Selena Gomez wants to quit acting & be a mom: Eventually, I’ll be tired of all this

Selena Gomez recently turned 30. She’s been celebrating for what seems like weeks, as one does, and looks like she’s having a great time. Selena did some celebrating stateside around her actual birthday in July, then headed to Italy to celebrate on a yacht with some friends and a cute Italian movie producer.

Possibly because of her milestone birthday, some of Selena’s recent interviews have turned to life’s future goals…including becoming a mom. During a recent appearance on a podcast, Selena said she hopes to get married and become a mom and leave Hollywood behind.

Selena Gomez is ready to wave goodbye to Hollywood.

The singer/actress revealed she eventually wants to get married and become a mom — and she’s prepared to step away from acting to focus on her personal life.

The “Only Murders in the Building” star made the revelation on Friday’s episode of the TaTaTu video podcast “Giving Back Generation.”

“I hope to be married and to be a mom,” the 30-year-old told hosts Raquelle Stevens and Ashley Cook, who also happen to be her longtime friends.

“Eventually, I’m going to be tired of all of this, so I’m probably just going to devote most of my life to philanthropy before I peace out.”

The “Same Old Love” hitmaker went on to reveal how watching her 8-year-old half-sister Gracie Teefey grow made her confident she wants to be a parent.

“She puts things in perspective,” Gomez said of her sister. “I have to basically watch this little person grow into a human being. There’s no better feeling in the world. I kind of feel like a parent in a way, even though I’m not.”

“It’s so rewarding to just see that life was so simple at one point,” she added. “I want to enjoy life the way she enjoys life.”

[From Page Six]

Selena also talked about kids in June on another podcast, when she mentioned the likelihood of her already having four kids if she’d stayed in Texas. And she said she was grateful to her mom for giving her more opportunities beyond that. It makes sense that was her (and her mom’s) perspective since Selena’s mom was 16 years old when Selena was born. Selena is still young and after 30 is no longer late to start having kids, but comparatively Selena has probably had so many more experiences and opportunities at this point than she would have if she had kids (and also if she weren’t famous). Selena also talks about her much younger half-sister influencing her desire for children. Maybe it’s a bit cynical, but it seems like eventual kids are the talking point for female celebrities of a certain age. But it’s also probably true; it’s certainly true of my friends. Selena says she’d be a mom and devote her life to philanthropy so it sounds like she’s given it some thought. I think she’d be a good mom; she’s been through a lot and had to grow up fast because she’s been providing for the rest of her family since she was a young girl.

Selena’s cooking show will premiere its fourth season on HBO Max later this month.

Photos credit:, Backgrid and via Instagram

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  1. Alexandria says:

    I think she’s done well for herself and her makeup line is doing well too. Hollywood long term is not for everyone and she’s been in showbusiness since young. Indeed she’s been through a lot.

    Anyway I wish her more success and good mental health. She’s fortunate to be able to pick what she wants to do now and should seize it.

  2. E.A says:

    Good luck to her , she’s 30 has more than enough savings even if she wanted this 5 years ago she can. We all eventually get to different stages in life

  3. MeganC says:

    She’s been working since she was 10 so I can see why she is ready for a change in priorities.

  4. lucy2 says:

    If that’s what she wants, I hope she gets it. She’s been working for a long time, and has probably seen all aspects of the entertainment industry, good and bad. it’s kind of refreshing to hear someone say “yeah I could give it all up and go do something else” because there are a lot of people that can’t give up that spotlight.

  5. Pants says:

    It’s an interesting comment coming the day after Serena’s essay on motherhood being incompatible with her career. No judgement on either – it’s just interesting to think that for one woman, it’s a privilege, but for another, it’s a sacrifice.

  6. L says:

    If that’s what she wants, I wish her the best. I’m sure she’s make a wonderful mother some day.

  7. Normades says:

    I totally get it. If you’ve been working constantly since a child and had your hard party times in your late teens/early 20s, I can understand why you’d want to become a young parent for potential peace and stability.
    She’s come out with professional success from the other side of major health and mental health issues so good for her and I wish her well.

  8. one of the marys says:

    After 30 is by no means late to have kids but she may forego pregnancy all together. IIRC she has lupus and underwent a kidney transplant.