Selena Gomez isn’t letting the fan backlash stop her from flaunting her love for boyfriend Benny Blanco.
On Tuesday, the singer, 31, shared a cozy snapshot with the music producer, 35, on her Instagram Story.
In the photo, Blanco is seen hugging Gomez from behind as she smiles with her chin resting on his neck.
The Disney Channel alum shocked fans when she revealed last week that she’s been dating Blanco for the past six months.
Days earlier, Gomez showed off her ‘B’ ring for the second time on her IG Story.
Selena Gomez isn’t letting the fan backlash stop her from flaunting her love for boyfriend Benny Blanco as she shared a photo of them snuggling on Tuesday
The Disney Channel alum shocked fans when she revealed last week that she’s been dating Blanco for the past six months
No doubt that Selena wanted her 429million fans to notice as the ring was turned upside down so it could be seen clearly in the image.
The photo comes shortly after the Spring Breakers star furiously defended her boyfriend against fans who accused him of ‘shading’ her in the past.
Fans were particularly angered by a resurfaced interview where Benny appeared to call her a ‘cookie-cutter pop artist’ while praising her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.
‘Like you know, they’re like, ‘this is my new single and here’s my makeup line,’ he told podcast host Zach Sang in 2020.
Though that could easily be a jab at Gomez — who owns the makeup brand Rare Beauty —she appears unbothered.
As one fan slammed her as ‘corny’ for sticking by him despite the shade, Gomez replied: ‘Lol yeah and he’s still better than anyone I’ve ever been with. Facts’
She also told another upset fan, who said Blanco has ‘cursed’ the star, that ‘he has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me.’
The Disney Channel alum concluded it with: ‘The end.’
But Gomez’s replies didn’t stop there.
One fan penned a lengthy comment accusing Gomez of always choosing to date ‘crusty, problematic music men.’
They believe she should go after someone who is ‘a rich, educated, mature handsome man that would treat her with love and respect, share her same values and life goals.’
Gomez said the analysis of herself and Blanco was ‘so off.’
She then fired back at a rude troll who suggested that she ‘can’t get [a man] better’ than the music producer if she wanted to.
‘[LAUGHING EMOJI] I feel bad for you,’ Gomez wrote.
Selena vowed that she would ‘never be with a f**boy ever again’ — an apparent dig at ex Justin — thanks to over a decade of therapy.
Gomez said that if her fans ‘actually care about me’ that they will recognize that she is at her ‘happiest’ right now.
Days earlier, Gomez showed off her ‘B’ ring for the second time on her IG Story
The photo comes shortly after the Spring Breakers star furiously defended her boyfriend against fans who accused him of ‘shading’ her in the past
Fans were particularly angered by a resurfaced interview where Benny appeared to call her a ‘cookie-cutter pop artist’ while praising her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber
‘If you don’t [care then] feel free to say whatever you want. But I will never allow your words to guide my life. Ever,’ she wrote.
‘I’m done. If you can’t accept me at my happiest then don’t be in [my] life at all.’
Some wondered if Selena and Blanco’s surprise romance was just a publicity stunt.
She insisted: ‘Never trolling.’
Gomez then said she planned to leave Instagram ‘for a while’ — something she’s done several times in recent months — to focus on ‘work.’
She continued: ‘I just stand up for what I believe in I have no shame in doing that.
‘I love my fans more than anything in the world.’
In his virtual sit-down with Zach Sang, Blanco criticized his now-girlfriend in a thinly-veiled insult while declaring that Bieber is ‘not one of those cookie-cutter pop artists.’
He continued: ‘Justin’s like, ‘Yo. I have a pimple and I have anxiety today.’ He’s always been upfront about that stuff.
‘For me, I think he’s really falling into himself as an adult now. It’s brave to put this song out,’ he added.
Benny worked with Justin on his song Lonely, which was released in 2021.
Before going Instagram official with Blanco, she liked and commented ‘Facts’ underneath a post by Popfactions – that said the star ‘seemingly confirms’ that she’s ‘in a relationship.’
She cuddled up to Benny in a snap she posted to her Instagram stories.
Selena had her head on his shoulder in the snap – with Benny’s face cut off in the image.
She also revealed they have been dating for six months and that he treats her better than anyone else.
Selena and Benny already follow each other on Instagram; Selena’s mom Mandy Teefey also follows him.
Selena responded to other fans soon after, calling some of them out
One month prior, Selena commented on Benny’s Instagram post about his new cookbook ‘Open Wide.’
She simply wrote ‘Finally’ adding hands up emojis, per Popfactions.
She also reposted it in her stories and said: ‘One of my favs releasing a cook book [sic].’
The social media site also posted an Instagram story post from Benny that he shared recently.
In the stories, he holds up a handwritten note he says is from his girlfriend – as he holds it up in the air slightly blocking a woman sleeping in front of him – who seemingly looks like Selena.
The handwritten note said: ‘I am so bloated please do not squeeze/hold onto my waist tonight or I’ll fart a hole through the sheets. Love you,’ with a smiley face, heart and air being released image drawn on it.
He captioned the image of the letter and the woman who appears to be a sleeping Selena with: ‘My gf left this warning for me on my pillow.’
In July, Benny attended Selena’s 31st birthday party, with her arm seductively around his waist – as he stood behind her.
Selena has previously hinted during filming of her holiday special Selena + Chef that she has a crush on someone – but did not give hints on who.
Selena and Benny previously worked together on three songs – the 2021 tune I can’t Get Enough.
Selena Gomez seemingly confirmed her relationship with music producer Benny Blanco. The singer/actress, 31, appears to be cuddled up to Benny, 35, in a snap she posted to her Instagram stories on Thursday, December 7
Selena and Benny already follow each other on Instagram; Selena’s mom Mandy Teefey also follows him
In July, Benny attended Selena’s 31st birthday party, with her arm seductively around his waist – as he stood behind her; seen at her bash, which also included guest Paris Hilton
Selena and J. Balvin sang the vocals on the song by Benny.
Benny also produced her song Same Old Love in 2015.
Selena was previously linked to Zayn Malik and Andrew Taggart from The Chainsmokers.
She was reportedly dating Andrew in January 2023 and Zayn in March 2023.
Selena dated Justin Bieber on and off from 2009 until early 2018, The Weeknd in 2017 and Nick Jonas briefly in 2008.
She was also linked to Taylor Lautner, Zedd, Charlie Puth, Samuel Krost and Niall Horan.