Selena Gomez and her mom Mandy Teefey are proudly celebrating the release of their Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Last night at the premiere, they posed together of course and they later took to Instagram to really share with the world just how much working on this series has meant to them.
"Our show @13reasonswhy came out tonight and I couldn't be more overwhelmed with pride and joy. After 7 years of holding onto this book, I couldn't of picked a better time for this message to exist. Jay Asher wrote a beautifully tragic, compelling story and we were lucky to have brought it to life. Thank you to every single soul that put their heart into this passion project," Selena wrote in the caption of the behind-the-scenes pic she shared from when the series was being filmed. The "Hands to Myself" singer served as an executive producer of the show, along with her mom.
Mandy shared her own message too, recording a video after arriving home from the premiere, and she just had to thank each and every person involved with bringing the best-selling book to life, saying that she hopes everyone who watches feels just how special this project is.
OK, can we just take a moment to reflect on how alike Selena and Mandy are?! They obviously have such a strong resemblance, but even the way Mandy speaks, with such heart and grace, it's easy to see who Sel takes after. They even have a truly special mother and daughter moment on the red carpet, sharing a sweet and cuddly hug.
And did you notice how they were both rocking some bright blue nail polish? For fans of author Jay Asher's novel, you'll know this is a direct reference to the main character Hannah Baker, who was wearing this color on her nails the last time Clay saw her alive, and it's how she numbered the tapes she sent to all 13 people who she felt played a role in her death. So Selena and Mandy both payed homage to the story, which is just all types of amazing. Seeing these two work together on something they both feel so passionately about is nothing short of inspiring and just recently, Mandy wrote a thank-you letter to all the women in her life who have changed her life in some way. She of course included both her daughters in this list.
"My Two Loves, Selena & Gracie, thank you for teaching me something new every day and inspiring me to always be my best and to not let you down. Nothing in this world is more grand then being your mother. I have come to see beyond myself and celebrate the death of my ego in order to give you my all. Always remember your will cannot be taken away and the most important thing you can do is positively contribute to the lives of others. Love, your fierce Mama Bear, always," Mandy wrote.
That is simply the sweetest.