Singer/actress Selena Gomez recently doubled down on the concept of going "Instagram official" by not only confirming her relationship with producer Benny Blanco via the popular social media platform, but also revealing a diamond-accented "B" ring on that finger of her left hand. Let's say the couple is also "initial ring official."
Gomez posted a pic of the "B" bypass ring in an Instagram Story on December 7, along with a second photo of her cuddling with the new love of her life.
Later that same day, a fan account called @selenagomezbr2.0 shared a picture of Gomez and Blanco together. Commenting on the post, Gomez wrote, “He is my absolute everything in my heart.”
Gomez, 31, and Blanco, 35, had been secretly dating for six months after having worked on a number of music projects together. According to usmagazine.com, Blanco and Gomez met in 2015 when they collaborated on her songs “Same Old Love” and “Kill Em With Kindness.” They also teamed up on “Single Soon,” which Gomez released in August.
A source told Entertainment Tonight that Gomez and Blanco have been casually seeing each other for a while, "and more recently."
"Things have been going really well between them, and Selena is happy," said the source. "She thinks Benny is very funny and, of course, extremely talented. Selena is in a great place in her life and feels content and relaxed. She is enjoying where things are going.”
Gomez had been coy about her relationship status until recently. In August, she told an interviewer with SiriusXM Hits 1 LA that she was enjoying being single. And in September, she posted a TikTok video during which “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” played in the background and she stated, “Guess who has a boyfriend? Not me… y’all be safe out there.”
In an Instagram comment, one superfan pointed out that this isn't the first time Gomez has celebrated a new relationship with an initial ring. Apparently, she wore a "J" ring in 2012 at the start of her on-again, off-again multi-year romance with pop star Justin Bieber.
Credits: Photo of Selena Gomez by The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. "B" ring photo via Instagram / Selena Gomez.