Selena Gomez Hires Katy Perry's Manager After Firing Her Parents

Celebrity News Apr. 26, 2014 AT 12:45PM
Selena Gomez Selena Gomez has fired her parents in favor of manager Bradford Cobb, who manages Katy Perry. Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Selena Gomez hopes that her new management move will light up her career like a firework! As TMZ reported earlier this month, the former Disney star, 21, fired her mom Mandy Teefey and stepdad Brian Teefey, who have managed her since childhood. Replacing her parents is Bradford Cobb, who manages Katy Perry and Adam Lambert, Us Weekly has exclusively learned.

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The decision to consult with Cobb comes after Gomez cancelled her Australian tour in December and secretly entered rehab in January and reconnected with boyfriend Justin Bieber. She made yet more headlines last week when she palled around with Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the Coachella Music Festivalonly to mysteriously unfollow them on Instagram shortly thereafter.

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Cobb, who was listed as one of Billboard's 40 executives under 40 in July 2013, has spent more than a decade in the industry making a name for himself, and was instrumental in making Katy Perry a pop superstar. 

“For me, it’s really about the team,” Cobb told Billboard of his success. “Everyone [at Direct Management Group] works on all of the clients, and we build the right team for each artist.”

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Gomez, who parted ways with her label Hollywood Records, seems ready to reinvent her career. Her 2013 album Stars Dance was her first number one on the Billboard 200, with hits "Come & Get It" and "Slow Down."

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