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

*Mexican (father)
*Italian, possibly other (mother)

Selena Gomez is an American singer, actress, producer, and fashion designer. She starred on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, and in the film Spring Breakers.

Selena’s father, Ricardo Joel Gomez, is of Mexican descent, with roots in Monterrey.

Selena’s mother, stage actress Mandy Dawn (Cornett), 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. Selena is able to speak some Spanish, but not fluently. She was named after Tejano singer and actress Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

Selena’s paternal grandparents are named José Ricardo Gómez and 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

454 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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