Selena Gomez and music producer Benny Blanco shared a cozy date night on Wednesday, gracing the courtside at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles to witness a game between the L.A. Lakers and the Miami Heat. The away team secured a victory with a final score of 110-96, but the real highlight was the couple’s unabashed display of affection.
Gomez and Blanco were photographed cuddling close and holding hands, leaving no room for doubt about their mutual adoration. This public outing follows a recent Instagram Story post from Gomez, where she shared a loved-up photograph with Blanco ahead of the New Year’s holiday.
In the photo, Gomez, wearing a dark oversized sweater, smiled at the camera while Blanco, in a bright print hoodie, hugged her from behind, planting a kiss on the actress’s neck. The Only Murders in the Building star seemingly confirmed her relationship with Blanco, whom she has been dating for over six months, in early December. A fan account posted a black-and-white image of the couple, subsequently shared by Pop Crave, prompting Gomez to express her deep feelings in the comments.
“He is my absolute everything in my heart,” Gomez revealed, responding to fans’ inquiries about their relationship. She further elaborated, stating, “Then why has he been the best thing that’s ever happened to me. The end.”
Gomez had already hinted at her relationship status earlier in December when she responded to an Instagram post from a fan account titled “Selena Gomez Seemingly Confirms That She Is In a Relationship” with a straightforward “Facts.” She also shared a black and white selfie on her Instagram Story, leaning against what seemed to be Blanco’s chest.
In a recent interview, Gomez discussed her career aspirations and revealed, “I do feel like I have one more album in me, but I would probably choose acting,” when asked about her two passions. Reflecting on her journey, she acknowledged that her initial intention was to be an actress, but her love for singing turned into something more. Gomez also expressed a desire to find something to settle on as she gets older.