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Hollywood starlet Selena Gomez has all the fame and fortune a 20-year-old could possibly dream of – not to mention a mega star of a boyfriend – but the former Disney darling admits that had she not moved out of her home state of Texas, her life would be vastly different.
Us Weekly reports that Gomez, who graced the December cover of Glamour, dished on her childhood and what her life would be like today had she not found success with the Emmy-winning Wizards of Waverly Place.
“I definitely didn’t appreciate [my upbringing] when I was little. I was frustrated that my parents weren’t together and never saw the light at the end of the tunnel where my mom was working hard to provide a better life for me,” Gomez revealed. The star grew up in Texas with her single mother, Mandy, who divorced when Selena was just 5. “I’m terrified of what I would have become if I’d stayed there. I’m sure I’d have two children by now.”
But that tough upbringing is ultimately what gave the starlet a will to strive for her dreams, many of which she’s already conquered – movie star, television star, recording artist and most recently Glamour’s Woman of the Year.
“I love the people, and I’m glad I grew up there,” Gomez shared. “It’s because of [my mom] that I can do things on my own. I like being professional. I like showing up on time. I like being good to people, and I know that I’m reflecting her at the end of the day.”
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