12/27/2011 12:05 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Selena Gomez Thanks Fans After Mother's Miscarriage

Selena Gomez fans in Chicago and Seattle may have been disappointed when the Disney singer canned their holiday shows earlier this month, but turns out Gomez had good reason to. The "family emergency" she cited was actually the miscarriage of her mother, Mandy, who had been expecting her first child with Gomez's stepfather Brian Teefey.

Showing a maturity beyond her 19 years of age, the girlfriend of Justin Bieber updated fans on her Facebook page Monday night with a message mixed with gratitude and grace, and also revealed her little sister's name.

"Belated Merry Christmas everybody.. I can't thank you enough for all of your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate every one of you.. I love you all so much and we hope you and your family had a beautiful Christmas! Love, Me, Momma, Brian and our guardian angel Scarlett. God bless," Gomez wrote.