Selena Gomez Reveals What Her Name Could Have Been

In a resurfaced clip shared on social media, Selena Gomez shared what her name could have been during her cooking series.

In a post going viral on TikTok, an account named @celebritiesspace, shared a short video from Season 2 of Gomez's HBO Max original series, Selena + Chef. The video has over 30,000 likes and 300,000 views.

"My real name was going to be Priscilla," she admitted to author and chef, Marcela Valladolid, "And my dad said, 'No, I want her name to be Selena."

"I'm actually named after Selena Quintanilla. It gives me goosebumps sometimes because I was obsessed with Selena. I knew everything about her. I was just such a fan," Gomez continued, speaking about her namesake, the late pop singer known internationally by her first name alone.

Fans of Gomez took to the comment section to share their thoughts,

"Selena Quintanilla is so iconic like her," one TikTok user wrote.

Another liked the name, "Lowkey I think Priscilla would have suited her too."

"Watch me name my daughter selena because of her," a user admitted.

One exclaimed, "Selena fits her perfectly !! Selena Quintanilla would be honoured."

Selena Gomez's parents naming her "Priscilla"
In a resurfaced video, Selena Gomez discusses what her name could have been in her cooking series on HBO Max. Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Gomez began her cooking series in 2020 and is working on her fourth season. The show started off during quarantine where Gomez talks with professional chefs from her kitchen via video chat and learns how to cook from them. The show also helps raise money for different charities. Since the beginning, the show has raised $360,000 for 23 different organizations.

Chefs that have cooked with Gomez throughout the three seasons include Antonia Lofaso, Roy Choi, Tanya Holland, Curtis Stone, Evan Funke, Kelis Rogers, Ayesha Curry, Fabio Viviani and Jamie Oliver.

"I am looking forward to another season of being in the kitchen with some of the world's best chefs. Hopefully, my skills have improved. More importantly, we've been able to raise money for incredible charitable organizations," Gomez said about the new season.

Gomez, alongside co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short, has also returned to solve a mystery in their apartment building in Season 2 of the series Only Murders in the Building. New episodes of the drama show air every Tuesday on Hulu.

The series follows three true crime-obsessed tenants—Mabel, Oliver and Charles—in a New York City apartment building who come together to solve a murder mystery in the place they call home. The trio create their own podcast to uncover the clues in order to solve the mystery.

In an interview with Deadline, Gomez talked about being a fan of true crime and getting offered the role of Mabel.

"I had just come back from CrimeCon when I had the call and it just felt like it was something I really wanted to do. They were all so lovely. And working with Steve and Marty would be a dream," she said.