Selena Gomez has been acting since the age of 10 when she first appeared alongside former friend Demi Lovato on the popular children’s TV show Barney & Friends. The award-winning pop star is an accomplished singer, actor, and producer, along with being an advocate for mental health. Not to mention, the 30-year-old Wizards of Waverly Place star proved she is the best big sister, helping her younger sibling land a role in one of her movies.
Gomez helped her sister land a movie role
Since 2012, Gomez has been the voice of Mavis in the animated film franchise Hotel Transylvania. She has appeared in four installments of the film, with the final chapter released on Amazon Prime Video in 2022.
For the past decade, Gomez has portrayed the daughter of Count Dracula, who is married to Johnny, voiced by comedian Andy Samberg. The Rare Beauty creator told USA Today, “Saying goodbye to these films is so weird. Especially for me, in my 20s and now going on to 30s, it’s really interesting to have grown up with this character. It’s been such a delight.”
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Only Murders in the Building actor revealed, “It was so sweet. She was visiting me when I was shooting ‘Only Murders,’ and she came into the session and there’s a part for baby Mavis, and she’d never done anything before, and I like picked her up, and I was like ‘Can you do this?’ and she was so excited. She thought it was the coolest experience. I honestly won sister points.”
How old are the popstar’s little sisters?
According to Cosmopolitan, Mandy Teefey gave birth to Gomez in 1992 when she was just 16 years old. She married her high school sweetheart, Ricardo Joel Gomez, but the relationship ended in divorce in 1997 when the Selena & Chef reality star was five years old. She later married talent manager Brian Teefey, and the couple had a daughter, Gracie Elliot Teefey, in June 2013, with whom Gomez is very close.
The following year, in June 2014, the Disney alum’s biological father, Ricardo, and stepmother Sara Gomez gave birth to Victoria (Tori), who is now almost eight years old.
The “Heart Wants What It Wants” singer adores her siblings — and they love her animated franchise. “It is one of the coolest things ever when that’s all they care about,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s awesome!”
Gomez loves spending time with her sisters
Being famous allowed Gomez to offer her sisters even more perks. In 2019, when Gracie was six years old, she walked the red carpet with her famous older sister for Disney’s Frozen 2 premiere. The two girls wore matching ice princess outfits flocked with feathers and jewels.
According to Billboard, Gomez talked about her little sister’s red carpet debut on BBC One’s Sounds. “She’s never done any of that and we didn’t force her to do that,” she explained. “Everything we do … [is] to keep her safe, but my sister’s become very dramatic now. She’s all about the dresses and the glitter.”
The Revelacion artist explained, “I bent down and I looked at her before we stepped on and said, ‘If you get nervous, if you get overwhelmed, just pull my hand and I’ll take you off immediately.'” The singer recalled, “And she’s like, ‘K,’ and walked straight on the carpet and had her full moment with the feathers. I’m standing there, and I’m like, ‘Gracie, get me in the picture too.'”
According to ET, the sisters also enjoy making Tik Tok videos together. And now that Gracie is a little older, she likes to troll her famous sister on the platform. Life & Style reports Gomez also shares a “beautiful bond” with Victoria, but claims “her sibling tends to stay off of red carpets and social media for the most part.”