A Justin Bieber callout & a Taylor Swift photo op: Selena Gomez's very chaotic weekend.

Selena Gomez has been dating producer Benny Blanco for six months, and she let everyone know in a, uh, rather chaotic way.

Gomez dropped confirmation in the comments section of pop culture Instagram account Pop Factions on December 7, simply writing "facts" on a post speculating about her new relationship.

Blanco, FYI, is a 35-year-old producer who has worked on songs with Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Justin Bieber (...yep!), as well as Gomez herself on 'I Can't Get Enough' and her most recent song, 'Single Soon'.

And it's one of the more unconventional celebrity relationship news drops.

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Gomez, 31, also liked the Pop Faction account's post titled "Selena Gomez Is Rumoured To Be Dating Producer Benny Blanco", and later shared a photo to her own Instagram Story featuring a man who very much looked like him.

Then she started defending Blanco against haters in the comments, who criticised not only him but questioned her self-esteem.

Among her responses: 

"He has treated me better than any human being on this planet," she told one user.


"He’s still better than anyone I've ever been with. Facts," she wrote to another.

She also said "he is my absolute everything in my heart" and claimed that he was "the best thing that's ever happened" to her.

Then she just. kept. going:

Image: Instagram.

It actually turned into a bit of a standard Q&A, with Gomez also stating:

1. She'd had Botox.

2. That her next album is only two months away.


And 3. That she'd never date a f**k boy again.

We learned so much.

This behaviour unsurprisingly opened Gomez up to even more scrutiny from other corners of the internet, especially when one particular exchange went viral.

"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," one user wrote.

"Not mad. It's been six months bb. I will always defend my friends, family and fans till the day I die," she responded.

But she did not catch that the original comment was actually a direct rip of a comment Gomez herself left on Bieber's page back in 2016, when he shared a photo of him and then-girlfriend Sofia Richie and called out hate.

Image: Instagram.


Soon after this all went down online, Gomez was seen leaving a venue in New York City, where she flashed a ring on her left ring finger that featured a diamond and a letter 'B'. She shared photos of the same ring on Instagram as well.

And then, the following night, Gomez grabbed dinner with friends including Cara Delevingne and Taylor Swift. 

Funnily enough, a lot of people predicted this may happen — the last time Gomez found herself in hot water for her Instagram comments, she grabbed dinner with friends including Swift, Gigi Hadid and Sophie Turner and it definitely changed the tide of public perception.

Just in case you're wondering why now? after, apparently, six months of secrecy and Gomez throwing red herrings with multiple references to being single: this likely all popped off because the Pop Factions account had earlier shared some fairly intense investigative work on X (formally known as Twitter), that documented a series of things they believed pointed to a relationship between Gomez and Blanco.

This included Selena's mother following Blanco on Instagram, Gomez sharing his cookbook on her Stories, and Blanco sharing a photo of a woman sleeping that looked a lot of her:

Image: Instagram @itsbennyblanco.


I have many, many questions, mostly tied to the phrase 'farting through the sheets', but it's probably best to just leave that one. 

Until she next decides to jump on the 'Gram again, that is.

This article was originally published on December 8 and has since been updated.

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