See how cute 5-year-old Selena Gomez is – plus other adorable celeb throwbacks

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Credit: Getty Images

She might be a big star now, but back in 1997 Selena Gomez was just a sassy, but regular 5-year-old and this throwback posted by her mom Mandy Teefey proves it.

The footage is from August 1997 and features Selena talking to her mom on the phone about her schoolwork.

But Selena is not the only celeb with an adorable throwback. Here’s a look at other celebs who were too cute for words. 

Cardi B

Cardi posted this image of her 5-year-old-self on social media and it almost instantly became a meme as the look on Cardi’s face is just so typical of that witty little girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Cardi has embraced the meme and even posted it on her Instagram account.

Kendall Jenner

Proving that she and her family are always ahead of the fashion curve, Kendall posted this picture of herself as a wee little girl wearing tiny sunglasses which are already a fading trend.

watch out

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Taraji P Henson

Look at baby Taraji in front of the TV! Who knew many years later she would be on it instead?

Paris Jackson 

The daughter of the famous MJ shared this image on what would have been her dad’s 59th birthday. She’s just so adorable in the image and it’s a sweet moment between father and daughter.

Halle Berry

The actress shared this sweet image of herself in primary school.

????????????? #FBF

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Ariana Grande

The star shared a sweet throwback of herself as a baby playing with a mini guitar with an adorable smile on her face.


The pop star and designer posted this saying this is where she first had the idea for sliders.

when I got the vision #JELLYslides @PUMA

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Solange Knowles

Tina Lawson posted this throwback of little Solange with a flower crown!

Boity Thulo

The SA fave posted this nostalgic photo of herself with her dad with the caption "#TBT to the lovely days when people would look at me and say "What a cute boy". Posing with my dad."

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Bonang Matheba

Queen B shared this image of herself and her mom for Mother’s Day, but she wasn’t impressed with the ribbon her mom had put on her head!

Minnie Dlamini

The reality star and TV presenter posted this, tagging her brother saying she was “probably plotting our escape”

?????? @khosinidlamini I was probably plotting our escape ??

A post shared by Minnie (@minniedlamini) on

Amanda Du Pont

The recently engaged star posted this cute throwback of herself at a birthday party with the simple caption “mood”.


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Pearl Thusi

The actress and model's picture was posted as a happy birthday wish to her little sister.

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