Selena Gomez Continues Hard Launch of Benny Blanco Romance With Hugging Photo

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Selena Gomez is continuing her hard launch of her relationship with record producer Benny Blanco on Instagram. Last night, the singer shared a black-and-white photo of the couple hugging on her Instagram Story.

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Gomez confirmed they were dating on Friday, revealing they have been together for six months. She defended him from fans critical of their relationship on Instagram, writing at one point, “He has treated me better than any human being on this planet.” She also compared him to her exes, sharing, “He’s still better than anyone I’ve ever been with. Facts.”

A source spoke to Entertainment Tonight about their romance last week, too. That insider revealed they had become committed “recently”: Selena and Benny have been casually seeing each other for a while, and more recently, it became more official. Things have been going really well between them, and Selena is happy. She thinks Benny is very funny and, of course, extremely talented. Selena is in a great place in her life and feels content and relaxed. She is enjoying where things are going.”

The pair has not been photographed out together by paparazzi yet. Blanco, however, gave fans a glimpse of a gallery date when he shared a shot of Gomez on his Instagram Story.

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While Gomez has been romantically linked to numerous men over the years, this is her first time being so public about a relationship since 2018. Gomez spoke earlier this year about the traits she looks for in a partner. “I mean you gotta be cool, man,” she said in August. “Not cool in the sense that people think you’re cool. You just gotta be nice, and like, please make me laugh and also just be good to my family and people around you.”

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Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.

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