Selena Gomez confirms Benny Blanco relationship with sweet kissing photo

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By Nasima Khatun

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Selena Gomez has confirmed her relationship with Benny Blanco with an intimate shot of the pair.

On Thursday, the 31-year-old took to Instagram a carousel of photos taken from her best friend Taylor Swift's 34th birthday bash.

The first few photos showed the group, which included Swift, Gomez, and a bunch of their friends, smiling and laughing as they enjoyed a few days away in New York.

However, the last photo seemingly confirmed the former Disney Channel star's newest relationship with songwriter and producer, Benny Blanco.

Have a look at the full post below:

Rumors had been swirling about the unlikely pairing for a little while, especially after they had been interacting on social media more than usual in the weeks that then led up to a massive soft launch.

Last week, Gomez took to her Instagram Stories to post a black-and-white photograph of her leaning against a man's shoulder with no explanation, though fans were quick to point out that it could be Blanco given their social media moves.

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Not only that but Gomez's mom, Mandy Teefey, also followed Blanco on Instagram, which added more fuel to the fire.

But things really started heating up on December 7 when the Rare Beauty founder liked a post by the celebrity news fan account PopFaction, who posted a carousel alongside the headline Selena Gomez Seemingly Confirms That She Is in a Relationship, which she commented "facts."

The post contained images and clips of the star, notably one taken from an episode of Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays where she confirmed that she "has a crush on someone."

While some fans were happy for the star, others left some pretty distasteful comments to which Gomez did not hold back when it came to defending her new man.

"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 [my] life at all," she shot back.

She also replied to other comments including one that hinted she should take a break and re-centre herself: "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."

She also responded to others, stating that Blanco has allegedly "treated me better than any human being on this planet. He is my absolute everything in my heart."

Fans were clearly not impressed by Gomez's line of defense, stating that she should not be battling her stans over a man, especially considering how harsh she was to some other people (cough, Justin Bieber, cough) about posting their relationships online.

Either way, she seems really happy with Blanco and that's all that matters.

Featured Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

Selena Gomez confirms Benny Blanco relationship with sweet kissing photo

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Selena Gomez has confirmed her relationship with Benny Blanco with an intimate shot of the pair.

On Thursday, the 31-year-old took to Instagram a carousel of photos taken from her best friend Taylor Swift's 34th birthday bash.

The first few photos showed the group, which included Swift, Gomez, and a bunch of their friends, smiling and laughing as they enjoyed a few days away in New York.

However, the last photo seemingly confirmed the former Disney Channel star's newest relationship with songwriter and producer, Benny Blanco.

Have a look at the full post below:

Rumors had been swirling about the unlikely pairing for a little while, especially after they had been interacting on social media more than usual in the weeks that then led up to a massive soft launch.

Last week, Gomez took to her Instagram Stories to post a black-and-white photograph of her leaning against a man's shoulder with no explanation, though fans were quick to point out that it could be Blanco given their social media moves.

wp-image-1263240688 size-large
Credit: Instagram

Not only that but Gomez's mom, Mandy Teefey, also followed Blanco on Instagram, which added more fuel to the fire.

But things really started heating up on December 7 when the Rare Beauty founder liked a post by the celebrity news fan account PopFaction, who posted a carousel alongside the headline Selena Gomez Seemingly Confirms That She Is in a Relationship, which she commented "facts."

The post contained images and clips of the star, notably one taken from an episode of Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays where she confirmed that she "has a crush on someone."

While some fans were happy for the star, others left some pretty distasteful comments to which Gomez did not hold back when it came to defending her new man.

"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 [my] life at all," she shot back.

She also replied to other comments including one that hinted she should take a break and re-centre herself: "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."

She also responded to others, stating that Blanco has allegedly "treated me better than any human being on this planet. He is my absolute everything in my heart."

Fans were clearly not impressed by Gomez's line of defense, stating that she should not be battling her stans over a man, especially considering how harsh she was to some other people (cough, Justin Bieber, cough) about posting their relationships online.

Either way, she seems really happy with Blanco and that's all that matters.

Featured Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty