Selena Gomez Sparks Controversy by Hinting at Dating Justin Bieber's Pal Benny Blanco, Shares Cozy Picture

Selena Gomez may not be "Single Soon" after all. The singer and actress seemingly confirmed that she has been dating producer Benny Blanco, who also happens to be her ex Justin Bieber's friend and collaborator, for the past six months.

This revelation came through a series of Instagram comments made by Gomez on Thursday. It all started when a fan account called Popfaction posted an article titled "Selena Gomez Seemingly Confirms That She Is in a Relationship." Gomez commented under the post, saying "facts," to show her agreement. She also liked a photo posted by Popfaction, which claimed that Gomez is rumored to be dating Benny Blanco. But that's not all. Fans with sharp eyes took screenshots of Gomez's Instagram account, where she defended her alleged romance with Blanco. Some fans were concerned that her account had been hacked due to the unusual activity. In one comment, Gomez gushed that Blanco, who is 35 years old, is her "absolute everything." In another comment, she claimed that he is "the best thing that's ever happened" to her. She even added, "He's still better than anyone I've ever been with. Facts."

To address her critics, Gomez wrote, "He has treated me better than any human being on this planet." She also told a supposed fan to mind their own business if they were going to criticize her love life. Gomez made it clear that she wouldn't let anyone's words guide her life and declared, "If you can't accept me at my happiest, then don't be in my life at all."

To add fuel to the fire, Gomez posted a picture on her Instagram Story where she was cuddled up to a man who appeared to be Benny Blanco. Blanco had previously made negative comments about manufactured pop stars, which fans interpreted as shading Gomez and her Rare Beauty cosmetics line. However, Gomez has always been open about her mental health struggles and has taken breaks from social media to prioritize her well-being.