Conan Gray was born on 5 December 1998 in Lemon Grove

California to a father of mostly Irish descent and a Japanese

mother. As an infant, his grandfather moved to Hiroshima

Japan, where he needed medical care

After living there for two years

the family moved back to California

Gray speaks fluent Japanese but has since lost his proficiency

Gray's parents divorced when he was three years old

In the "Draw My Life" video, he details his experiences

the military, Gray was transferred twelve times in childhood

let alone three times during sixth grade. Gray

was often bullied throughout grade school. At one time

he was one of only five Asian children in his school

Gray eventually settled in Georgetown, Texas, where he lived for

the rest of his teen years. Gray's life in

Central Texas-inspired much of his art and music

She was accepted at UCLA and moved to

Los Angeles, California in September 2017