Becky G was born as Rebbeca Marie Gomez on March 2, 1997, in Inglewood, California. Becky’s parents, Alex and Frank, were high school sweethearts who met at Santa Monica High School. They had Becky, her brothers Frankie and Alex, and Becky’s younger sister Stephanie. Her grandparents emigrated from Mexico. She’s part of the second generation of her family to be born in the United States.
After the family lost their home due to a ballooning mortgage payment and went to live in a small converted garage, a nine-year-old Becky decided to start a career in entertainment to bolster her family’s finances. She looked for child talent agencies, found an agent and began getting work in commercials, voiceovers and modeling. Becky has attributed being part of a large extended family with giving her the attention-getting skills that helped her achieve entertainment success.