She was born on Wednesday, July 22, 1992 at Glens Falls Hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas at 7:19. Mother Gomez, the theater actress Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Cornett, has Italian roots, while her father, Ricardo Joel Gomez, is Mexican in origin  . The parents gave her the name in honor of the singer Selena, one of the biggest stars of tymano music in the world .
When she was five, her parents divorced; Gomez was brought up by her mother, who in 2006 married Brian Teefey . On June 12, 2013, Gomez's half-sister Gracie Elliot Teefey was born. The singer also has siblings from the father's side and his wife Sarah - sister Victoria (born on June 24, 2014) and foster brother Marcus, son of Sara from the previous relationship.