Selena Gomez was planning to adopt a baby before dating Benny Blanco

Selena Gomez’s life might have been a little different if she hadn’t met her boyfriend Benny Blanco.

In an interview with TIMEThe Rare Beauty founder, 31, opened up about her relationship with the music producer, 36, noting that if the two hadn’t met, their future plans included adopting a baby in a few years.

“I was alone for five years and I really got used to it. A lot of people are afraid of being alone and I probably tortured myself mentally for two years being alone, and then I accepted it,” Gomez says. .

“Then I came up with my plan, which was that I was going to adopt at 35 if I hadn’t met anyone,” the actress continues, noting that her friendship with Blanco turned romantic. “It just happens when you least expect it.”

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Although Blanco has publicly shared that he wants to marry and have children with Gómez, the Only murders in the building The star has a little more trepidation when it comes to her new future.

“I know what people can do to the people I love. My own fans, who I adore and feel have shaped who I am, will tell me the most hurtful things about how I live my life,” Gomez says. “But he has the strength in him not to be fazed by any of that noise.”

“He’s really awesome and I cherish every moment with him. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.”

Gómez and Blanco have been linked since June 2023, but confirmed their romance in December 2023, before debuting as a couple at the 2024 Emmys in January.

During an appearance at He Howard Stern Show In May, Blanco spoke about his relationship with Gómez and what he sees for their future.

After Blanco revealed what he did during the couple’s first Valentine’s Day together, including renting out an entire movie theater and buying all of his girlfriend’s favorite foods, host Howard Stern told him, “You’re quite the boyfriend, You’re knocking it out of the park. I see love here, I am predicting marriage.”

“You and me both,” Blanco replied shamelessly.

In the same interview, Stern asked Blanco: “When are you going to propose to her? You should make the announcement now. When are you going to propose to your famous girlfriend Selena?

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After laughing, Blanco admitted: “When I look at her… I always think: I don’t know a world that could be better than this one.”

The star then revealed that the couple’s first anniversary is approaching and is “right around her birthday (July 22),” adding that she has “some really good things” planned for the actress.

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