THE MOTHER of actress and singer Selena Gomez recently underwent a battle with her health.
On November 20, 2021, Mandy Teefey announced her sickness scare via Instagram.
What happened to Selena Gomez’s mom?
Selena Gomez’s mom, Mandy, has survived a near-fatal case of double pneumonia.
The 45-year-old uploaded photos to her Instagram of herself in the hospital, fighting for her life.
“I was told I had days to live,” she wrote.
“I had miracle Drs and love from my family and friends to keep me going. I fought.”
According to her post, she gained 60 pounds and inflammation from the infection, which internet trolls have already commented on.
“It’s a miracle I am here and could careless if that means I’m a 16 instead of an 8,” she continued.
Mandy added that she was told she only had days to live, and was one of the few to make it out alive.
The comments about her weight came following the release of the December 2021 issue of Entrepreneur, in which Mandy poses alongside her daughter and their business partner, Daniella Pierson.
At the time of the photoshoot, Mandy had only been out of the hospital for a few weeks.
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What project is Selena Gomez working on with her mom?
Selena and her mom have collaborated with The Newsette CEO, Daniella Pierson, to create a new mental health platform, Wondermind.
According to their website, “We’ve each had our own mental health struggles, and we realized there was no inclusive, fun, and easy place where people could come together to explore, discuss, and navigate their feelings.”
Wondermind will feature a daily newsletter, articles, podcasts, resources, and interviews for users to have an open and safe space to discuss mental health and its surrounding matters.
Special guests such as therapists and celebrities will appear to lead discussions and share their stories.
Launching in February of 2022, Wondermind is expected to be approachable and comfortable.
“We wanted to create something outside the box that gets into the dirt of what could really help people,” said Mandy.
Selena took to her Instagram account to announce the upcoming launch of Wondermind, captioning her post:
“Mental health is something that is very close to my heart.
“It is so important to have places where people can come together and understand that they’re not alone in their mental fitness journey.”
Who is Selena Gomez’s mom, Mandy Teefey?
Born on April 16, 1976, Mandy Teefey is a native of Dallas, Texas.
She was reportedly married to Ricardo Joel Gomez from 1992 until 1997, who is the father of superstar Selena Gomez.
In 2006, Mandy was married to Brian Teefey, and the two remain together to this day. They share one daughter together, Gracie.
From a young age, Mandy worked as a theatre actress. Since then, she has received a multitude of producer credits, including television show 13 Reasons Why and movie The Broken Hearts Gallery.
Mandy is currently the founder and CEO of Kicked to the Curb Productions, as well as a member of the Producers Guild of America.