You might have seen some rumors floating around online Thursday (Dec. 7) that Selena Gomez is dating producer Benny Blanco — well, Gomez saw the rumors too. The pop star/actress went on an Instagram commenting spree Thursday, responding to social media reaction to the rumored pairing.
“He is my absolute everything in my heart,” she commented on this post, before replying to other comments on the account. “I don’t understand. If you actually care about me. This is my happiest,” she said to one commenter. “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.”
One commenter fired back: “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your boyfriend lol – it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.” Gomez countered by offering up a timeline of the new relationship, saying that they’ve actually kept things private for half a year. “Not mad. It’s been 6 months bb. I will always defend my friends family and fans till the day I die.”
Billboard has reached out to a rep for Gomez to confirm the validity of the comments.
Following the comments, Gomez took to her own Instagram Stories and shared a photo that appeared to be of her and Blanco. In a separate Story, she wrote: “Just a reminder of how much I appreciate and love each and everyone of you.”
Blanco co-produced Gomez’s most recent song “Single Soon,” which arrived in August and was a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. They also collaborated on Blanco’s “I Can’t Get Enough,” alongside Tainy and J Balvin, in 2019.
Aside from addressing Blanco rumors, she also responded to a fan who asked the status of her third solo album. “When is sg3 coming sel?” the comment read, to which Gomez responded: “in 2 months.”
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