|Also Known As:||Sel, Selly|
|Height:||5′ 5″ (165)|
American actress and singer Selena Gomez was born Selena Marie Gomez in Grand Prairie, Texas, on July 22, 1992. Gomez is best known as a successful singer and for her role as Alex Russo in the hit Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. In films like Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo, Spring Breakers, and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, she has also played the lead role. Selena was the lead singer of the well-known band Selena Gomez & The Scene. Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain, two of the band’s albums, have received gold certification from the RIAA. With the release of Stars Dance in 2013, Selena made a solo debut. The album received RIAA gold certification behind the singles “Come & Get It” and “Slow Down.” Gomez released the number-one single “The Heart Wants What It Wants” in 2015. With the release of her massive 2016 album Revival, she earned enormous acclaim and started a global tour. Selena, who has lupus and other autoimmune diseases, stated in August 2016 that she would be postponing her tour in order to take care of herself. She then checked herself into a rehab facility for a while. The popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why was executive produced by Selena.
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The reasons Selena Gomez is so well-known are her work on Wizards of Waverly Place, her musical career, and her relationship with Justin Bieber.
After being linked to Nick Jonas, Gomez started dating fellow teen phenomenon Justin Bieber in 2011. Their relationship was very public. Despite a few reunions in 2013 and 2017–2018, the couple—who dated for more than two years—remains apart. Early in 2015, Gomez switched to EDM DJ Zedd, but the two parted ways in April of that year. She and The Weeknd were seen holding hands during a date night in January 2017, which led to the relationship’s official confirmation. Selena announced on September 14, 2017, on Instagram that she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer as a result of difficulties with her lupus. Sel underwent emergency surgery after slipping into kidney failure at The Weeknd’s concert in Chicago, and Francia Raisa, her best friend, gave her kidney to help Sel. Her boyfriend changed the dates of his tour to accommodate her operation, but they broke up in 2017 not long after Selena was seen with Justin Bieber.