Who is Selena Gomez's boyfriend Benny Blanco?

Benny Blanco, the boyfriend of Selena Gomez, has been on the news radar recently. Learn more about him and what he does!
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Selena Gomez is crazy in love with her boyfriend, Benny Blanco. The singer and actress had nothing but good things to say about him, chiming online that she's the "happiest she's ever been." Celebrating this exciting new romance, the pair have been photographed, with their most recent outing at the Lakers game on January 3rd.

Selena and Benny have been dating for about six months, but the latter kept the relationship private until she felt right to announce her news. It wasn't until December that Selena publicly confirmed that she and Benny are a thing and liked many social media posts and comments. While it's not easy trying to keep your private life when you're in the spotlight, Selena is happy with hers as Benny warms her heart.

Speaking of what the heart wants, Selena's not shy of putting her love on display. Since her confirmation, the star uploaded everal sweet snaps of Benny on her Instagram profile, including one where she where a "B" initial" sparkler on her ring finger. It's proof enough that Selena's down a long and euphoric road with Benny Blanco.

But who exactly is Benny Blanco?

Facts about Benny Blanco-the boyfriend of Selena Gomez

Benny Blanco's full name, place of birth, and birth date

Benny Blanco, whose full name is Benjamin Joseph Levin, was born on March 8th, 1988, making him at the ripe young age of 35. His hometown is Reston, Virginia, located twenty-one miles west of Washington DC.

Blanco is half-Sicilian and half-Jewish.

What does Benny Blanco do for a living?

Benny, like Selena, is in the music industry. Per E! Online, he's a record producer and lyricist and has collaborated with some household names. Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and Katy Perry are just a few. He additionally worked with Selena on her music, including her song "Same Old Love."

Several of the songs he wrote for these respective artists became Grammy nominations and Billboard hits. Spears' 2008 pop song, "Circus," is one of them.

Benny has additionally owned two record companies under the Interscope label since 2014: Friends Keep Secrets and Mad Love. Aside from his musical endeavors and achievements, Benny partnered with his good friend, Canadian chef Matty Matheson, on Benny's YouTube series, Matty and Benny Eat Out America, in 2020.

Benny's big on charity

While fame and fortune seem to be Hollywood's game, charity and good giving are major proponents. Benny runs his own nonprofit charity, the Get Well Soon Tour. The nonprofit brings famous musicians to visit terminally ill children in hospitals, to make their day a bit brighter.

Benny was a frequent guest speaker at New York University

In 2012 and 2013, Benny spoke on songwriting at NYU at the Clive Davis Institute. For the "Writing the Hit Song" course that's offered at the university, he shared his knowledge of the industry, lyric composition, and production.

With Selena Gomez at his side, Benny Blanco will continue to rise and succeed.