TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 1 Selena Gomez Seemingly Confirms New Relationship While Defending Boyfriend Benny Blanco
- 2 Selena Gomez Rumored Boyfriend Benny Blanco
- 3 Producer Benny Blanco’s Connection to Justin Bieber
- 4 The History of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s Relationship
- 5 Gomez Faced Health Issues and Found Independence
- 6 Blanco Also Coming Off High-Profile Relationship
- 7 Blanco Provides Musical Inspiration for Gomez
- 8 Closing the Door on “Jelena” for Good
Selena Gomez Seemingly Confirms New Relationship While Defending Boyfriend Benny Blanco
Selena Gomez has seemingly confirmed her relationship with rumored boyfriend, producer Benny Blanco, after coming to his defense on social media. This comes soon after old photos of Blanco with Gomez’s famous ex, Justin Bieber, recently resurfaced and went viral.
Selena Gomez Rumored Boyfriend Benny Blanco
Gomez broke her silence and signaled at her new relationship by interacting with the Instagram fan account, PopFaction. She commented “facts” on a post speculating about her being in a relationship, and liked another post claiming she and Blanco were dating. Gomez also posted an Instagram story showing her and Blanco cuddling.
PopFaction then shared screenshots of Gomez directly interacting with fans in the comments section. She wrote to one fan, “He has treated me better than any human being on this planet,” and told another, “He’s still better than anyone I’ve ever been with. Facts.”
These events unfold shortly after a source told Entertainment Tonight on November 26th that Gomez was happily single and not feeling pressure to be in a relationship. However, her recent actions suggest she and Blanco are in fact dating.
Producer Benny Blanco’s Connection to Justin Bieber
Benny Blanco, 31, is a major producer who has worked with stars like Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5 and more. Blanco and Justin Bieber have worked together, including on Bieber’s 2021 album Justice.
Now, old photos of Bieber and Blanco hanging out have resurfaced and gone viral in light of the rumors of Blanco dating Bieber’s famous ex. Some fans have even alleged that Bieber unfollowed Blanco on social media after hearing the news, but this remains unconfirmed.
Still, Gomez has come to her new boyfriend’s defense, writing that Blanco treats her better than anyone. This suggests there is no bad blood on her part regarding Blanco’s past working relationship with Bieber.
The History of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber’s Relationship
Pop stars Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber famously dated on-and-off way back from 2011 to 2014. “Jelena” was a huge celebrity coupling with countless ups and downs.
After their final split, both singers moved on to other high-profile relationships. Gomez dated The Weeknd in 2017, while Bieber rekindled things with model Hailey Baldwin. Bieber and Baldwin got married in 2018.
Rumors sometimes still swirl suggesting Gomez and Bieber still harbor feelings for each other. However, Gomez’s confirmation of her new relationship with Benny Blanco contradicts this. It seems she has fully moved on from her years with Bieber.
Gomez Faced Health Issues and Found Independence
In more recent years, Selena Gomez has spoken about taking time for self-care and her health. She needed a kidney transplant in 2017 due to complications from lupus. She also has dealt with anxiety and depression.
Last year, Gomez stated she had not been on the internet in four-and-a-half years, saying this was best for her mental health. She also does not have the Instagram app on her phone.
Staying offline has likely allowed the pop singer to develop new relationships away from the constant public speculation and headlines. This could allow her blossoming romance with Blanco room to organically grow outside speculation.
Gomez has mentioned being single for two years now, suggesting she has relished independence after very public past relationships. But confirmation of Benny Blanco dating rumors hints she feels ready for a new boyfriend this year.
Blanco Also Coming Off High-Profile Relationship
Benny Blanco, real name Benjamin Levin, previously dated influencer Chantel Jeffries from around 2016 to 2021. Jeffries has been linked to other stars like Diplo, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber.
So just as Gomez finds herself single after having an A-list pop star boyfriend, the same can be said for Blanco. Now, the two music industry professionals appear to have found comfort with each other out of the glare of their high-profile past relationships.
Time will tell whether “Belanco”, as fans are dubbing the new couple, can stand the test of growing media attention and potential pressure. For now, both Gomez’s words defending Blanco and the cozy Instagram story show things are going well early on.
Blanco Provides Musical Inspiration for Gomez
As a successful producer, Benny Blanco has the musical talents to inspire singer Selena Gomez in her own songwriting and albums. As mentioned, Blanco produced Gomez’s 2021 single “I Can’t Get Enough” which was a hit.
Having a creative and musical boyfriend who understands the industry could provide support for Gomez as she works on her next album. Blancoalso has other famous friends in music, like Ed Sheeran, which could open more doors for Gomez.
And on Benny Blanco’s side, dating one of the biggest pop singers in the world can only raise his already acclaimed profile as a producer. The two appear poised to succeed together personally and creatively.
Closing the Door on “Jelena” for Good
With Selena Gomez confirming her latest relationship with producer Benny Blanco, it firmly shuts the door on any remaining speculation about “Jelena”. Gomez has clearly stated her ex, Justin Bieber, is in the past and that she has moved forward.
Now, Gomez heads into a hopeful future centered around her thriving career and new romance with Blanco. At 31-years-old, she has fully stepped into life as an independent woman no longer defined by past relationships or health obstacles.
Her fans can likely look forward to new music reflecting everything Selena Gomez has overcome and the joy she has found. And Benny Blanco will surely play a part in this next musical era, both professionally behind the scenes and personally as Selena’s biggest fan.
So while Gomez and Blanco brace for increased attention due to their celebrity status, they won’t be sweating old news about Justin Bieber. As Selena said herself, what she has now with Benny beats anything from her past.
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