A still from the series "Only murders in the building" / Hulu

Selena Gomez is an immensely talented girl who became famous as a child. Her career began when she was 10 years old. Her popularity grew rapidly and before long she was being labelled the most popular and youngest artist in the music industry at the time. With her music and her acting skills, she managed to win the hearts of millions of people around the world.

The beginning of her career

Born on 22 July 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas, Selena was raised by her mother and step-father, who say she showed a keen interest in arts from an early age and by the age of seven was already acting in local theatre. In 2002, she made her debut on the Disney Channel, where she landed a role in the Barney & Friends series and later signed a contract. After starring in another series “Wizards of Waverly Place”, Selena became a TV star and launched her music career. In 2009, she formed a band called Selena Gomez & the Scene and released her debut album “Kiss & Tell”, which was a great success.

Selena went on to build her career both as an actress and as a performer. She has starred in the films “Ramona and Beezus” and “Monte Carlo,” “Princess Protection Program”, “Spring Breakers”, “Another Cinderella Story” and released several albums with her band. In 2012, she left the Disney channel and in 2013 she released her solo album “Stars Dance”, followed by the album “Revival” with the hits “Hands to Myself” and “Same Old Love”, for which she has received criticism.

Personal hardships

Despite her career success, Selena has had a number of health problems. In 2014, she was diagnosed with lupus and had to be treated with chemotherapy and medication, so she decided to take a break from her career as a singer and actress to concentrate on her health. She underwent a kidney transplant because of her lupus and her very good friend and star of the TV series “How I met your father”, Francia Raisa, was the donor.


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Unfortunately, after a less than successful return to the stage in 2016 with the “Revival” album tour, she had to end it due to psychological problems. Selena has always been open about her psychological problems, in this case anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression. She believed that talking about it publicly could help other people with psychological problems. In 2022, she even released her own documentary on the Apple TV platform, “Selena Gomez: My mind & Me?”, in which she talks more about her feelings, her mental health, her challenges, her thoughts of suicide, her struggle with fame, and the constant mention of her name in the context of her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, as well as her journey of self-discovery. Although she had doubts about whether she really wanted to share these sensitive moments with the world just before the release, she did it anyway in the hope that it might help just one person.


As regards the relationship between Selena Gomes and Justin Bieber, it is important to mention that although the couple were considered America’s sweethearts, both young people came out of the relationship with psychological problems. Their relationship started in 2010 and after breaking up and reconciling again and again, Selena and Justin finally ended it in 2018. A few months after the break-up, Justin started dating and proposed to Hailey Baldwin, whom he married that year. Justin was repeatedly accused of cheating while he was still in a relationship with Selena, and both young people allegedly had problems with drugs and alcohol. Therefore, when talking about the end of the relationship in her documentary, Selena says that this break-up, although painful, was necessary and the best thing that could have happened. Although Selena and Justin seem to have been friends forever, Selena has had other boyfriends with whom the relationship was not very successful either. In 2008 she dated Nick Jonas, then in 2009 Taylor Lautner, who was very popular at the time because of the “Twilight ” saga. Also, a number of boyfriends appeared in the time between Selena and Justin’s break-up, including Orlando Bloom, the German singer Zedd, Niall Horan of One Direction, Samul Krost, a friend of the famous model Gigi Hadid, Charlie Puth, with whom she performed the popular song “We don’t talk anymore”, and, finally, The Weeknd. Since her 2018 break-up with Justin, Selena hasn’t officially met anyone, but there are still rumours about her and portals are writing about her past and present relationships. Andrew Taggart, Chris Evans, Andrea Iervolino and Zayn Malik?

In 2020, Selena released her third solo album “Rare”, featuring what is considered to be her best song, “Lose you to love me”, although the song seems to be a farewell to Justin Bieber, but Selena herself announced at the time of the song’s release that it is about saying goodbye to a difficult time in her life that she has already had to endure. In the same year, the singer launched her own make-up line, which she called “Rare beauty”, in honour of her latest album.”Rare beauty products were quickly loved by people all over the world and the business became a huge success. In one month on social media, the make-up line has built up a following of around 400 000 followers on TikTok and 628 000 on Instagram.

“Selena + Chef”

The year 2020 has been a busy one for Selena, because during the pandemic, on 13 August, HBO MAX started broadcasting the show “Selena + Chef” hosted by Selena Gomez, which is now 4 seasons of 10 episodes each. And at the beginning of this year, without even wanting to, Selena got involved in an online drama with Hailey Bieber, who in December 2022 also started a cooking show “What’s in my kitchen?” on her Youtube profile. Although people have been comparing them for a long time, in February 2023 a real war broke out between the two famous girl fans. Hailey was even accused of bullying and copying Selena, not only because of the cooking show, but also because of the line of face care products that Hailey launched in July 2022, the photos of the girls wearing similar clothes and other coincidences. It seems that Selena’s fans are still unable to come to terms with her break-up from Justin, who has been married to Hailey for more than four years.

“Selena + Chef” show poster

Selena’s latest activity is filming the series “Only murders in the building” on Hulu. The series, which also stars Steve Martin, Martin Short has attracted a lot of attention since the first season, which began airing in 2021. And on 8 August this year, the much-anticipated third season will be released, in which we will also see one of America’s best actresses, Meryl Streep.

So, to put it briefly, Selena Gomez is a girl who is impossible to keep out of the headlines, with something always going on in her life, and if it’s not going on, her loyal fans are making sure that she doesn’t go crazy.

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