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Selena Gomez Talks Parents' Divorce: 'I Blamed My Mom A Lot' (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez Opens Up About Parents Traumatic Divo

Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/30/11 06:37 PM ET Updated: 08/30/11 06:12 AM ET

In an E! Entertainment special that aired Wednesday night, teen queen Selena Gomez opened up about her parents' divorce.

Gomez, who was 5-year-old when her parents split, blamed her mother for the divorce--something she deeply regrets.

"I blamed my mom a lot [for the divorce] because I wanted a family so bad," Gomez said. "I wanted to have my mom and dad together. I remember just being angry with my mom. I still feel really bad about that."

Her mother Mandy Teefey, who became pregnant at age 16, recounts her daughter's difficulty coping with the split. "[Selena] would vent and yell at me and all I could do is just say, 'I'm sorry--but you'll understand someday,'" she said.

Today, Gomez defends single-parenthood and is grateful for her mother's many sacrifices.

"Having me at sixteen had to have been a big responsibility. My mom gave up everything for me and had, like, three jobs. She supported me, sacrificed her life for me," she said.

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