Selena Gomez

LOS ANGELES – APR 27: Selena Gomez at the We Day California 2017 at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, CA Photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Selena Marie Gomez

Place of Birth: Grand Prairie, Tarrant, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 22, 1992

*father – Mexican
*mother – Italian, possibly other

Selena Gomez is an American singer, actress, producer, businessperson, and fashion designer. Her roles include the films Another Cinderella Story, Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo, Spring Breakers, Getaway, Rudderless, Behaving Badly, The Fundamentals of Caring, In Dubious Battle, The Dead Don’t Die, A Rainy Day in New York, and, in voice role, Hotel Transylvania, and its sequels; and Dolittle (2020); and the series Barney & Friends, Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena + Chef, and Only Murders in the Building. She has released music as part of the band Selena Gomez & the Scene, including the songs “Who Says” and “Love You Like a Love Song,” and as a solo artist, including the songs “Come & Get It,” “Good for You,” “Same Old Love,” “Hands to Myself,” “Love You to Love Me,” and, in a featured role, “Calm Down.” She founded the film/television production company July Moon Productions, cosmetics company Rare Beauty, and makeup, clothing, handbag, and fragrance lines. She has been a UNICEF ambassador, and worked with charities focusing on mental health and gender, racial, and LGBT issues.

She is the daughter of Mandy Dawn (Cornett), a stage actress, and Ricardo Joel Gomez. Her father is of Mexican descent, with roots in Monterrey. Her mother was adopted by Debbie Jean (Gibson) and David Michael Cornett, and was raised in Texas. Selena has stated that, later in life, her mother found out that, by birth, she “has Italian roots.” It is not clear if her mother is of fully or partially Italian background; she has been referred to as both in press reports. Selena’s mother’s adoptive parents are mostly of British Isles descent. David was born in Texas, and is the son of Ernest William Cornett and Helen Elizabeth Spangler. Debbie is the daughter of J. C. Gibson and Lois Maybell Pierce.

Selena’s parents separated when she was five years old, and her mother later married Brian Teefy.

She was named after Tejano singer and actress Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Selena has released a Spanish-language EP.

Selena’s paternal grandfather is named José Ricardo Gómez.

Selena’s paternal grandmother is named María Eugenia “Mary” Ramos.


Selena mentions her mother’s Italian background –

Genealogy of Selena Gomez –

Genealogy of Selena Gomez (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Gomez in 2011, PHOTO BY DFree/BIGSTOCK.COM


Curious about ethnicity

457 Responses

  1. nika676767 says:

    I think it should be written that she is Mexican ( Spanish, Indigenous), because by looking at her father and grandparents it is obvious that she has some native american blood.

  2. Manila says:

    María’s middle name is Eugenia, based on Selena’s father Ricardo’s birth record.

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