Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility.She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me." Her grandparents often took care of her while her parents finished their schooling, and the pair went as far as stating that they "raised her" up until she found success in the entertainment industry. of Adrenalina, Ilia Lekach, said, "We are incredibly enthused to be working with Ms.She voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise.
I'm terrified of what I would have become if I'd stayed [in Texas]." She later added that "[My mom] was really strong around me.
In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who was 18 when she was chosen.