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Selena Gomez teaches little sister Gracie to be 'fearless' in heartwarming video

The actress' mother Mandy Teefey welcomed Gracie in 2013 with Selena's stepfather Brian Teefey

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Selena Gomez is the best big sister! The singer took to her Instagram on Monday to post an inspiring video of herself sharing a heartfelt moment with her half-sister Gracie Teefey. In the black and white video, the toddler, four, told her sister, "I'm not scared." The 25-year-old responded with words of encouragement saying, "I know because you're fearless, right? You're not scared of anything, right?" The sweet sister duo then shared a high five.

Alongside the empowering video, Selena penned: "I will forever let my sister know she is strong, bold and beautiful. She will be raised to know her voice matters. She is going to understand the importance behind being a leader and inspire others by her truth." The actress' mother Mandy Teefey welcomed Gracie in 2013 with Selena's stepfather Brian Teefey.

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Selena shared an inspirational video featuring her four-year-old sister Gracie Photo: Instagram/@selenagomez 

A few months after Gracie was born, Selena opened up to E! News about becoming a big sister. "Gracie is five months old, she's adorable," she said. "I'm obsessed with her and becoming a big sister...I know I've had the responsibility to be a role model for girls but, when you have a little sister of your own, you kinda think, 'OK, this is legit.'"

 

Selena continues to live up to her role as a role model encouraging her fans to have a strong voice. Earlier this year, she told Miami's Power 96, "When I released The Heart Wants What It Wants, I think that was the real shift for me because it was the first time that I was actually sharing where I was personally and then I felt like my voice kind of became stronger," adding, "And that to me is what I always represent with my fans and my girls."

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Selena continued, "Your voice is everything and a lot of people get scared to say what they're feeling, or vulnerability looks like weakness. And none of that is true. I think it makes a woman beautiful and strong. And that's something I think I really had to learn and I'm still learning."

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