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Selena Gomez talks about her difficult childhood

Selena Gomez grew up in poor conditions

Selena Gomez with her mom Amanda

Today may be a worldwide celebrated superstar and lead a life in the lap of luxury, but that was not always the case. Selena had a difficult childhood - and the 19-year-old knows who she owes her success today.Selenas parents divorced when she was only 5 years old. Since then, she grew up as an only child with her mother Amanda Cornett, a theatrical actress. The two had to break through in pairs and often had to struggle with money problems. "I remember when our car was left on the highway because we did not have enough money to refuel, " Selena told the US "ELLE" magazine. Helena Gomez's difficult childhood Despite money worries, Selena's mother tried everything to get her daughter To offer a carefree childhood as possible - for which Selena is very grateful today: "She saved money so I could go to concerts. She went with me to museums and aquariums to show me the world and what really matters in life. "Today Selena is a successful actress and singer with a promising future ahead of her. Still, she'll never forget who she owes it all to: her mom Amanda.HD