Mandy Teefey’s Net Worth Is In Million: The Life Of Selena Gomez’s Mother

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: January 27, 2024 | Updated on: January 27, 2024
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Mandy Teefey has been well-known in the industry for being the mother to her talented daughter, Selena Gomez. Despite having a famous daughter, Teefey has lived quite a private life.

However, we are here to dig out some interesting facts about Teefey that you didn’t know.

Was Adopted At Birth

Teefey was born on April 16, 1967, to her biological parents but did not spend much time with them. Soon after her birth, she was adopted by Debbie Jean and David Micheal Cornett.

Mandy is of Italian descent by birth and holds American nationality today. She was brought up in Texas by her adoptive parents.

Mandy Gave Birth to Selena at The Age of 16

Teefey was a teen mom to her first child, Selena Gomez. She gave birth to Selena on July 22, 1992, when she was just 16 years old.

She got pregnant with her then-boyfriend, Ricardo Joel Gomez who was her high school sweetheart. Since both of them were crazily in love with one another, they decided to take responsibility for their daughter at such a young age.

Mandy and Selena’s Dad, Ricardo Joel Gomez Married Soon After Her Birth

After a few months of giving birth to their child, Mandy and Ricardo decided to marry each other. They tied knots the same year Selena was born.

The teen marriage was going well and the duo was loyal towards each other as well as responsible to their daughter. But after a few years, Teefey and her husband started having problems in their relationship.

The Gomez Couple Divorced In 1997

The teen relationship that escalated rapidly eventually came to an end after more than five years of romance. Mandy and Joel officially separated in 1997 when their daughter was just 5 years old.

After the divorce, the custody of Selena was gained by her mother Teefey and her father on the other hand had visitation rights.

Faced Several Difficulties Raising Selena All Alone

After separating from her ex-husband, Mandy as a single mother had a lot of responsibilities towards her daughter as well as herself. Growing up in a broken family, Selena could not understand why her parents were not together anymore. During a June 2011 E! she shared,

“I wanted to have my mom and dad together. I remember just being angry with my mom. I still feel really bad about that.”

The singer also added how her mom did three jobs and sacrificed her personal life to take care of her.

Is A Former Actress

Like her daughter today, Mandy also comes pretty much into music and acting. Mandy is a former actress and previously worked for several advertisements and music videos.

Along with all these, the 47-year-old also worked at local theater and productions.

Gomez Started Acting Under Her Mother’s Influence

Despite having such hectic work and family schedule, Mandy made time to help Selena discover her actual interest. She got her eyes into acting, as she used to be a part of her mom’s rehearsals and shoots.

Gomez’s mom shared in 2017 to The New York Times, that she realized her daughter was going to be an actress only when she was 6 or 7. Making the assumption true, Selena did her first television show, Barney & Friends only at the age of 10.

As of today, Mandy’s daughter has established herself as a prominent actress, producer, singer as well and businesswoman with a net worth.

Married For The Second Time

Yes, after nine years of separating from her first husband, Mandy married to Brian Teefey in 2006. Not only with her mom but the Come & Get It artist also shares a wonderful bond with her stepfather. The couple also helped Selena as manager during the peak of her career until 2014.

After five years of marriage, Mandy got pregnant with a baby, who eventually died of a miscarriage. Following this, Selena’s mom again conceived at the end of 2012 and gave birth to her youngest daughter, Gracie on June 12, 2013.

Teefey’s Daughters, Selena, and Grace Share Great Bond

The actress was already in her twenties when her mother got pregnant with her sister, Gracie Elliot Teefey. Since her birth, Selena always admired her little sister and still shares several pictures and videos with her.

The 11-year-old, Grace is often seen making appearances on the red carpet along with her sister. They together make several funny TikTok videos which have blown up from time to time.

Gomez even has a tattoo of her sister’s first name’s initial, ‘g’ behind her ear.

What is Net Worth?

The 57 years old has been working hard all her life to build a stable life for herself and her children. As of 2024, Mandy has a net worth of $5 million.

At present she resides in Los Angeles with her family and runs a production company, LH7 Management along with her husband.