Selena Gomez currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She used to live in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas.She is the daughter of former stage actress Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Teefey and Ricardo Joel Gomez. Her father is of Mexican ancestry, and her mother is of Italian descent. Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez said: “My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that’s Catholic, but we don’t really have anything traditional except [that we] go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church.” Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena, who died almost three years after Gomez was born. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.
On February 27, 2011, Gomez attended the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with Canadian singer Justin Bieber, confirming several months of media speculation about a romantic relationship between the pair.The relationship has since continued to garner significant media attention