Entertainment media has been busy this week with stories about Selena Gomez, the Grand Prairie-raised singer-actress, who according to multiple reports is recovering from an “emotional breakdown” after having been hospitalized twice in the past two weeks, and is undergoing treatment at an East Coast mental-health facility.
By a strange coincidence, a local Gomez story we’ve been following since early 2017 — her attempts to sell her west Fort Worth house — happened to come to an end while all this happened.
We first learned about this from a Houston Chronicle story, but it was reported as early as Tuesday by an overseas outlet: London’s Daily Mail, which is nice enough to refer to Fort Worth as upscale in its headline.
Gomez bought the house, reportedly for $3.5 million, in 2015 in the gated Montserrat community in far west Fort Worth, but according to Architectural Digest soon put it back up for sale at nearly the same price. Since then, it’s been for sale off and on at lower prices, dropping to $2,999,000 in February 2017 and then, after a brief time off the market, to $2.7 million in August of this year.
The private estate features five bedrooms, 6 1/2 baths, a grilling area, a putting green, a tennis/sport court, a study, a game room, a media and crafts room, a lagoon-style saltwater pool with water slide and spa, and an outdoor family room with fireplace and attached guest quarters.
Built in 2005 by The Morrison Group, the home is at 4649 Saint Laurent Court.
Gomez returns to DFW fairly regularly.
In January, the singer-actress visited her childhood home in Grand Prairie, sharing the visit on Instagram. ““The home I grew up in, from birth to 13... (no one was home when I knocked this time lol) I visit this place every chance I get,” Gomez wrote. “In many ways it very well could have been better than my life today, but I’m grateful for a voice that can enable change today. Even when I don’t know how to do it well or actually want it. I love you Grand Prairie. Thank you.”
In 2016, Gomez was spotted at Reata in downtown Fort Worth celebrating her cousin Priscilla DeLeon’s engagement, and last year she stopped by Melt Ice Creams on Magnolia Avenue. She also has been known to drop by Cook Children’s Medical Center on occasion and visit with patients.
Gomez has been quiet lately. In a Sept. 23 Instagram post, the Grand Prairie-raised singer-actress — the most-followed person on Instagram — said that she was taking a social-media break. She concluded her post with “Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.”
But she is featured on DJ Snake’s song “Taki Taki,” along with Cardi B and Ozuna. The song was released in late September but the video was released this week, timed for the American Music Awards. It is, well, a trip.
On Wednesday, TMZ reported that Gomez has been hospitalized twice in the past two weeks — and that the second time, she suffered “what sources call an emotional breakdown” and is now in a mental-health facility for treatment.
In 2017, Gomez, who suffers from lupus, revealed on Instagram that she had undergone a kidney transplant. She praised the donor, a friend names Francia Raisa, and encouraged followed to go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org.