Selena Gomez has a checklist when it comes to boyfriends. And given that the singer-actress recently confirmed she’s been dating Benny Blanco for about six months, it’s probably safe to say that the producer ticks all her boxes.
Speaking to Vogue México y Latinoamérica in a Spanish language interview translated into English, the “Calm Down” singer shared that she prioritizes a “special connection” with a partner that “allows for self-respect and holds space for the feelings of others.” “Honestly, I have to start being attracted to the right kind of people, because it’s a bit of both,” she continued.
“It’s very hard to find someone who can listen to you and care about you, but I know when it happens it will be great and you will want it to be healthy,” she added.
The Thursday (Dec. 21) cover story comes a couple weeks after the Only Murders in the Building actress revealed in a series of Instagram comments that she and Blanco are dating, telling one fan that he is “my absolute everything in my heart.”
“Not mad,” she added at the time, replying to a commenter who claimed Gomez couldn’t “handle the hate” surrounding her new relationship. “It’s been 6 months bb. I will always defend my friends family and fans till the day I die.”
Since then, the 2024 Golden Globe nominee has posted a handful of photos with her beau, including one of them sharing a passionate kiss. She’s also showed off her letter “B” ring on social media, presumably in tribute to Blanco.
Before they were boyfriend and girlfriend, Blanco and Gomez were collaborators. The hitmaking song engineer and former Disney Channel star worked together on Gomez’s most recent track, “Single Soon,” as well as on Blanco’s “I Can’t Get Enough” alongside Tainy and J Balvin in 2019.
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