Selena Gomez and her new lover, producer and songwriter Benny Blanco, stepped out together for the first time. The couple attended a basketball game between the Lakers and the Miami Heat in Los Angeles.
Selena came to the game in a black and white leather trench coat, black turtleneck and trousers, paired with silver pointed-toe heeled boots. Benny was dressed in all light colors: a jacket with a floral print, a light gray sweatshirt, white trousers and shoes of the same color.
Watching the match from the front row, Gomez and Blanco did not hide their tender feelings for each other. They hugged, laughed and talked a lot. At some point, Selena laid her head on her lover’s shoulder, and he did not miss the opportunity to kiss her hand.
Body language experts claim that paparazzi photos of the couple show that Selena and Benny are truly compatible with each other, although the singer still cannot fully open up to her partner. Thus, the Daily Mail quotes expert Judy James. She believes Benny has created an “environment of relative comfort and safety” for his girlfriend, but Gomez may need some time to build this “healing” relationship.
“His eye contact with Selena makes it clear that he is attentive to her, and his facial expressions with warm, affectionate smiles show his desire to cheer her up. The way he kisses her hand is an old-fashioned gesture of respectful affection. Selena's reaction to these signals is to cuddle up to Benny to show her appreciation for his support and care. Her crossed legs are pointed towards him, as if she is feeding off his warmth. But she looks into his eyes less often, and her own smile with closed lips looks more restrained. She probably hasn’t yet formed a full-fledged emotional attachment,” Judy analyzed the pictures that had spread across the network.
Selena confirmed her relationship with Benny in early December. After that, she had to defend her loved one online - Blanco was attacked by haters, confident that he was unworthy of the singer’s heart.