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Does Selena Gomez Have a New Boyfriend? Everything We Know About Benny Blanco

The singer officially hard launched her new beau!
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Another day, another rumour about who Selena Gomez is dating. From Zayn Malik to Drew Taggart, the singer has been linked to some noteworthy names over the past few years, but it seems like she’s making her current relationship status loud and clear. 

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The 31-year-old normally keeps details of her private life out of the public eye, but in recent months the actress has been giving fans a glimpse at her new romance with music producer Benny Blanco. 

Who is Selena Gomez dating?

Benny Blanco (December 2023)

Selena Gomez has most recently been linked to musician and producer Benny Blanco.

The star took to Instagram on December 8, 2023 to soft launch her new relationship, sharing a selfie of her laying on the producer’s chest. 

While news of Selena’s new romance may appear to be out of left field, the singer has been spotted responding to comments and liking videos on Instagram from celebrity news account PopFaction that first circulated the rumours of her and her new beau. 

The account then re-shared Selena’s Instagram story alongside the caption, “#SelenaGomez seemingly confirms she is in a relationship,” with Selena liking the post and simply commenting “facts.” 

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Selena soft-launched her new romance on Instagram in December 2023. (Credit: Instagram)

Shortly after Selena’s initial post, fans spotted the star in the comments of Instagram account @selenagomezbr2.0 replying to her supporters with more info on her new love. 

“He is my absolute everything in my heart,” she wrote. While some replied to the star with criticisms of her new boyfriend, Selena quickly clapped back, commenting, “lol yeah and he’s still better than anyone I’ve ever been with.”

“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 my life at all,” she continued. 

While some fans appeared to be unhappy with the newest Hollywood pairing, Selena sent fans into a frenzy when, just hours later, she shared a photo of a ring with the letter ‘B’ and a diamond on that finger, with many speculating the pair are actually engaged. 

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Could the couple be engaged? (Credit: Instagram)

Just over one week since Selena teased her romance, the singer hard-launched her romance on social media following Taylor Swift’s New York birthday party, sharing a snap to Instagram of the couple kissing. 

Although the timeline of Benny and Selena’s new romance is still unknown at this point, the pair have notably worked together on Selena’s 2019 single I Can’t Get Enough. 

Prior to confirming their relationship, the pair were photographed together at Selena’s 31st birthday party in July 2023, with the singer sharing a photo of the couple alongside Paris Hilton. 

Benny also attended Selena’s Rare Beauty Rare Impact Fund Benefit event in October 2023, leading many to believe that Selena and Benny have been an item since at least mid-2023. 

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“my favorite moments w you this week 🤍.” (Credit: Instagram)

In January 2024 Selena and Benny made their public debut as a couple, appearing very loved up as they attended a Lakers game together. 

From holding hands, whispering to each other and sharing a few hugs – the couple PDA was on full display and fans were excited to see the singer look so happy! 

Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco
(Credit: Getty)

Who has Selena Gomez dated in the past?

Zayn Malik (June 2023) 

Prior to the star confirming her new romance with Benny Blanco, rumours surrounding Selena’s potential relationship with One Direction star Zayn Malik gained traction after The Sun reported the two were spotted on a dinner date together, with a witness sharing with the publication that they were “holding hands and kissing.”

“Selena and Zayn walked in holding hands and were kissing. Most restaurant staff and restaurantgoers didn’t notice them,” the source revealed. “It seemed like they were comfortable together and it was clear that it was a date.”

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Selena was linked to the former One Direction star in June 2023. (Credit: Getty)

The news came just weeks after fans spotted Zayn following Selena on Instagram, which was quite a big deal considering he only followed 18 people at the time.

Selena seemingly responded to speculation in a hilarious video posted on June 8, 2023. In the video, she’s rugged up while watching a soccer training session. “I’m single!” she yells to the players. “I’m just a little high maintenance, but I’ll love you so much.” 

Zayn, 30, split with long-term partner Gigi Hadid in 2021, who he shares a two-year-old daughter, Khai with. 

Andrew Taggart (January 2023-March 2023)

The Zayn and Selena dating rumours came just months after Selena was linked to The Chainsmokers singer, Andrew ‘Drew’ Taggart.

Us Weekly broke the news, after speaking with an exclusive source. “They aren’t trying to hide their romance by sneaking around at members only clubs,” the insider told the publication, explaining that the pair are “very casual and low-key.”

Selena, 30 and Drew, 33, have apparently spent time going “bowling and to the movies” the source added. 

“Selena can hardly keep her hands off him,” the insider continued, adding that the pair are “having a lot of fun together.”

The budding relationship followed news that Drew was reportedly dating Steve Job’s youngest daughter, Eve Jobs, 24. 

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Selena was reportedly linked to Drew. (Credit: Instagram)

Dylan O’Brien (December 2022)

Whilst Selena has kept her dating life largely out of the private eye following her relationship with Justin Bieber, there were rumours the Only Murders in the Building actress was seeing Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien in 2022.

Deux Moi shared the report in early December, with a source revealing they had spotted the duo on a bowling date in Brooklyn.  

Sharing the tea on Instagram stories, the account also added “Maybe he didn’t ghost her after all” – insinuating that this might not be the first time the Good For You singer and Teen Wolf star have interacted. 

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Selena recently returned to Instagram. (Credit: Instagram)

Although Deux Moi is never the most reputable source, the account did successfully uncover Em Ratajkowski and Pete Davidsons’ blossoming romance.

Selena was in a highly publicised relationship with Justin Bieber over the course of eight years, before the Canadian singer wed Hailey Baldwin

In 2017, Selena and the Weeknd dated for around 10 months before calling it quits. 

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