How Selena prays every day for her grandparents who helped her become who she is today
Not long ago, Selena Gomez published a post where she said she was proud of her Latin American roots. She mentioned the history of her family that had to do a lot of things in order to have a decent life. In the comment, the singer’s subscribers thanked her for the topic she wanted to discuss. The singer is a great example of a person who remembers her roots, even though she lives far from her homeland.
The amazing story of the Gomez family
“I’m made of my last name and my heritage. They’re the reason I am who I am,” Gomez says about her ancestors. Her grandparents had to overcome a lot of difficulties to live the lives they wanted. When they came to the United States from Mexico, Ricardo and Marie Gomez worked day and night to provide for themselves. Ricardo worked at building sites, and Marie cooked and cleaned in different places.
Finally, the couple was able to buy a house and they had a son that later became Selena’s dad. The singer says that her grandparents are very important people in her life, and they are her source of inspiration for everything she does.
The singer’s difficult childhoodThe next generation of the Gomez family didn’t have a luxurious life. Selena’s parents were very young when they had her. Her mom was just 16 years old. And when Selena turned 5, her parents separated. The future singer was raised by her mother. They barely had enough money, so her mother had to do odd jobs to provide for her child.
As a theater actress, her mom always wanted to teach Selena to appreciate art. Selena would spend hours watching her mom learn her lines and rehearse the scenes, so the future singer also wanted to be on the stage. When she was 10, she was cast for a role in Barney & Friends. The girl earned good money, which helped the family a lot.
Appreciating her rootsToday, Selena Gomez does not only provide for her grandparents but also adds a Mexican touch to her work.
The singer hired a tutor to remember the language that she spoke freely in childhood but forgot with age. The star is very careful about recording her songs, and she understands how important this work is. She has worked a lot on her accent and studies the slang.
So, she enjoys singing in Spanish even more than in English. And every time she plans a tour, she always wants to go to South America because that’s where her heart is.Her appreciation for her roots is visible in other things she does. In 2020, Selena Gomez launched a line of beauty products called “Rare Beauty”. One of the main messages the brand tries to send is the diversity of cultures and their beauty. She says she created the company as a love letter for all the people that should be proud of their heritage.
Her Mexican origin had an effect not only on her work but also on her views of life. Her father would tell her about the difficulties he had due to his nationality. Therefore, Gomez decided to fight against discrimination in the world.
Gratitude to the universeGomez remembers the sacrifices her family made for her to be where she’s at today. And the star decided to repay the universe with good deeds. When she became a rich and powerful person, she decided to help those in need. Back in 2009, she became a UNICEF ambassador, the youngest one in history at the time. She was only 17 when she started traveling around the world and helping people.
In African countries, she would meet families that had no access to clean water, food, or education, and tried to help them as much as she could. Later, she expanded her focus. She helped homeless animals and took part in events that raised people’s awareness about safe driving and environmental issues.In an interview, Selena Gomez once said, “I wanted to share my story because I am very proud of who I am. As a Mexican woman, I’ve learned so much and I continue to learn so much. My purpose in life is just beyond being a good role model, it’s being a good person.”
Are there stories in your family that are passed down from one generation to another?