Only Murders in the Building star Selena Gomez is having the time of her life celebrating her 30th birthday. Days after hosting a star-studded birthday party in a fierce sequin and feather gown, Sel headed to Italy, but she wasn't alone. On Wednesday, August 4, The Daily Mail released pictures of Selena aboard a yacht in Positano with Italian-Canadian film producer Andrea Iervolino.
The media outlet shared a series of pictures of the 34-year-old as he helped Sel off the yacht and into a beautiful body of water. After spending some time in the water together, Selena and Andrea were captured again, sitting next to each other and talking aboard the yacht.
While their interaction could be completely platonic, rumors of a potential romance instantly surfaced, especially since they've been spotted out together on a few occasions. If you're interested in finding out more about Selena's new friend, read ahead for everything we know about Andrea Irevolino.
Selena appeared on Andrea's TaTaTu social media platform
Once Friday, August 5, Selena appeared on the TaTaTu series Giving Back Generation, where she opened up about her future family and career goals. According to Billboard, Sel revealed, "I hope to be married and to be a mom," to the show's hosts Ashley Cook and Raquelle Stevens. "Eventually, I'm going to be tired of all of this, so I'm probably just going to devote most of my life to philanthropy before I peace out."
Giving Back Generation exclusively airs on TaTaTu, a blockchain-based social media, and entertainment platform that rewards users for watching videos. Interestingly enough, TaTaTu Enterprises was founded in 2018 by Andrea Iervolino.
Andrea and Selena enjoyed their time in Italy together
Days after Selena and Andrea first went viral for their yacht-side pics, the duo was spotted together again. On Sunday, August 7, JustJaredJr obtained photos of Selena and Andrea as the film producer helped Sel onto another boat in Positano. Sel sported a two-piece lime green short set as they kicked off their latest adventure.
Selena is still keeping her options open despite romance rumors with Andrea
Despite their flirtatious display in Italy, Selena is still single and ready to mingle. While rumors have swirled about the relationship status of the singer and Andrea, an insider tells Us Weekly that "Selena and Andrea are just friends."
It seems like Andrea isn't the only one Selena is keepin' it casual with. The source added that "She’s dating and is keeping her options open with a few guys."
Ok, love that for her!
Andrea and Selena worked together
Selena appeared in the 2016 film The Dubious Battle, for which Andrea served as a producer. He received the award for best producer at the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival with Al Pacino and Barry Levinson for their work on the film that year.
Outside of their work together, Andrea reportedly celebrated Sel's 27th birthday trip to Italy. According to The Daily Mail, the duo spent the 4th of July together in Los Angeles last year.
He's an award-winning producer
Andrea is a decorated producer who has received notable awards for his efforts in film. He won the Mimmo Rotella Special Award for production at the Venice Film Festival in 2015 for The Humbling. In 2016, he was awarded the Saving Award at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival. He was also named an ambassador of Italian Cinema and the president of Ischia Global Film and Music Fest that same year.
On June 18, 2018, Andrea was awarded Knighthood of the Italian Republic by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the Italian Consulate of Canada for his achievements in business and media culture.
He founded and co-founded several media companies
In 2011, Andrea and Lady Monika Bacardi launched the Irvolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment S.p.A, a global production company.
Andrea co-founded AMBI Group, an investment company that provides financial backing for international films, with Monika Bacardi in 2013. The company has distributed over 200 film titles.
In 2018, Andrea founded TaTaTu Enterprises and reportedly raised $575 million in funding. The blockchain-based social media and entertainment platform rewards users for watching videos with digital tokens.
He has a massive social media following
Andrea shares updates from his various companies as well as press features to his 1.2 million (yes, million) Instagram followers.
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