Selena Gomez Hard Launched Relationship With Benny Blanco and Fans Are Thrilled

The singer posted the first Instagram pics with her beau since confirming their partnership.
Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco

Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco.

While Selena Gomez recently confirmed that she’s been dating music producer Benny Blanco for the last six months, the singer-actress finally made things Instagram official. On Friday, the “Lose You to Love Me” singer shared an Instagram carousel of recent life moments, and she certainly saved the best for last. 

“New York, my favorite moments w you this week 🤍,” the 31-year-old wrote in her caption. Her collage included pics celebrating bestie Taylor Swift’s birthday, city skyline snaps and one of Gomez wrapped up in Blanco’s arms. However, the very last slide was a sweet black-and-white photo of Gomez and the 35-year-old sharing a kiss.

The photos racked up more than seven million likes in just 12 hours, and tons of Gomez’s 429 million followers ran to the comments section in support.

“So happy to see you so happy 🥰,” actress Nina Dobrev wrote.

“The last slide 😍🔥❤️,” hairstylist Marissa Marino noted.

“you deserve it all 😍,” pal Connar Franklin added.

“🥹😍❤️ you deserve all the happiness my love!” Only Murders in the Building costar Ashley Park gushed.

“Last slide… I’m IN! You’re glowing. Xo❤️,” businesswoman Barbara Corcoran cheered.

Meanwhile, Blanco chimed in with a simple “🍍” emoji.

In an interview with Vogue Australia two summers ago, Gomez referred to all of her prior relationships as “cursed” and noted that she “never really felt equal.” Judging by what she’s shared thus far, it seems that she’s at last found a safe, loving and equal partnership with Blanco, and we couldn’t possibly be more thrilled for Gomez!

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