Proving that moms really do know best, Selena Gomez’s mother, Mandy Teefey, just talked about attacks on her daughter’s looks and reputation with total class, and described the right kind of guy for the pop and movie star, who understandably can’t just pop onto Bumble to find a date. Speaking to People, Teefey said she’d like to see Gomez with someone who has, “A sense of humor,” is “family-oriented,” and “truly understands the life that she lives.” Selena’s life, especially her love life, is such a topic of tabloid speculation, that maybe not every twenty-something dude is up to the task of dealing with that level of scrutiny. “I empathize with her a lot because could you imagine trying to find someone who isn’t in this business that understands, they’re gonna read she’s cheating every five minutes on them? That’s a special person,” said Teefey. And ultimately, fame should be the last thing on this guy’s mind. “I want them to care about her and not the fame and not trying to sell things or become something.”
As for the recent mini-uproar caused when designer Stefano Gabbana apparently called the young star “ugly” on social media, Teefey basically brushed it off, saying, “when someone has a desire to speak out about something by using a word so hateful…we ignore it.” She explained that on social media, people just want a reaction, whether it’s good or bad, so their family’s strategy is to “disappear for a while and realize that’s [the commenter’s] issue.”
Selena Gomez’s Red Lip, Ariana Grande’s Lavender Eye Shadow, and More of the Best Beauty Moments of the Week
Model Paloma Elsesser pairs her radiantly dewy skin with soft, loose waves and a classic red lip.
German beauty Toni Garrn is au naturel with her luminously bare skin and a simple topknot.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes is all about rose-flushed cheeks and a matching pink lip.
Selena Gomez puts a fresh spin on springtime glamour with her red lip and tousled bob.
Model Blanca Padilla proves that a messy, sleek topknot, dark smoky eyes, and a red lip are the ultimate combo.
Sun-kissed legs and long mermaid curls is the on-the-go look for Negin Mirsalehi.
For Jennifer Lopez, it’s all about a neutral smoky eye, soft waves, and a glossy nude lip.
Cindy Crawford proves that a fresh blowout and clean skin go hand in hand.
Singer Ariana Grande makes the case for braided topknots and lavender smoky eyes.
Gisele Bündchen rocks her signature messy beach waves and golden sun-kissed tan.