Benny Blanco had a clueless moment when he fell in love with Selena Gomez

No one is more surprised by Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco's romance than the couple themselves. But according to the producer, everyone should have seen it coming — including himself. In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal. In the magazine , Blanco opened up about "falling in love" with Gomez, calling it an " ignorant moment."

"I was the last one to know," he told the outlet of his relationship with Gomez. "It's crazy that your partner is sitting there all the time, right in front of your eyes, and you don't even notice. And then you have those ignorant moments where you're like, 'Wait a minute, I'm in love.' "

Of course, Blanco is referring to Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Josh (Paul Rudd) from the 1995 film, who have been in each other's lives for a long time , laughing at each other throughout the movie before realizing they were meant to be a couple. Together.

Like Cher and Josh, the couple's history goes way back, although they only started dating in 2023. Blanco co-produced Gomez's 2015 hits "Same Old Love" and "Kill Em With Kindness," and later returned the favor by voicing Gomez's voice. 2019 song "I'm Not Enough". Ironically, he also wrote an ode to her 2023 single, titled "Single Soon."

Selena Gomez and Benny Blanco Instagram/Selena Gomez

The two became Instagram official in December, with Gomez posting a photo of her and Blanco kissing. Just days ago, Gomez revealed in her Instagram comments that she and Blanco have been dating for six months, writing, "He is the absolute everything in my heart."

Months later, Gomez opened up about her relationship in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, saying how important it was to be with someone who "respects" her. "I think it's really nice to be able to rely on someone who understands the world I live in," she said. "Overall, it's the safest I feel, it's really lovely and I just grow through it, so it's awesome."