Peek Inside Selena Gomez’s Backyard, a Lush Oasis With Palms and Twinkle Lights

published Mar 13, 2021
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Selena Gomez has made her design prowess abundantly clear in the last year. In the summer, she shared a glimpse of her moody music room, a botanical wonderland outfitted with velvet chairs and exposed beam ceilings. Around that same time, she also welcomed viewers into her contemporary, Pinterest-worthy kitchen, the backdrop for her HBO Max cooking series, “Selena + Chef.” Ahead of the release of her new Spanish-language EP “Revelación,” Gomez once again gave fans a glimpse of her dreamy Los Angeles estate through a new Vogue cover shoot captured from her backyard. 

The backyard of the Encino mansion — one formerly owned by singer Tom Petty — is filled with lush palm trees and twinkle lights wrapped around the barks. In the images by photographer Nadine Ijewere, Gomez lounges on a pinstriped outdoor lounge chair by the pool. In another slide, Gomez poses at the edge of the pool enclosed by a wall of lush greenery that makes the backyard look like a luxurious spa resort on a tropical island. In the last slide, Gomez stands next to a wooden outdoor dining table complemented by some rattan and wicker chairs. 

Gomez lives in the home with her two best friends and her maternal grandparents, Debbie and David, who had come to visit just before the COVID-19 lockdown and ended up moving in with their granddaughter. (Gomez’s friends and grandparents often make appearances in “Selena + Chef,” helping her around the kitchen and taste testing.) 

The singer’s grandparents are also featured in the photoshoot in a series of black-and-white photos, seated at the outdoor dining table in front of twinkle lights tied around the bark of some trees. “Family is everything to me. I am very close to my family,’ Gomez said in a separate interview with Vogue Mexico last year. “My grandparents live with me and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In my family we fight a lot and love even more.”