Singer-actress and makeup entrepreneur Selena Gomez continues to stir confusion amid rumors that she is in a relationship with musician and producer Benny Blanco. A number of entertainment outlets shared posts regarding her alleged romance with Blanco, and the multi-hyphenate appeared to confirm the relationship in the comments. The comments shocked fans, given that Gomez has maintained a fairly private personal life in recent years following the intense publicity placed on her previous relationship with Justin Bieber.
In a series of surprisingly personal Instagram comments, Gomez defended her relationship with Blanco. One comment read “oh sweetheart. I’ve been in therapy since I was 18. I know what’s best for me and I will fight till I get what I deserve. I appreciate your misguided input but I’m growing. Don’t feel free to grow with me just know I’m not going to be with a f**boy ever again. Sorry to disappoint.”
Selena Gomez says she has been in therapy since she was 18, and says she won't be with a fuckboy ever again pic.twitter.com/S4ALvlfC8P
— Selena Gomez Charts (@selenagchart) December 8, 2023
Gomez was famously in a relationship with Bieber from 2010 to 2018. The breakup placed her romantic life under a microscope, as he married Hailey Baldwin-Bieber shortly after their breakup. Gomez went on to be in a relationship with Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) that allegedly ended due to their commitment to their respective careers. Earlier this year, allegations of a feud between Hailey Bieber and Gomez emerged by way of a number of conspiracy theories on TikTok and X about Bieber stalking Gomez. Both women issued joint statements asking for peace.
In an Instagram post in March, Gomez revealed that Hailey Bieber reached out to her after receiving death threats over the online scandal, and encouraged the internet to lay off her. Gomez even went on to follow Hailey Bieber on Instagram, which many saw as a virtual olive branch, given that Gomez had recently become the most followed woman on Instagram.
Social Media Reactions
Gomez’ series of comments came after a number of her fans criticized Blanco’s appearance in the comment section of several posts regarding their relationship. After seeing her responses, many were shocked, as they do not fit her usual tone and relative privacy on social media.
selena rly a highschooler mentally cause wdym youve probably been dating for a month and hes already the best thing that happened to u? pic.twitter.com/oB1pp9AyxD
— ۟ (@WTFCHARLl) December 7, 2023
Some suspect that the sudden media attention placed on the relationship could have been a triggering experience for Gomez, who has been vocal about her mental health journey in the past.
this is how I imagine selena gomez in her room right now pic.twitter.com/bzmboEP2UW
— edgar (@edgaracasti) December 7, 2023
On TikTok, onlookers continue to analyze the surprising situation. Some accused Blanco of speaking poorly of her in an interview on “The Zach Sang Show” when he was referring to pop artists who used their music to promote their other endeavors (cosmetics companies included.)
Blanco appeared to post a meme on Instagram subtly confirming the relationship. This morning, Gomez shared a photo of a ring with the letter “B” on it, seemingly for Blanco, further confirming the relationship.
Selena Gomez flashing her new B ring after confirming her relationship with Benny Blanco.
This sure is… something. Fans speculate if the ring is from SHEIN. pic.twitter.com/6wHTOKqZV2
— A. (@ScandalousMedia) December 8, 2023
Blanco is yet to further comment on his relationship with Gomez at this time.