Ricardo Joel Gomez is Selena’s father. He and her mother, Mandy Teefey, divorced when she was very young. She grew up with her stepfather, Brian Teefey, and also has half-siblings from her parents’ previous marriages. Mandy has made a name for herself in Hollywood and founded the production company Kicked to the Curb Productions. She is also an executive producer for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and an advocate for mental health.
She has a long history of dealing with lupus and has been an outspoken voice on the condition, encouraging fans to speak up and seek help. She has even dedicated her time and money to helping raise awareness for the disease.
Selena’s tumultuous childhood and roller-coaster teenage years made her a celebrity that is well known for both her acting and music careers. She has a wide range of fans that admire her for her authenticity and willingness to share her struggles.
Selena’s father, Rick, and her mom, Mandy, fell in love as teenagers. They sparked an enchanting romance with little more than their dreams and a shared desire to conquer the world. Sadly, their fairy-tale beginnings began to fizzle out and the pair decided to separate. Mandy remarried and is now married to talent manager Brian Teefey, while Rick has moved on and is now happily married to Sara Gomez. He is also a stepfather to Sara’s son, Marcus, from her prior relationship with Jeremy Greenberg.