Popstar Selena Gomez is rumored to be dating movie producer Benny Blanco following their collaboration on her latest song ‘Single Soon’. Untold facts about him explored.
Selena Gomez (real name: Selena Marie Gomez) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, producer, and philanthropist.
Born to Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez on July 22, 1992, Selena has been one of the biggest names in Hollywood since she first gained fame as the winsome star of the Disney TV series Wizards of Waverly Place.
Not only known for topping music charts, she has also been notoriously known for her wild dating history. In December 2023, she seemingly confirmed her new romance with Benny Blanco making many curious to know more about her new boyfriend and who else she has dated in the past. Keep reading for more about her personal life.
Who is Selena Gomez in a relationship with now?
Selena Gomez has a new love in her life, and that love is causing a wave among her fans. Selena and record producer Benny Blanco made headlines after the former Disney star appeared to flaunt their relationship online.
Gomez confirmed her relationship with Blanco on Thursday, December, after replying to a fan post that talked about her dating rumours.
Replying to a different fan’s comment on Instagram, she said she has been dating Benny for the past six months, but had kept things private for the time being.
The X, fka Twitter, account Pop Base shared a photo of Selena, 31, lying her head on Benny’s, 35, chest, on the X platform on Thursday.
The camera was focused on the Love You Like A Love Song singer’s face, capturing it front-and-center.
Meanwhile, Benny’s face was mostly out of frame.
A black and white filter was placed over the snap.
The couple’s photo seemingly confirmed the dating rumors, igniting a reaction from the entertainer’s supporters.
Several fans commented on the tweet, celebrating the A-listers for getting together.
“WOW. benny is WINNING. good for sel, she seems relaxed,” one fan shared.
Pop Crave also shared a snap of Selena and Benny posing romantically together on their X account today.
Their viral post was a screenshot from Selena’s Instagram account.
The screenshot of Selena’s Instagram comment section included in the tweet showed her replying to fans, revealing her feelings for Benny.
“He is my absolute everything in my heart,” Selena wrote in one comment.
In another, she replied to one fan: “Then why has he been the best thing that’s ever happened to me. The end.”
To a third user, Selena responded: “lol yeah and he’s still better than anyone I’ve ever been with. Facts.”
She clapped back at a user: “I don’t understand. If you actually care about me. This is my happiest. If you don’t feel free to say whatever you want.
“But I will never allow your words to guide my life. Ever. I’m done. If you can’t accept me at my happiest then don’t be in [m]y life at all.”
Who is Benny Blanco, Selena Gomez’s new boyfriend?
Just like Gomez, Benny Blanco has also made a name in the entertainment industry, mostly behind the scenes.
His real name is Benjamin Joseph Levin.
He was born on March 8, 1988, in Reston, Virginia, making him a Pisces.
By profession, Benny Blanco is a renowned American record producer, disc jockey, songwriter, and record executive who has worked with a tall list of A-list musicians for decades.
After co-producing and co-writing several hit singles in the late 2000s, Blanco has made a big name for himself in the music industry.
He’s also an artist in his own right, releasing his debut single as a lead artist titled “Eastside” in 2018 alongside Halsey and Khalid.
The producer’s work in the industry has led to the sales of more than 500 million album-equivalent units worldwide for artists including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, The Weekend, Sia, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.
Blanco has won some major awards in his career, including the 2013 Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the iHeartRadio Producer of the Year Award.
He has been awarded the BMI Songwriter of the Year five times.
After collaborating with Interscope Records, Blanco founded his own two labels called Mad Love Records and Friends Keep Secrets.
Blanco previously worked with Gomez in 2019 on the single “I Can’t Get Enough.” In addition to producing the track, Blanco also sang the English-Spanish track alongside Gomez, Tainy, and J Balvin.
He also collaborated with Gomez on her latest song ‘Single Soon’.
What is Benny Blanco’s net worth?
Benny is worth a solid $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and he’s got the resume and real estate to prove it.
In 2020, Benny spent some of his cash on a cool $9.2 million mansion in Los Angeles sold by Sean Rad, one of the co-founders of Tinder, per Time.
Mary from Selling Sunset was the one who sold the house to Benny! But that’s hardly his only pad. He’s also bought pricey real estate in New York City, and various homes in West Hollywood and Malibu, per CelebrityNetWorth.
Who else has Selena Gomez dated?
Gomez has dated several Hollywood A-listers before getting into her latest relationship.
In 2008, the pop star was with Nick Jonas and she even got featured in the Jonas Brothers ‘Burnin’ Up’ music video.
Though their romance was short-lived, there was no bad blood between them after the stars broke up.
In 2016, Gomez told W magazine: “We never feuded. We both liked the same guy when we were 16… We are now completely settled in our own lives.”
In the same year, she started dating Charlie Puth.
However, their relationship did not work out smoothly.
Charlie said in an interview: “It really messed me up.
“It wasn’t like I was the only person on her mind.
“And I think I knew that going in and what I was getting myself into.”
Charlie never specified who else Selena might have been thinking about, but fans soon started speculating things after he said “F*** You, Justin Bieber” at a concert that same month.
Selena’s most famous relationship was with Justin Bieber, whom she dated on two different occasions – from 2009 to 2014 and then from 2017 to 2018.
She was with him until April 2014, when Selena reportedly found photos of Kylie Jenner on Justin’s phone, which forced her to part ways with the Canadian singer.
Gomez also dated other celebrities such as The Weekend, Zedd, and One Direction star Zayn Malik.