Selena Gomez was born in Grande Prairie, Texas, on July 22, 1992. Selena Gomez's father is named Ricardo Joel Gomez, and her mother is a former stage actress named Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Cornett.
Her father is of Mexican descent and her mother (who was adopted) is believed to have some Italian in her background. Selena's parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised by her mother. She has two half-siblings - Gracie Elliot Teefy, who was born to her mother and her second husband on June 12, 2013, and Victoria Gomez, born to her father Richard Gomez and his wife Sara on June 25, 2014