The 44-year-old Mandy Teefey is an actress and producer known for her work on The Ant Bully, Lucky Lance 6, and Man in the Woods. She is also known as the mother of pop-icon Selena Gomez. The mom-daughter duo served as the executive producer for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Mandy was born Amanda Dawn Cornett on April 16, 1976. Debbie Jean and David Michael Cornett adopted Teefey. Born and raised in Texas, the ‘super-mom wanted to become an actress since she was a little girl. So, let’s know about her personal and professional life.
Mandy Teefey Gave Birth To Selena Gomez At The Age Of 16
Mandy began taking roles in school plays like a little kid, and during their early teens, she started doing theater. However, at just 16, Mandy got pregnant with her first child, Selena Gomez. Selena was born on July 22, 1992, and she is 27 years old as of 2021.
Although Teefey was married to their husband, Ricardo Joel Gomez, he was not an easy man to live with. Mandy worked hard to keep the family afloat, and her relationship with Gomez’s father began to fall. Further, Teefey, who married Gomez in 1992, divorced him after five years in 1997.
Selena said in an interview with E! News!, “She got me just 16 years old, and it was a huge responsibility. My mom dropped everything for me; she had three different jobs, she supported me, and she sacrificed her life for me. “
Later, Selena added, “When I was little, I hated the situation. I was very affected by the separation from my parents and, while my mother worked hard to have a much better life, I did not see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am terrified of what I would have become if I had stayed in Texas.”
However, Mandy regularly motivated her daughter despite she herself was in pain. She performed as a stage actress in Dallas, Texas, which inspired Selena to seek opportunities as a child actor.
Mandy Teefey’s Married Life With Brian Teefey
Mandy has been married to Brian Teefey since 2006, and they share a child. They had been partners a long time and decided to tie the knot on May 18, 2006.
In December 2011, Mandy and Brian were about to become parents to a baby daughter named Scarlett. However, Mandy suffered a miscarriage at 16 weeks of pregnancy.
Further, on June 12, 2013, the couple welcomed their daughter, Grace Elliot Teefey. As of now, Mandy and Brian have been married for nearly 15 years, and there’s no indication of the relationship going sour.
How Much Is Mandy Teefey’s Net Worth?
After calculating her income as the manager of Selena Gomez and her career in the movies, it is speculated that Mandy Teefey is worth about $10 million. Meanwhile, her daughter, Selena, has a net worth of $75 million.
She made the most of it from her daughter’s lucrative music and film career. Also, a small portion of it comes from her own work in film and production.
Rags to Riches
When she only had two dollars on her bank account, her talented daughter Selena was recognized as a talent by Disney, and she subsequently appeared on the show Barney and Friends in the early 2000s. Mandy became the manager for Selena and moved to Los Angeles, leaving Texas and poverty for good.
“I worked my way up from absolutely nothing, and I’ve been in every position you can possibly be in except a studio executive,” Teefey said in an interview back in 2018. “I did post-operation, post-management, and from there, I started my own production company consulting for different people on how to start their own production companies.”
During that time, she worked in various positions on a film production crew. According to her IMDB page, Mandy worked as a makeup artist, unit production manager, and miscellaneous parts in her most notable project of the time, The Ant Bully.
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