Gomez’s mother is thankful for her bond with her daughters this holiday season
Mandy Teefey and Selena Gomez attend the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Selena Gomez’s mother Mandy Teefey is thankful for their “incredible” bond this holiday season.
On Thursday Teefey, 47, shared a sweet Instagram carousel of images of herself spending precious moments with the “Single Soon” singer, 31, throughout the years, just in time for Thanksgiving.
“Where we are today is incredible,” wrote Teefey.
In the cover photo was a picture of Teefey holding Gomez when she was just a baby. “We over came so much to get here and more importantly we are still family first,” continued her caption.
Mandy Teefey and Selena Gomez
Next, she explained that the sentimental uploads weren’t done for the day.
“The last picture is me carrying Gracie, who was born a few days later. Gracie montage next!!! 😉 XO.”
Teefey welcomed Gomez in 1992, and the star has been open about the impact her mom had on her while growing up.
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After marrying Brian Teefey in 2006, Teefey and her husband welcomed daughter Gracie in 2013.
“I was a teen mom with Selena, obviously, and was very judged by that,” Mandy told ET in a March 2017 interview. “My neighborhood was a really rough neighborhood [with] gangs. With all of that stuff, and when I got pregnant, I think that’s what triggered, because I was like ‘Okay, I have another person depending on me. I gotta get straight,’ and that’s when I started hammering through. I’m like, ‘I’m not going to let her have the upbringing I did.’”
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In a previous E! special, the Only Murders in the Building star gave her point of view. “Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility,” said Gomez. “My mom gave up everything for me and had, like, three jobs.”
The Rare Beauty founder has also expressed her gratitude for her mother’s sacrifices.
Allen Berezovsky/WireImage Mandy Teefey, Selena Gomez
“When I started working, my mom was the person in my life that helped guide me through most of that. Everything that I am has kind of become a little bit of what my mom has gone through,” Gomez told Time when the publication profiled her for TIME Firsts, a multimedia project featuring 46 groundbreaking women.
“She had the ability to make me feel like I was still capable of doing anything I wanted.”