Singer Selena Gomez has once again captured the hearts of fans, this time not with a chart-topping song or an energetic performance, but with the confirmation of her relationship with music producer Benny Blanco.
From subtle hints to Instagram declarations, their love story has unfolded before our eyes. Let’s take a closer look at the complete timeline of Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco’s budding romance.
November 2015: Time for collaborations in the studio:
Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco’s journey traces back to October 2015 when they first collaborated on Gomez’s second solo studio album, Revival. Blanco’s production credits adorned the singles, Kill Em with Kindness and Same Old Love, marking the beginning of their professional relationship.
March 2019: Finding musical harmony in I Can’t Get Enough
Before their romantic involvement, Gomez and Blanco joined forces on the electronic Reggaeton hit, I Can’t Get Enough, alongside Tainy and J Balvin. The track climbed to No. 66 on the Billboard Hot 100, showcasing their musical chemistry.
August 25, 2023: Time for Single Soon release
In a surprising turn of events, Selena Gomez released Single Soon in August 2023, a track celebrating the freedom of being single. Little did fans know that behind the scenes, she was working closely with Blanco, who co-produced the song with Cashmere Cat. The playful tease on Instagram hinted at new music while concealing the true inspiration behind the lyrics.
September 21, 2023: TikTok lip-sync brings a lot of questions
In September 2023, Selena Gomez took to TikTok, seemingly confirming her single status with a playful lip-sync to an audio clip. However, with the revelation of her relationship with Blanco, fans now speculate whether this was a clever misdirection or an expression of her status at the time.
October 4, 2023: Benny Blanco supports Rare Beauty Impact Fund
Benny Blanco attended the Rare Beauty Impact Fund Benefit in October 2023, demonstrating not only his support for Gomez’s initiatives but also hinting at a deeper connection between the two.
November 9, 2023: Instagram shoutout to Benny’s cookbook
Earlier this year, Selena Gomez broke her week-long social media silence to promote Blanco’s new cookbook, Open Wide, expressing her excitement on her Instagram Story. This public display of support came with hints at the personal connection between the two.
November 25, 2023: Dating rumours surface
It was in November when the buzz around them being in a relationship grew. @popfactions, a celebrity Instagram account, fueled speculation about Gomez and Blanco’s relationship by pointing out Gomez’s mother, Mandy Teefey, following the producer on Instagram—a sign that love might be in the air.
December 7, 2023: Instagram declaration
The much-speculated confirmation came when Gomez took to Instagram to affirm her relationship with Blanco. Comments on @popfactions posts, a black-and-white selfie, and candid comments on a fan account all contributed to the public acknowledgment of their love.
December 8, 2023: “B” ring unveiled
A day after confirming their relationship, Selena Gomez showcased her custom “B” wrap ring on Instagram, solidifying their connection. The 14k yellow gold accessory, featuring a round diamond and pavé letter, became a symbol of their love.
From studio collaborations to Instagram confirmations, Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco’s relationship timeline is filled with musical harmony, public support, and, most importantly, genuine affection.