Girls often date guys who are like their fathers and Selena Gomez is no different. Selena, who has been getting sweet revenge against her cheating ex Justin Bieber who seems to be in the throes of a breakdown by looking gorgeous at every photo op, just let it be known that her dad’s – Ricardo Joel Gomez – idea of spending quality time was paying attention to other women. It must’ve been why she was so drawn to Justin since she had to share his attention and roving eyes. She detailed how this cycle of behavior started with her divorced papa to Harper’s.
“When I was 7, my dad would go to Hooters to watch [San Antonio] Spurs games. But he started noticing that when I would come, with my little pigtails, all the waitresses would be like, ‘Hey!’ So he ended up half spending time with me but with all those cute girls coming over. And that would be our thing.”
Selena seems resigned that her Dad only wanted to spend time with her when it was something in it for him. Hooters is not the ideal place to find the next love of one’s life, but more than likely, he just wanted a pretty face to introduce to his hard on and not his little girl. As a kid, she probably didn’t have much say. But as an adult, she did seem to put up with Justin treating almost every woman he came in contact with like a Hooter’s employee that he could have his way with.
Daddy issues often take a lifetime and a series of tell all interviews to overcome. It’s part of the therapeutic process in Hollywood. You shame the first guy in your life who should’ve known better. You offer nice platitudes and a sense of forgiveness but the unwritten fine print is that Daddy Dearest really messed with your head and now the whole world knows about it to judge. Take notes, Taylor Swift. This is how you play your victim card.