Ever since the 8-year “Jelena” relationship hiatus ended, everyone has always been interested in knowing who Selena Gomez dates. She’s had a couple of short-term relationships since then, namely The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, Zedd, and a few others. Now, Selena is rumoured to be dating producer Benny Blanco who has also been her best friend spanning years. The singer-actor seems to have confirmed her relationship with Benny through her social media interactions.
There already existed some speculation taking the two of them. When the Instagram account @popfactions shared a post saying that Gomez had “seemingly” confirmed being in a relationship with Blanco, the singer herself popped into the comments and replied “Facts.” She further posted a cosy selfie with a man who appears to be Blanco and another picture of a ring on her hand with the letter ‘B’ on her Instagram Story a few hours after commenting. This intensified the rumours and obviously caused a stir amongst her fans.
The Instagram Revelations
Speculation that Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco were dating began a few weeks ago after fans noticed that they had been interacting a lot with each other on social media. When Benny shared a story with an image of a cutesy note, claiming it was from his “gf” and a woman in the background, fans believed it was Selena, based on the picture and the handwriting on the note.
Gomez’s interactions on social media and her candid comments from yesterday, December 7, 2023, have seemingly confirmed the news. She responded to multiple fan accounts in the comments section of the post to defend her six-month strong relationship with Blanco. After some followers deemed him “unworthy” of her, Selena replied, calling Blanco “the best thing that’s ever happened to me” and “better than anyone I’ve been with.”
Here’s the post which features a series of observations that confirm the couple plus the comments where Selena is seen standing up for her new relationship:
Her affection for Blanco is evident in her heartfelt comments. “He is my absolute everything in my heart.” When Blanco announced he was releasing a cookbook, Gomez liked and commented on the post, and also shared it on her Instagram Story, calling him “one of my favs.” And the most telling clue was Selena Gomez’s mom, Mandy Teefey, recently following him on Instagram.
She was seen replying to a possible hate comment on how she looked by admitting she’s done botox. “hahahaha I’ve had botox bb girl,” she said. Selena also mentioned that she will defend her friends, family and fans till the day she dies. In a shocking move, she commented rather rashly to an upset fan who called her out for not supporting Palestine given that she is the ‘Most Viewed Artist on TikTok in the US in 2023.’ The comment received immense backlash and has since appeared to be deleted.
This news obviously came as a shock to all of her fans. No one saw it coming. Most comments include dissing this relationship saying ‘Blanco is a downgrade’ and they ‘do not stan them’ or that ‘her taste in men is not good at all.’ Some are wondering if her Instagram got hacked and someone else has been commenting all this while. Few fans even speculated if this is some promotion strategy for her new album. A TikTok user claimed that Benny was on Raya, a celebrity dating app, just last week.
An X user commented,”i know her pr team is TIRED.” Another said, “She interacts w her fans like a teenager. Like just get on w your life – you should never care this much 💀” A third user defended her saying, “The heart wants what it wants and sometimes we find it in the strangest places, so I feel her.” Another commented, “Ain’t no way that’s her. She gotta be hacked. Let me go to sleep and wake up in an hour. Hopefully it will all be a dream.”
They also recollected how Benny seemingly threw shade at Selena during an interview he gave while promoting his Justin Bieber collaboration “Lonely,” two years after the ‘Jelena’ breakup.“Justin’s not one of those cookie-cutter pop artists,” who are like, “…this is my new single and here’s my makeup line,” he told Zach Sang. Selenators took issue with Blanco talking about her like that given Rare Beauty had just launched a month before.
Benny And Selena
Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco’s connection dates back a few years. They collaborated on the bilingual hit “I Can’t Get Enough” in 2019, showcasing their professional chemistry. He produced her 2015 Revival songs “Same Old Love” and “Kill ’Em With Kindness,” along with her 2017 collaboration with Cashmere Cat, “Trust Nobody.” Selena’s recent song “Single Soon,” released in August 2023, also features him as a producer. Blanco attended her makeup brand, Rare Beauty’s first Rare Impact Fund Benefit on October 4 this year.
Know Benny Blanco
He has established himself as both a producer and an artist. His debut single ‘Eastside‘ in 2018, featuring Halsey and Khalid, marked his entry as a lead artist. Blanco has worked with a host of A-list artists, including Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Kesha, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Kanye West, and two of Selena’s exes – The Weeknd, and Justin Bieber.
His contributions to the music world have earned him significant recognition, such as the 2013 Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the iHeartRadio Producer of the Year Award in 2017. Benny is a five-time recipient of the BMI Songwriter of the Year Award. Beyond his artistic achievements, Blanco has ventured into the business side of music by founding two labels, Mad Love Records and Friends Keep Secrets, in collaboration with Interscope Records.
As for Selena Gomez, all one fan seemed to care about was getting good music from her and the singer responded by saying, “omg I’m so excited it’s coming.” Another fan asked her when SG3 would be out, and she said “in 2 months.” After all the chaos on social media today, Selena Gomez announced that she is leaving Instagram (again) for a while until she has work again. “I just stand up for what I believe in I have no shame in doing that. I love my fans more than anything in the world.“
That was quite the drama for one day. Let’s just live and let live!