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Musical artist and actress Selena Gomez celebrated her 30th birthday in July 2022, and after having a birthday party, she went on vacation in Italy with friends—including one with whom she sparked dating rumors—to celebrate more. On Wednesday, August 4, The Daily Mail shared photos of Gomez on a yacht in Positano with her buddies, including Italian-Canadian film producer Andrea Iervolino, who emerged as a rumored love interest in media coverage of her trip.
Gomez and Iervolino have been linked together in the past, with hints that they are more than friends, but it has never been confirmed that they are dating. In fact, a source recently told Entertainment Tonight that Gomez is single.
“Selena isn't dating anyone specific at this time,” the source said. “She is more open to love, but she is also very much focused on herself and her work right now. She's in a very healthy place. She is feeling fantastic and very mentally, physically and emotionally healthy.”
On August 17, a source reiterated this to Us Weekly, outright denying she and Iervolino were dating. “Selena and Andrea are just friends,” the source said. “She’s dating and is keeping her options open with a few guys.”
However, she and Iervolino did spend a lot of time during her Italian birthday party dancing together and hugging while looking out at the water. Iervolino even gave Gomez a couple of kisses on her forehead, which could just be a platonic sign of affection.
But here's what we know about Iervolino and his connection to Gomez so far.
Who is Andrea Iervolino?
Iervolino is a very successful producer, who has won a number of accolades; in 2015, he received the Mimmo Rotella Special Award for production at the Venice Film Festival for his work on The Humbling. In 2016, he was given the Saving Award at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival. He is an official ambassador of Italian Cinema and the president of Ischia Global Film and Music Fest, and in 2018, President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella awarded him a Knighthood of the Italian Republic. He also has a pretty sizable social media following at just over a million followers on Instagram
Iervolino has founded a number of media companies, including Irvolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment S.p.A, a global production company, with Lady Monika Bacardi, the investment company AMBI Group, and TaTaTu Enterprises, a blockchain-based social media and entertainment platform.
How do Selena Gomez and Andrea Iervolino know each other?
Iervolino produced the 2016 film The Dubious Battle, which starred Gomez. They seem to have been friends since, and he was at Gomez's 27th birthday celebration when she also visited Italy. They were seen together in July of last year, celebrating the 4th in Los Angeles.
When were Gomez and Iervolino last seen together?
The weekend after her birthday party in early August, Gomez and Iervolino took a boat ride together in Positano, soaking in the Italian summer sun. Iervolino handed Gomez into the boat. She was wearing a lime green two piece and tall nude slip on heels. Her hair was pulled up into a bun, and she accessorized with sunglasses and gold earrings.
Iervolino was wearing a blue linen shirt and white slacks with gold framed Ray Bans.
Are Gomez and Iervolino currently dating?
Gomez returned home from her Italy vacation and hasn't been photographed with Iervolino since her trip. A source told Us Weekly on August 17 that the two are not together romantically. “Selena and Andrea are just friends,” the source said. “She’s dating and is keeping her options open with a few guys.”
“She’s really happy and is perfectly OK with being single,” the source added. “She’s surrounded by best friends who are her biggest support system.”
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