Baby-faced Selena does not look old enough to have a baby of her own, so it’s understandable if onlookers who saw her cuddling a newborn this week did a double take.
But the tiny tot she was holding while on a break from a photo shoot for her Kmart line, Dream Out Loud, was actually her baby half sister, Gracie Elliot.
Up until June 13th the singer-actress-fashion designer was an only child. Her mom Mandy Teefey split from her dad when she was 5 years old.
Teefey married Selena’s stepfather Brian in 2006. The couple lost an earlier pregnancy in 2011, so all were overjoyed when Gracie was on the way.
Selena clued everyone in on Mother’s Day when she tweeted a beautiful photo of herself cradling her mom’s belly.
But it was actually good pal Demi Lovato who spilled the beans about Gracie’s arrival a month later. Demi tweeted “@selenagomez IS A BIG SISTER !!!!!! Everyone congratulate her and her family !!!!!!
Selena looked completely at ease sitting and holding Gracie in her arms. (I guess she does have some experience with children — insert Justin Bieber joke here.)
Little Gracie will probably grow up feeling like Selena’s the most awesome auntie in the world. You know she’s going to introduce her to Taylor Swift, talk her through the world of hair extensions, and let her try on her amazing mini dresses. Jealous.
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