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Selena Gomez shares how boyfriend Benny Blanco hilariously embarrassed her at the Emmys

The “Single Soon” singer says she falls asleep every night watching “How I Met Your Mother.”
/ Source: TODAY

Selena Gomez gave fans a little insight into her relationship with Benny Blanco when she revealed an “awkward” incident that happened to her at the Emmys.

While appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!“ Gomez jokingly explained that Blanco embarrassed her at the awards show when she met Jason Segel, who’s known for playing Marshall in “How I Met Your Mother.”

“This is kind of embarrassing. This is such a weird habit. But every night I fall asleep to the same show,” she began. “And it’ll either be ‘Friends’ or something comfy. But lately, it’s ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ So I fall asleep every night just watching the show and I’m a fan.”

Gomez then said that things got “awkward” when she spotted Segel at the Emmys waving in her direction. But, after waving back, Gomez soon learned he was actually waving to someone behind her.

“He felt awkward and then inclined to come over,” she said.

Once they were face to face, Gomez said Blanco told him, “‘Oh, she falls asleep to you every night.’”

“I was like, ‘That’s weird!’” Gomez said with a shocked expression on her face, laughing. “But I do!”

Through the years, Gomez has collaborated with her now boyfriend on a few of her hit songs, including “Kill Em with Kindness,” “Same Old Love” and “I Can’t Get Enough.”

Then, after Gomez released her August 2023 track “Single Soon,” which Blanco co-produced, she confirmed she was seeing Blanco when she shared a photo of them kissing on Instagram.

In the caption, Gomez said their PDA session was one of her “favorite moments” while she was spending some time in New York.

But when did Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco first meet? Ahead, a complete timeline of Gomez and her new boyfriend's relationship.

October 2015: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco work together

In 2015, Gomez released her second studio album, "Revival." For that project, Blanco was credited as a producer on several songs, such as “Kill Em with Kindness” and “Same Old Love.”

February 2019: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco collaborate on “I Can’t Get Enough”

In 2019, Blanco and Gomez got back in the studio to work on the track “I Can’t Get Enough," which also features Tainy and J Balvin.

In the music video, Blanco and the three artists danced around on a giant-sized bed.

August 2023: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco collaborate on “Single Soon”

In August 2023, Gomez released her latest song, "Single Soon," where she sings about the excitement that someone can feel when they get out of a relationship.

While teasing the song on Instagram, Gomez said she wrote the upbeat tune "a while back" and said her song was "perfect for the end of summer." 

Blanco also has production credits on this song as well.

December 2023: Selena Gomez confirms she's dating Benny Blanco

In December 2023, Gomez confirmed that she and Blanco were dating when she liked and replied to a post about her relationship status.

Instagram account Popfactions wrote, “#SelenaGomez seemingly confirms that she is in a relationship."

A few days later, Gomez responded in the comments with the single word: "Facts."

Fans also rejoiced when Gomez liked another Popfactions post that said she and Blanco were rumored to be dating.

At the time, reps for Gomez and Blanco did not reply to TODAY.com’s request for comment.

As news started to heat up about a romance between the two, Gomez shared a black-and-white photo online of her snuggling up to a mystery man in a zebra-printed shirt that many eagle-eyed fans speculated was Blanco.

Is Selena Gomez dating Benny Blanco?
@selenagomex via Instagram

December 2023: Selena Gomez shares kissing pic with Benny Blanco

In December 2023, Gomez went Instagram official with Blanco when she shared a sweet picture of them kissing.

In the post, Gomez also shared some of her "favorite moments" that happened while she spent time in New York. She included a photo of her attending a soirée with her friend Taylor Swift, and another pic of her and Blanco at what appeared to be a dinner party.

In that snap, Blanco has his arms wrapped around Gomez while she smiles for the camera.

Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco
Gomez goes Instagram official with Blanco with a photo of the two kissing.@selenagomez via Instagram

December 2023: Selena Gomez opens up about her love life

In a December 2023 interview with Vogue México y Latinoamérica, Gomez opened up about her love life and revealed what she's looking for in a partner.

"Honestly, I have to start being attracted to the right kind of people, because it’s a bit of both," she said. "It’s very hard to find someone who can listen to you and care about you, but I know when it happens it will be great and you will want it to be healthy."

In the interview, Gomez also said she hopes to become a mother one day, saying it's “fundamental to her life’s purpose.”

January 2024: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco attend a Lakers game together

On Jan. 3, Gomez and Blanco were seen sitting courtside at a Lakers game. As the Lakers faced off against the Miami Heat, the couple were seen cuddling up next to each other.

At one point, Gomez laid her head on Blanco's shoulder, and in other moments, he was photographed kissing her hand and placing his hand on her knee.

Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco
Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat on Jan. 3, 2024 in Los Angeles, Calif. Allen Berezovsky / Getty Images

January 2024: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco kiss at the Golden Globe Awards

On Jan. 7, Gomez posted a photo on her Instagram stories of her and Blanco locking lips, the same night she was at the Golden Globes. Decked out in a red dress she wore to the event, Gomez is seen pressing her lips into Blanco's.

"I won," she captioned the picture.

@selenagomez via Instagram

Gomez's comment alludes to her defeat in the best performance by a female actor in a television series (musical or comedy) category. She was nominated for her role in "Only Murders in the Building," but lost to Ayo Edebiri for “The Bear.”

January 2024: Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco host a surprise PJ-themed party for Nicola Peltz Beckham

In an Instagram post shared Jan. 13, Nicola Peltz Beckham shared fun pictures from a pajama party hosted by none other than the couple themselves.

Selena and Benny are twinning in their PJs.
Selena and Benny are twinning in their PJs.

Featuring the group decked out in matching PJ sets, Beckham wrote that her best friends surprised her with the birthday gathering, sharing that they played games and she felt “so loved.”

“i love you all so much,” she wrote. “and thank you benny for making the best food everrrr and you and sel for hosting.”

Feb. 6, 2024: The two stars being cute

On Feb. 6, both Gomez and Blanco took to their Instagram stories to share a peek into their lives as a couple.

Selena Gomez hides her face behind a photo of her younger self.
Benny Blanco appears to be holding a signed photo of Selena Gomez as she hides her face in the background.@itsbennyblanco / Instagram

Blanco shared a photo of Gomez hiding her face as her beau brandishes an autographed photo of her from her child star days.

In a post to her own story, Gomez and Blanco seemed to be together in a vehicle as she rubbed her fuzzy-sock-clad feet on him.

Gomez rubs her feet in fuzzy socks on Benny Blanco inside a vehicle. He's holding a pink iphone.
Selena Gomez shared a photo of her with Benny Blanco.@selenagomez / Instagram

Feb. 12, 2024: Selena Gomez shares new photos of their lives together

In a carousel of photos posted to her Instagram, Gomez revealed some behind-the-scenes looks at her life with Blanco.

"My bes fwend," she captioned the post. The pictures showed the two musicians cooking together and spending time at a party. The last photo shows Gomez and Blanco sharing a romantic moment while one of their friends seemingly yells into a Golden Globe statue like a microphone as "The Bear" actor Matty Matheson looks on.