The “Lose You to Love Me” singer reflected on her past 30 years as she celebrated her milestone birthday.
The big “three-oh” can be exciting when new endeavors lie ahead, but for others, saying goodbye to younger years can be daunting.
One person who is thinking about her new life is Selena Gomez, who celebrated her 30th birthday on July 22nd.
The actress and singer caught up with famous friends like Taylor Swift at a dinner and party in her third decade before taking to social media to reflect on everything she’d learned in her 20s.
Here’s everything you need to know about the star and her birthday:
Who is Selena Gomez?
Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer, producer and actress who has been labeled a “triple threat” by the media.
The Texas star got her start at an early age with an appearance on the TV show Barney and Friends before she rose to fame as the lead in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place.
Alongside her acting career with credits including HBO’s Only Murders in the Building, Hotel Transylvania and A Rainy Day in New York, Selena has released award-winning music and 22 million singles worldwide as of 2017.
Selena was diagnosed with lupus nearly 10 years ago and is a strong mental health advocate.
How did Selena celebrate her birthday?
Selena has posted a selection of images on her Instagram to her 338 million followers over the past week, giving a glimpse of how she celebrated her birthday.
Selena turned 30 on July 22 and shared a post with her close friend Taylor Swift the day after. The caption read “30, nerdy and worthy,” according to Just Jared, as they enjoyed a meal in Topanga at the Inn of the Seventh Ray.
The two singers have been friends for over a decade and first appeared at Selena’s 2008 film premiere for Another Cinderella Story. Selena also appeared in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video.
While Selena didn’t reveal too much on her social media, the star also celebrated the big three-eared with a party attended by other close friends and family, including Francia Raisa [Selena’s co-star from Wizards of Waverly Place]who famously donated her kidney to Selena, who suffers from lupus.
What did Selena say on her birthday?
Selena followed her new milestone with a reflective post alongside black and white portraits taken for her birthday and a picture showing her dress for the big occasion.
She said: “My twenties were a journey through good, hard and beautiful moments that I will never forget. Each of them shaped me into the person I am today.
“I’m someone who’s still learning, but more certainly knows what’s important and what he wants. Someone is grateful for every single gift and lesson along the way.
“I’m moving forward encouraged by so many strong, empowering people around me… I want to do my best to take the beautiful and the painful one day at a time and make myself the very best me of it all.” can be /others/you,” she added.
“After a few days of celebration my heart feels fulfilled and grateful and I can say I’m starting to really like 30. Thank you for being a part of my life, here’s to another decade!”
Your Relationships: Despite 338 million followers on Instagram, Selena has managed to maintain a relatively private love life.
The star has been linked to the likes of Nick Jonas, Niall Horan, Taylor Lautner and Orlando Bloom, and has also had a public relationship with The Weeknd.
One of her most famous relationships was when she and Justin Bieber dated for more than eight years.
Selena opened up about her love life with her Vogue Australia in June 2021, where she said:
“I think most of my experiences in relationships have been cursed. I was way too young to be exposed to certain things when I was in relationships.”
Your money: Combining her acting and singing work with producing series like 13 Reasons Why and launching her own beauty line, Rare Beauty, Selena Gomez has secured her place among some of the world’s richest stars.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Selena’s current net worth is $95 million.