If you’re into modeling, you must know internet sensation Don Benjamin who rose to prominence for appearing on the 20th season of popular American reality show ‘America’s Next Top Model’ in 2013. He is handsome, handsome and has a good body and it has attracted him to so many models deal with commercial brands and video appearances with popular musicians, including the Ariana Grande video that made fans think he was in love with the entertainer. Let’s find out more about this model and find out if he was or really dating Ariana Grande.
Bio of Don Benjamin (Age)
Don Benjamin is a model, record producer, actor, and musician. He was born Donald Benjamin on May 5, 1987, to Joseph Thottumkal and Seline Thottumkal in Chicago, Illinois. He has a sister named Brooke and has been the center of attraction in showbiz. He attended Brooklyn Center High School in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
As an actor he was best known for the movie Bunny and Clyde and he also appeared in a documentary called Diary of a Cheating Man which was released in March 2015 and also played the lead role of Jason in the drama Supermodel (2017). Don Benjamin as a musician has his hit hits such as Red, Tonight, Jealous, Hit the Snooze and others. On February 22 , 2018, he released his single “Across the Sky” which topped the charts.
Modeling was a perfect career choice as he has the look and body of a model and it made him famous today. He became hugely popular reaching the season 20 finale of America’s Next Top Model and also won the ‘Sacred Famous’ award and appeared in hit videos featuring famous musicians.
Benjamin has worked with popular advertising brands like Tillys, Guess and Pink Dolphin and also worked with Ariana Grande for the ‘Into You’ music video where he played the role of her lover in the video. The video which was truly romantic found its way into the hearts of fans and many fans thought that Benjamin and Ariana Grande had something between them in real life.
Don Benjamin has not disclosed his earnings or actual net worth in details. Some sources claim that his net worth is estimated at around $20 million while others put it at $40 million but in truth, the actual figure is not known as the model is yet to break out.
Who is he dating?
The model is in a serious relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Liane Valenzuela. They have been together for over three years and are still attached to each other. The couple were seen together and posted photos of them together.
Is Don Benjamin dating Ariana Grande?
Before going into the details of their relationship, let’s see what we know about the famous Ariana Grande.
She was born on June 26, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande, CEO of Hose-Mccann Communications and Edward Bureta, owner of a graphic design company. She is a singer, songwriter and actress and was educated at North Broward Preparatory School. She starred as Cat Valentine for the popular Nickelodeon show “Victorious” and also had a role in the Nickelodeon spin-off, Sam and Cat. Prior to appearing on Nickelodeon, Ariana starred as Charlotte in a musical in 2008 and also won an award for the role. She spent three years recording her debut album titled ‘Yours Truly’ which was released on August 30. , 2003.
The album was a hit and was no. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 138,000 copies sold in the first week, making her the first female artist since Kesha to have her debut album top the charts and the fifteenth female artist overall. She completed her second album in March 2014 and the second album was titled ‘My Everything’. It was released on August 25 , 2014. Her third album titled “Dangerous Woman” was released on May 20 , 2016, and it debuted at number two in the US Billboard 200 earned 175,000 album equivalent units at during its first week. The album received positive reviews and Ariana promoted the album by performing at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
Don Benjamin and Ariana Grande are not dating. He was only featured in her “Into You” video where he played the role of her lover. The chemistry in the video was intense and felt real and it made fans think they were in a relationship, but according to Don Benjamin in an interview he said he was not in a relationship with Ariana Grande and that the video was strictly for professional purposes.. Ariana Grande, meanwhile, is in a relationship with actor and comedian Pete Davidson.