Selena Gomez: I Don't Want to be Known for Who I Date

Selena Gomez: I Don't Want to be Known for Who I Date

Selena Gomez has a little fun during her photo shoot for London’s Daily Mail news.

The 17-year-old actress dishes on her love for her parents, being linked to almost every teen actor right now and Judy Garland. Check it:

On Mandy and Brian being real parents: “I consult them about everything I do, especially because my mom is my manager. She’s someone who loves me and wants the best for me. So even though I’m living this life and have been given such wonderful opportunities, I still have my parents with me to tell me ‘no.’”

On her love for Judy Garland: “Judy was the whole reason I became a performer. I started to collect her records and the biographies written about her, and I so wish I had met her.”

On dating in Hollywood: “My ideal would be to not be known for who I’m dating, because eventually that’s all you will be known for. It’s hard, because people are curious about who’s in my life, but I want to be known for my work. And I never want to view myself as any different or any better than anyone else. If I wanna go eat at a little restaurant that isn’t fancy, I’ll do it. If I wanna go without make-up and not care what I look like, I will.”

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Credit: Suki Dhanda; Photos: Daily Mail
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  • Jordan

    think she is talking about demi? like demi is till kind of new and trying to get her name out. like kids know her but not adults but since she dated joe and adults know the jonas brothers they might know who she is.”oh shes that girl who dated joe from the jonas brothers”. so yeah

  • sam

    first! miss her

  • http://www.youtube.com/izzeandnabbygossip izzeandnabbygossip

    “I don’t want to be known for who i date” is a really good excuse for wanting to keep her private life private. I think people care way too much about who is dating who.

  • yea

    @izzeandnabbygossip: I totally agree about the crazy obsession – but it’s human nature (curiosity). what ‘private’ life as private – never heard of such a thing? j/k lol

  • yea

    @Jordan: no. generally, selena holds this crazy idea of keeping her private life, well private…

  • amy

    There are so few down to earth, level headed young stars today and that is what makes Selena a breath of fresh air. My 2 favorites are Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift; girls who worked hard to achieve their dreams and have not lost sight of who they are and where they came from. Both girls share another thing in common – great parents who care enough to say no when needed and who are parents and not just friends with their kids – “anyone can be a friend, only the parents can be parent” – paraphrase from a quote of Denise Jonas – guidepost magazine – May 2010. (ps my other favorites are The Jonas Brothers)

  • Alex

    BEST thing said by a teen star. Whoever she dates is nobody’s business but hers.

  • wendy2themaxx

    I love her seriously. . .I would always get annoyed when she wouldn’t admit to who she is dating but I totally get her now, seeing what happened with Demi/Joe that’s all people wanted to know about when they admitted to dating, and sharing to many detail no wonder they didn’t last.

    so props to Selena Gomez for staying true to herself :)

  • lex

    That last paragraph is why I love her so much. So grounded and so wise beyond her years.

  • http://nick.com SHANIQUA

    So she DID date Nick haha. but I guess we’ll never know for sure because she’ll never talk about, and I think it’s best we leave it like that. This girl seriously knows what she’s doing. I applaud her

  • http://twitteraccount.com name

    yup i love her

  • Marissa

    Its NOBODY business to know who’s Selena dating as long as she is HAPPY :) I love Selena for her work and NOT for her personal life. She doesn’t need drama, scandals or a famous boyfriend to be recognize. Sorry if your fav celeb needs that to stand out ;)

  • http://twitter.com/nathaliabraga nathalia

    i loveeee selena, she’s gorgeous

  • liri92

    she is absolutely stunning!!!!!

  • honey

    Sometimes i think that selena only says what she thinks people want to hear from her…..for some reaosn i dont like her……but i have to admite that she is kinda pretty

  • @honey: “only what people want to hear from her”?!?!? this is stupid!! you just saying that cause you don’t like her! she is gorgeous!!!

  • meena

    That girl is simply GORGEOUS!
    Love her so so so much!

  • selbetterthanmiles

    Yeah that ‘nelena’ thing sucks!
    Man she’s actress AND a normal teenager so let her live!
    Go Selena I don’t care who you’re dating I just lover your shows and your music and I can’t wait for your future work :D

  • bieberobsessed

    That dress is ugly but she’s stunning :)
    She’s the only disney girl I like she is so nice and beautiful and so thin and very talented aaaah I’m jealous :) :) :) but I still adore her <3

  • mileybrasil

    Well said; I love you and everything you do!!!!!
    You and Miley are my role models!!!!
    I will change my name to selenaandmileybrasil :D

  • P.Diddy

    Daaaaaaamn she’s amazing

  • dina

    she is not dating anymore! she is dating herself! which means she is single! and i love the photoshoot she looks really cute!

  • Naomi

    she’s very wise and so mature for her age. finally, someone in this business who actually makes sense and speaks the truth. this is why i love selena.

  • tina

    she is such a wonderful talent and yet so down to Earth. Good for her and what a great attitude.

  • Lixxy_B

    Um… Then she shouldn’t date Nick Jonas if she doesn’t want to be known for who she dates… just sayin

  • Valentinetwin

    @Lixxy_B:

    But she never really admitted to dating Nick Jonas. She’s really just trying to tell us to let her keep her private life — private. It does not mean she would never date anyone famous … We just need to let her have an actually normal part of her life.

  • http://justjaredjr Jane

    I love Selena Gomez, she is grounded and a gr8 role model for people to look up 2. She dresses and does what she wants to do, she has her own style ad does’nt follow someone else. Teens cud learn alot from her. Interms of not drinking or smoking or getting pregnant at a young age. Listen to this girl. She the coolest!

  • pauli

    can she be more gorgeous or really mature??? shes my role model, shes so down to earth…..

  • pauli

    btw i love the photoshoot, she looks soo pretty and sweet ;)

  • soughtful

    Too bad you already known as the girl who dated nick jonas and you got pr from him and you did pr for your record with him, so why are you lying. you used miley and nick to further your career. stop lying to yourself you are so ungrateful.

  • soughtful

    she really does look like a little girl on that cover. she looks like a 10 year old child?

  • linda

    @soughtful: shut the heck up, she is the, if not one of the most beautiful young stars out there and she dosent were revealing clothes or thight bodysuits ”cough,cough” and plus she may have gotten a bit publicity from those things but she is known everywhere for wizards and her great acting which is why she won a kids choice awards for that and beat out the other stars (miley) 2 years

  • pauli

    @soughtful damn i feel so sorry for someone as pathetic as you are… get a life big loser…. can you be more stupid or jelous? well i guess thats the reason for why youre a miley fan… youre exactly like her just a joke….

  • annie

    gosh, earth to selena: not EVERYONE cares about you, c’mon you’re not angelina jolie, get over yourself. as if she didn’t like the attention she got while with nick jonas. seriously. nobody knew her before that, afterwards she got popular and actually KNOWN.

  • pauli

    @annie do you know how ridiculous, pathetic and jelous you sound saying that commen??? LOL just cant laugh of people like you….. GET A LIFE, i mean you a complety loser and a big nobody dare to say such a dumbass comment? FUNNY VERY FUNNY YOU IDIOT!!!

  • annie

    no sweetie, I’m neither pathetic nor jealous (with an a). why should I, actually I’m pretty satisfied with my life and my looks, so there’s no reason to be jealous. and I don’t need to get a life, I already have a great one, thank you very much. and I might be a nobody as you say; I am, so what? so are you. and YES, I dare to say my opinion and there’s nothing wrong with it. who are YOU to call me an idiot? I guess you are the one here that should get a life and stop insulting people for telling their opinion. I feel sorry for selena to have such fans. you should better think of what you write before you do it.

  • none

    Sounds like a P.R. job to me. If you look at all the celeberties twitter pages none of them follow average people. Jennifer Stone follows fellow actors and Disney stars and so does Selena. I dought that any of them would date an average everyday person and as for her not wanting to be know as someone who dates another well the last time I looked no one cares who you date in Hollywood just how you behave and if you can act or not. I am tiered of these P.R. articals that try to make them look like they are average when they aren’t. I dought that Selena hangs out at an average resterant. When was the last time you’ve seen a celeberty at McDonalds? Plus her new movie comes out in July. So this is just a P.R. article promoting it. You guys should stop fighting and realize that this is just an article to help sell her new movie that comes out in July.

  • swiftfan

    I hate it when people think the whole world revolves around the Jonas brothers saying that Taylor became famous because of Joe and Selena because of Nick…I am a big fan of Taylor and Selena and had no idea about the Jonas brothers, I actually think that those relationships were hurtful to their image…so no selena is not famous for dating nick and taylor not famous for dating joe

    Taylor and Selena are both very talented and great role models and that is why we like them not because of Joe or Nick, most real fans like me don’t even care about those relationships.

  • dude

    @annie: yeah – you seem to be in the category as you say “not EVERYONE cares about you”, but you have time to comment about on her. cool. when actors/singers date, attention is a byproduct (happily or not). and yeah, some get better known for it., but to be still relevant you have to put in work – and it seems by her growing resume and “popularity”, selena has. with that said you don’t have to like her work, but she definitely isn’t going away, anytime soon. if anything, she is furthering her ‘name’ and career through things like her theatrical movies.

  • UkAdoresSelena

    @Lixxy_B:

    uhm really? maybe she was in love? stupid!

    Selena is really mature for her age and I respect her for that!
    She’s not a Disney Star for me she is a real artist for me and I love her for her work !

  • annie

    yeah I guess I am in the category, I’m a teenager and I’m reading those kind of articles and posts, otherwise I won’t be on JJJ. ;D
    but what I mean is that she sounds like every single person cares about who she is dating. “people are curious about who’s in my life”

    people that are older than 25 or sth probably don’t even know her.

  • Jon

    @annie: you must be fat

  • annie

    haha as I said in #36, I’m pretty satisfied with the way I look :)

  • http://brializettep@yahoo.com Britini95

    Selena is just so amazing! And she’s has every reason to only want to be known for her work and not her relationships. She very talented and she’s good at what she does and we should try to focus on that. I know it’s hard, us teenager can be so curious! But if it makes her feel like her privacy is being invaded then people should definately ease up.

  • http://brializettep@yahoo.com Britini95

    @none:

    The reason celebrities never want to date people outside of the industry is because it would be difficult. They could talk to gossip sites about thier relationship or they may not be able to handle her shedule. It has nothing to do with them thinking they are better.

  • Marissa

    I LOVE Selena? YES. I only post comments on Selena’s news? YES. People have right to own their opinions? Yes. STUPID people always have TIME to bash other artists? YES.
    We (Selena’s fans) are way BETTER to argue with stupid people, Thank GOD their lifes will continue pathetic as always :)

  • none

    @Britini95: Yes it does. Celeberties look down on average people. When they see us they only see dollar signs and if I ever dated a celeberty I would never go to the media about it because it’s between me and the celeberty what we do and like I said before Sounds like a P.R. job to me. If you look at all the celeberties twitter pages none of them follow average people. Jennifer Stone follows fellow actors and Disney stars and so does Selena. I dought that any of them would date an average everyday person and as for her not wanting to be know as someone who dates another well the last time I looked no one cares who you date in Hollywood just how you behave and if you can act or not. I am tiered of these P.R. articals that try to make them look like they are average when they aren’t. I dought that Selena hangs out at an average resterant. When was the last time you’ve seen a celeberty at McDonalds? Plus her new movie comes out in July. So this is just a P.R. article promoting it. You guys should stop fighting and realize that this is just an article to help sell her new movie that comes out in July.

  • http://twitter.com/rhodahassan follow

    preach it sister! she’s amazing, and such a role model! follow me on twitter people

  • kay

    @none:

    it seems like most of the time average people are the ones that see dollar signs when they see celebrities, not the other way around. i mean, what financial advantage is there for a celebrity to date a non-celebrity?? none. it’d be bigger pr if they dated other celebrities.

    also, if you were a celebrity, why would you follow random people you don’t know on twitter? i’m pretty sure selena, jennifer, etc. follow fellow disney stars and actors because they’re friends with those people. and their fans follow them. i doubt it’s fair to judge how down-to-earth a celebrity is by who they follow on twitter or how many pictures you see of them at a mcdonald’s.

  • Ryan

    I LOVE Selena? YES. I only post comments on Selena’s news? YES. People have right to own their opinions? Yes. STUPID people always have TIME to bash other artists? YES.
    We (Selena’s fans) are way BETTER to argue with stupid people, Thank GOD their lifes will continue pathetic as always :)
    —-
    100% agree with you!