Everyone's curious about Selena Gomez and her dad after watching 'My Mind & Me'

He's remained out of the spotlight, but the two share a close bond

 Selena Gomez attends the photo call for Sony Pictures' "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" at Sony Pictures Studios on April 11, 2018 in Culver City, California.
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Selena Gomez and her dad are hot topics of conversation now that Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me has started streaming. 

In the new documentary, the singer and actor gets candid about everything, from her health conditions and work life to her friendship with Francia Raisa and the end of her longterm relationship with Justin Bieber. Of course, her family comes into play as well. 

Though she and her mother Mandy are two peas in a pod, not much is known about Selena's pop, but we're starting to uncover more about their relationship with each of the star's reveals.

Selena Gomez and her dad: what fans need to know

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Selena was born in to Mandy Cornett and Ricardo "Rick" Gomez in 1992 in Texas, when both of parties were in high school. Ultimately, their marriage did not last long, and the two called it quits just several years after Selena was born.

Although Selena and her father do have a relationship, she and her mother Mandy were the ones who really pursued the entertainment route while Selena was growing up. 

“He didn’t want to be a part of this industry life, so it was really me and my mom, our journey,” Gomez told Rolling Stone (opens in new tab).

Is Selena Gomez's dad still alive?

Yes, Selena Gomez's father is alive and married second wife, Sara, in 2012. They share two children together.

What happened to Selena Gomez's dad?

Although Rick decided to stay out of the limelight, he is still very proud of his relationship with his children. On Instagram, he regularly posts photos of his youngest daughter, Victoria, his stepson, Marcus, and of course, his first child, Selena. On his feed, you'll even catch a few throwbacks of Selena, way back from her Barney & Friends era. (Adorable!)

How old is Selena Gomez's mom?

Mandy, who hails from Italian descent, is 46 years old. She married her husband, Brian Teefey, in 2006 and together they share a daughter named Gracie. 

While at the Paw Works Animal Rescue Ties and Tails Gala in October 2022, the former stage manager revealed how she's proud of the woman her daughter has become, but she admitted she doesn't feel ready to revisit the hardships discussed in My Mind & Me.

"It kind of just put me in a headspace that you just don’t want to revisit after you’ve grown through so much," she said, according to ET Canada (opens in new tab)

Both she and Selena will give the doc a watch when they feel they're ready. 

"But what I’ve seen of it, it’s beautiful," she noted.

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Selena has two half-siblings, Gracie, her mother's daughter, and Victoria, Rick's daughter, and one step-brother, Marcus, her father's stepson. Every so often we can catch a glimpse of them on her social media.

Regardless of the topic, Selena is being truthful and letting it all out in her new documentary. Now, she is living on her terms, embracing her wellbeing and sharing helpful tidbits along the way. 

"Everything that I've gone through, it's gonna be there," she says in the My Mind & Me trailer. "I'm just making it my friend now."

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me is available on Apple TV+ beginning November 4.

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)