“Even though she’s gained weight and is curvier than she used to be, Selena feels s---, confident and comfortable — and she refuses to hide her body,” they explained.
Gomez is “no longer hung up on what other people think about her,” they source noted. “When she was younger, Selena felt like a prisoner to people’s opinions.”
“Benny makes her feel extremely confident,” the insider concluded.
As OK! previously reported, Gomez debuted her relationship with the music producer on Instagram in December.
According to another confidant, the Wizards of Waverly Place alum is "so proud to be with Benny," and "her family absolutely approves."
"Selena hasn’t been this happy with someone she’s dated in a really long time. They make an adorable couple," they added of the Only Murders in the Building lead.
"They both feel so good that it's all out there in the public," a separate source confessed, revealing Gomez finds Blanco to be "hysterical" and is happy he fits in well with her friends.
Despite her brood’s approval, some social media users left hateful comments about the pair. Gomez even clapped back at one person who claimed her relationship choices seem to reflect someone "who doesn't know themselves."
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“I don’t think he’s a bad guy, but he clearly said things in the past to hurt her. You don’t need to stop talking to the guy, but forgive him to the point of dating. I think it’s too much, this is a lack of self-love," the troll wrote.
Gomez then replied: "Oh sweetheart. I’ve been in therapy since I was 18. I know what’s best for me and I will fight till I get what I deserve/ I appreciate your misguided input but I’m growing. Don’t feel free to grow with me just know I’m not going to be with a f----boy ever again. Sorry to disappoint."
Life & Style reported on Gomez's confidence since dating Blanco.