role of popstar Mikayla in Hanna Montana which Miley Cyrus starred in.
Selena later auditioned for a role in the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place and bagged the lead role of Alex Russo.
In 2015, Gomez starred in Harmony Korine's comedic thriller Spring Breakers with Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson.
In 2017, she revived her role as Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 3 having starred in the two previous films.
She acted as a voice over artist in The Voyage of Dr Doolittle released in 2019.
Off screen, Selena also acts as executive producer on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why alongside Diana Son, Tom McCarthy, Joy Gorman Wettels, Steve Golin, Michael Suga, Kristel Laiblin and her mother, Mandy Teefey, Heatworld reports.
The songstress also covered Yazoo's 1982 hit Only You and the song Kill 'Em With Kindness for the show.
Selena even got a matching tattoo with the cast of 13 Reasons, a graphic of a semi colon (;) which stands for the end of one thought and the beginning of the next.
The show's Tommy Dorfman, who plays Ryan Shaver, revealed: "For us, it means a beginning of another chapter in life, in lieu of ending your life."
Does Selena Gomez have breast implants?
No, Selena does not have breast implants.
Does Selena Gomez have a dog?
Yes, Selena has a dog - in fact, she has an entire army of canine chums!
In 2017, Zimbo reported the popular singer and actress has a particular penchant for rescuing dogs and created a bio on the six pups she cared for at the time.
Her precious pooches include Wallace - who previously suffered from parvo, a viral illness that affects dogs - Fina - a total diva who reportedly won't go to bed without a pillow and blanket - Chazz - who the Disney Channel star found while filming the Wizards of Waverly Place movie in Puerto Rico - Baylor - a husky mix who she found in Canada whilst holidaying with ex Justin Bieber - Chip - a lovable dog she adopted from a shelter - and Willie, a gorgeous labrador who was abandoned by his owners.
Does Selena Gomez smoke?
Back in 2013, Selena Gomez smoked cigarettes for the first time as part of her role in Spring Breakers.
The star told Interview magazine at the time: "I'd never smoked a cigarette before in my entire life - it was really funny, they had to show me how to do it."
The Improper later reported Gomez had taken up the habit off set.
She was pictured smoking at the Coachella Music Festival and was spotted buying cigarettes days after her then-boyfriend Justin Bieber was arrested for drunk driving in 2014, Daily Mail reported.
Selena caused a stir when she was photographed smoking a cigarette with Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom, leading to widespread rumours of a hook up between the famous pair.
Does Selena Gomez have her own fragrance?
Yes, Selena Gomez has her own fragrance.
The Disney darling announced the launch of her first perfume in 2011 and gave fans the chance to help her choose the ingredients by voting for their favourite scent on her official website, SelenaGomez.com.
Her eponymous fragrance Selena Gomez is an Eau de Parfum with notes of raspberry, freesia and vanilla.
It's available to buy on Amazon.
Has Selena Gomez ever been on Ellen?
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, often shorted to Ellen, has hosted Selena Gomez multiple times.
Selena made her Ellen debut on December 10 2009, when presenter Ellen DeGeneres pranked the Disney star in her dressing room.
On September 9 2010, Selena appeared on the show and was quizzed by Ellen about her then-burgeoning relationship with Justin Bieber.
In March 2011, Gomez recorded a video to send to the Ellen Show talking about her musical tour, A Year Without Rain.
In June of that year, Selena was interviewed again and shared some information about her romance with Justin.
She also performed her single Who Says? and hosted a question and answer segment about herself.
In November 2011, she appeared as a guest once more and performed her song Love You Like a Love Song.
Selena Gomez appeared on the Ellen Show twice in September 2012.
In April 2013, she performed her new single Come and Get It and was also interviewed by Sophia Grace and Rosie.
In August of the same year, she was interviewed about how she first met Brad Pitt, her friendship with Taylor Swift and her failed relationship with Justin Bieber.
In October 2014, Selena opened up to Ellen about her battle with the autoimmune condition lupus.
Her most recent Ellen appearance came in 2015 when she was scared by a man dressed up as Taylor Swift.
She also performed her song Same Old Love.
Does Selena Gomez do Yoga?
In January 2018 during the most recent on-again phase of their relationship, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were spotted at an outdoor yoga class in Los Angeles.
Selena's body has been the subject of public discussion since she first appeared on the Disney Channel, and she has faced her fair share of body shaming and cruel trolling over her changing shape.
In January, Byrdie.com spoke to Gomez's trainer Amy Rosoff Davis about how the star was getting fit for her Revival world tour.
Rosoff David revealed she gets the singer to work up a sweat with interval and circuit training while she builds flexibility and posture with yoga, dance and Pilates.
Has Selena Gomez ever been arrested?
Thankfully, in real life Selena Gomez has never been arrested.
But back in 2012, the then-19-year-old actress was photographed wearing a bikini in the back of a police car on the set of her movie Spring Breakers.
In 2015, the singer was seen being placed under faux-arrest and dragged into the back of a police car while filming her latest music video in West Hollywood.
What are Selena Gomez's best fashion moments?
From red carpet glamour to seriously stylish streetwear, Selena Gomez has proven time and again she can pull anything off - and then some.
Some of her most iconic moments come from her off-duty days, including when she stepped out for orange juice in Calabasas, California in February 2018 wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a photo of her namesake, Selena Quintanilla.
Gomez, who is an ambassador for Louis Vuitton and Coach, is regularly spotted toting a designer bag from one of her luxury collaborators.
For her performance at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, the Bad Liar hitmaker wore a custom dress by Louis Vuitton's then creative director Nicholas Ghesquiere.
More recently, she stepped out in an elegant two piece by Louis Vuitton for the premiere of her latest film, The Dead Don't Die, at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Is Selena Gomez on Twitter?
Yes, Selena Gomez is on Twitter as @selenagomez. At the time of writing, she had 57.7 million followers.
Does Selena Gomez wear glasses?
Selena Gomez was far sighted as a child and wore corrective glasses, before switching to discreet contact lenses.
In 2015, the stunning popstar rocked a pair of oversized 1960s inspired glasses for an Instagram selfie which - because she is Selena Gomez - naturally racked up a tidy 2.7 million likes.
Does Selena Gomez have a tattoo?
Popstar Gomez, one of the world's most followed people on Instagram, has a vats selection of tattoos with various meanings.
Selena has an ink of a single quaver, a musical note, on her wrist which she had done in 2012.
Of this tiny tattoo, she said: "I was named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez, and music is obviously a big influence for me."
She also has Roman numerals inscribed on the back of her neck which reads 76 in numeric form. Gomez's tattoo artist Keith McCurdy revealed the number is a tribute to a family member, which many assume to be her mother Amanda as she was born in 1976.
Catholic raised Selena has a phrase from the Bible inked on the top side of her right thigh which she explained means "I can do all the things through Christ who strengthens me".
As previously mentioned, Selena has a semicolon inked on her wrist to symbolise hope for those struggling with mental illness and self harming.
Gomez has an Arabic phrase inked on the middle of her back to the right hand side, which means: "Love yourself first."
The 25-year-old popstar has the spiritual word "Om" inked on her left hip in the unusual variation "X31". In Hinduism, this symbolises a state of calmness and gratitude towards God.
Selena has the letter G inked behind her left ear, which she revealed is a tribute to her little sister Gracie who was born in June 2013.
Selena also has the word sunshine tattooed on her right foot, which she explained is a homage to her grandmother.