Selena Gomez planned to adopt baby before she met boyfriend

Selena Gomez was planning to adopt a baby before she met her boyfriend Benny Blanco.

The ‘Only Murders in the Building’ actress, 31, has been dating 36-year-old record producer Benny since June 2023, and has now revealed she had family plans when she was single.

She told Time about resigning herself to being alone: “I was alone for five years and I got really used to it. A lot of people are afraid of being alone and I probably tortured myself in my head for like two years being alone, and then I kind of accepted it.”

Selena added she then “came up with my plan”, which was for her to adopt at the age of 35 if she “had not met anyone”

She said about things changing when she met Benny: “It just happens when you least expect it.”

Selena added her new partner has tuned out the “noise” when it comes to “hurtful” things trolls say about her body.

She said: “I know what people can do to people I love. My own fans, who I adore and feel like have shaped who I am, will say the most hurtful things to me about how I live my life.

“But he has the strength in him that none of that noise fazes him.

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

Selena took her romance with Benny, born Benjamin Levine, public in December, and he told earlier this month how his “next goal” is to have children with the actress.

He told ‘The Howard Stern Show’: “That’s my next goal, to check the box (of having a family.)

“I have a ton of godkids; I’ve got a ton of nephews. I love being around kids.”

Selena’s close friends and family are said to be convinced she and Benny are in their relationship for the long-term.

One insider told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “She feels very at home and at ease with Benny.

“Their friends, family and loved ones on both sides are all supportive and happy to see what they think could be an amazing and long-lasting relationship between the two of them.”