Who is Selena Gomez Dating? All About Her Romance With Benny Blanco

"He is my absolute everything in my heart," Sel said in 2023.
Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco
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Sarah Hanlon
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  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
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Updated Feb 27, 2024

She loves him like a love song. If you've been tuned into the celebrity relationship rumor mill this year, you know that Selena Gomez and her boyfriend, Benny Blanco, are heating up. The "Love On" singer and music producer sparked romance rumors last year and officially confirmed their relationship status in December. Now, since the beginning of 2024, the couple appears to be happier than ever, showing off their love at sporting events, award shows, and everywhere in between.

So, who is Selena Gomez's boyfriend? We share all the details you need to know about Benny Blanco—because their history goes way back. (Like, pre-2015.) Plus, we break down Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco's complete relationship timeline here.

  • Selena Gomez's boyfriend is Benny Blanco, a music producer and cookbook author.
  • Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco began working together professionally in 2015. They released a song, "I Can't Get Enough," in 2019.
  • Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco sparked romance rumors in late 2023. The singer confirmed their relationship in December.
  • In 2024, Selena Gomez and her boyfriend Benny Blanco attended both the Golden Globes and the Emmy Awards together.

Who is Selena Gomez's Boyfriend, Benny Blanco?

Even if you aren't familiar with Selena Gomez's boyfriend, you probably know the music he's worked on. Benny Blanco is a record producer who's collaborated with some of the world's biggest pop stars, from Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran to Rihanna and SZA. He's helped produce countless chart-toppers, like "Teenage Dream," "Moves like Jagger," and "Payphone." He's won the BMI Songwriter of the Year Award five times, and in 2017 he was named iHeart Radio's Producer of the Year.

Beyond his career in the music industry, Benny Blanco is also a food content creator. His debut cookbook OpenWide: A Cookbook for Friends will be released in April 2024.

Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco's Relationship Timeline

Although Selena Gomez and her boyfriend Benny Blanco didn't confirm their relationship until December 2023, they've been together since the summer of that year. Here's what we know about the couple's relationship timeline.

2015: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco Collaborate on Music

We can trace Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco's professional relationship back to the mid-2010s. In 2015, Blanco helped produce her songs "Same Old Love" and "Kill 'Em With Kindness" off her album Revival. He also worked on her 2017 collab with Cashmere Cat, "Trust Nobody."

2019: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco Release "I Can't Get Enough"

A few years later, Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco teamed up again to release the song "I Can't Get Enough" with J Balvin and Tainy.

November 2023: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco Spark Romance Rumors

The musical powerhouses joined forces once more in August 2023 for Gomez's song "Single Soon." After a few flirty Instagram interactions—which fans were quick to pick up on—rumors of a Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco romance started to pick up. They were further fueled when the producer attended a charity event for the singer's makeup line, Rare Beauty, where he got in on the fun by placing a bid on tickets to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour.

When Blanco announced his cookbook in November, Gomez shared the news on her Instagram Story, writing, "One of my favs releasing a cook book."

December 2023: Selena Gomez Confirms She's Dating Benny Blanco

Things picked up in December, when Gomez began liking fan accounts posting about the rumored romance. Finally, she seemingly confirmed the news herself by sharing an Instagram Story showing off a B ring on her finger.

Around the same time, an insider spilled details about the relationship to Entertainment Tonight. "Selena and Benny have been casually seeing each other for a while and more recently, it became more official," they said. "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."

When some fans began questioning the relationship, Gomez clapped back, saying, "I don't understand. 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 [m]y life at all." She also called her boyfriend "the best thing that's ever happened to me."

December 15, 2023: Selena Gomez Posts Benny Blanco on Instagram

After a quick trip to New York City, Selena Gomez posted a photo dump of her "favorite moments." Included in the slideshow was a sweet snap of Gomez and Blanco with their arms around each other in a group photo with friends.

January 3, 2024: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco Attend a Lakers Game

Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco at a Lakers game
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Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco continued to spend time together in the new year, as the couple sat courtside at a Lakers Game on January 3.

January 7, 2024: Benny Blanco and Selena Gomez Attend the Golden Globes Together

Though they didn't walk the red carpet together, Benny Blanco was behind the scenes supporting his girlfriend at the 2024 Golden Globes, as seen in an Instagram post shared by the Only Murders in the Building actress.

January 15, 2024: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco Enjoy the Emmys

A few days later, the duo hit up the Emmy Awards together. While they didn't walk the carpet for this show either, they sat next to each other inside the event and posed for photos throughout the evening.

February 22, 2024: Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Relationship

In February, Selena Gomez stopped by Zane Lowe's New Music Daily show on Apple Music 1 to promote her new song "Love On." During their conversation, she coyly opened up about her relationship with Benny Blanco, indicating that things are still going strong.

"Without getting into too much detail, I think it's just really important to meet someone that respects you," she told the host. "And I think it's really nice to also lean on someone who understands the world that I live in. But I'd have to say overall it's the safest that I feel and it's been really lovely and I've only grown through it, so it's awesome."

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