Inside Selena Gomez’s dating history as she confirms new Benny Blanco romance

As Selena Gomez confirms her blossoming new six-month-long secret romance with music producer Benny Blanco, we’re taking a closer look at the pop singer’s past dating history.

This week the 31-year-old star shocked fans as she confirmed her budding relationship with Benny, a famous music producer as she was seemingly cuddled up to him in a recent Instagram story. Selena and Benny have grown close with the producer after working together for many years as he helped her create some of her greatest hits including Same Old Love, Kill ‘Em With Kindness, and Trust Nobody.

As Selena confirms her new exciting romance, we’re taking a look back at some of her most famous relationships throughout her nearly 20 years in the spotlight. Throughout her years in the acting and music industry, Selena has dated a number of big-name celebrities including Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, Taylor Lautner, and Zayn Malik.

Nick Jonas (2008)

One of Selena’s first-ever romances in the spotlight was with the famous curly-haired Jonas Brothers singer Nick Jonas back in 2008. The famous pair never officially announced their relationship but were believed to have briefly dated for two months after the singer broke off his two-year-long relationship with Miley Cyrus and later rekindled their love in 2010.

Selena và Nick hẹn hò vài tháng vào năm 2008
Selena and Nick briefly dated back in 2008 
During their short-lived on and off fling, Selena was featured in the Jonas Brothers’ iconic music video ‘Burnin’ Up as she was seen singing and dancing alongside the singer at the end of the video during a blow-out bash. The memorable video raked in an astounding 51 million views over the years with everyone catching the brief romance between the two.

Reflecting on her first Hollywood romance Selena said: “We were babies! We actually caught up the other day, and it’s really fun to be able to do that. That, to me, was like puppy love. It was very sweet. He’s lovely. I do have a love for him for sure.”

Taylor Lautner (2009)

Taylor and Selena reportedly shared a short romance in Canada in 2009
Taylor and Selena reportedly shared a short fling in Canada in 2009 
Getty Images)The next year Selena was rumoured to have dated the famous tall, dark, and handsome Twilight star Taylor Lautner. The pair were believed to have a short-lived fling together as they were both working on projects in Canada at the time.

As Selena was staying in the same hotel as Taylor’s Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart she began spending time with the actress and later joining her for group hangouts with the star. During her time in Canada, Selena reportedly went to see a movie with Taylor which an onlooker later reporting: “They were cuddling throughout the movie and sat very close together” and added: “They were definitely acting like they were boyfriend and girlfriend.”

Selena later spoke out about their dating rumors with the magazine Seventeen claiming that the media blew their romance out of proportion. She explained: “Kristen [Stewart] was staying in my hotel. He would visit her, so we were constantly running into each other in the lobby — and we ended up meeting,” she continued: “We would go out to lunch and dinner, but I knew he had paparazzi following him and I had paparazzi following me. So we literally just wanted to hang out, go bowling and stuff, and it went a little too far, I think. People were getting a little crazy about us.”

Justin Bieber (2009 – 2014, 2017 – 2018)

Justin and Selena dated for 8 years
Justin and Selena dated on and off for 8 years 
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Justin and Selena lived together during their young romance
Justin and Selena previously lived together 
Fans were floored by the news that Selena was dating Benny as she previously shared a 8-year-long relationship with Justin Bieber who was very close friends with the music producer. Justin and Benny previously collaborated on two of his famous chart-topping songs Love Yourself in 2015 and Lonely in 2021.

The music power couple previously dated on-and-off for eight years until they finally broke up for good in 2018 before he married his now-wife model Hailey Baldwin Bieber. During their famous relationship the pair were Hollywood’s “it” couple as they were frequently seen attending red carpet events together and dominating the charts throughout the 2000’s with their hit songs.

The pair were head-over-heels for one another for many years with Justin admitting that he believed their relationship was a “marriage kind of thing” and even moved in together at a young age. In September of 2015, the singer told Complex: “We were so in love. Nothing else mattered,” he said of their early romance and added: “We were all about each other. But when it’s like that and you get your value from that, people will always disappoint you.”

Justin later shed some light on their turbulent relationship as the pair were often seen breaking up and getting back together again. The singer admitted that they were both very hot-headed and young both trying to navigate one of their first serious relationships. In the interview he said: “When stuff would happen, I would lose my freakin’ mind, and she would lose her mind, and we would fight so hard because we were so invested in each other. Love is a choice. Love is not a feeling. People have made it seem in movies that it’s this fairy tale.”

The Weeknd (2017)

Selena and The Weeknd had a 10-month-long relationship
Selena and The Weeknd dated for 10 months in 2017 

The Weeknd reportedly offered Selena his kidney for her surgery
The Weeknd reportedly offered Selena his kidney 
In 2017, Selena went on to date the famous R&B singer The Weeknd – whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye – for 10 months. The pair reportedly first hit it off after meeting at the 2015 Victoria Secret Fashion Show where they both performed and later dated in 2017.

They first announced their relationship in 2017 during a romantic date at Giorgio Baldi and weeks after jetted off on a getaway to Italy together. Shortly after the vacation, Selena joined the singer on his for his Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour. The pair continued to date and were later seen at Coachella openly sharing their relationship on social media.

When asked why Selena is so open about her love life, the singer explained: “It’s really hard when I would want to spend so much time hiding things. It’s too much pressure, and I think everyone gets over everything eventually … I just want to be happy. If that’s me just being myself, then I don’t really care.”

The pair were still going strong as Selena underwent a kidney transplant and sweetly planned his tour schedule around her surgery and recovery in order to be by her side as much as possible. It was also reported that he even offered to give her his own kidney for the surgery. He later referenced the moment in one of his hit songs “Call Out My Name” featuring the lyrics: “I almost cut a piece of myself for your life.”

The couple later broke up a month after the surgery with insiders revealing that they amicably called off their romance due to difficulties they were having doing long distance as he was on tour and she was filming in New York. After the split, Selena told People: “Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between me and The Weeknd]. I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life,” She continued: “We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was pretty remarkable for me.”

Zayn Malik (2023)

Selena and Zayn were spotted making out earlier this year on a dinner date
Selena and Zayn were spotted locking lips earlier this year 
FilmMagic)Earlier this year Selena and former One Direction singer Zayn Malik sparked romance rumors as they were seen going out for a romantic dinner together in New York City. And according to an inside source, the pair were spotted walking into the restaurant holding hands and were later seen “making out.”

A source close to Zayn later told US Weekly that he was interested in seeing where things went with Selena. The source told the news outlet: “Zayn has known Selena for years, and he’s definitely into her,” and continued: “He’s always admired her and thinks she’s an incredible person, inside and out.” The insider revealed the romance between the two stars aren’t “super serious.”

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