If you are one who loves modeling then you must know the internet sensation, Don Benjamin, who gained prominence for appearing on the 20th season of the famous American modeling reality show “America’s Next Top Model” in 2013. He is handsome, good looking and has a good body build and this has gotten him so many modeling deals with commercial brands and video appearances with popular musicians including the Ariana Grande video which has got fans thinking he is in a love affair with the artist. Let’s get to know more about this model and find out if he was or is truly dating Ariana Grande.
Don Benjamin’s Bio (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 the Brooklyn Center High School in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
As an actor, he was best known for the movie Bunny and Clyde and he has also appeared in a documentary titled Diary of a Cheating Man which was released in March 2015, and also played the lead role as Jason in the drama Supermodel (2017). Don Benjamin as a musician has his hit singles such as Red, Tonight, Jealous, Hit the Snooze, and others. On February 22, 2018, he released his single track “Across the Sky” which topped the charts.
Modeling was a perfect career choice because he has the looks and body built of a model and it has made him famous today. He became very popular when he made it to the finals in season 20 of America’s Next Top Model and was also the winner of “Sacred Famous” and has appeared in hit videos that featured famous musicians.
Benjamin has worked with some popular commercial brands like Tillys, Guess, and Pink Dolphin and has also worked with Ariana Grande for the music video “Into You” where he played the role of her lover in the video. The video which was a really romantic one found its way into the hearts of fans and many fans believed Benjamin and Ariana Grande had something between them in real life.
Don Benjamin has not disclosed his earnings or actual net worth in detail. Some sources say his net worth is estimated to be around $20 million while others put it at $40 million but in truth, the actual figure is not known because the model has not spilled yet.
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 committed to each other. The couple has been seen together and has 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, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hose-Mccann Communications, and Edward Bureta, who owned a graphic design firm. She is a singer, songwriter, and actress and she schooled at North Broward Preparatory School. She has played the role of Cat Valentine for the popular Nickelodeon show “Victorious” and also played a role on the Nickelodeon spin-off, Sam and Cat. Before she was featured on Nickelodeon, Ariana had played the role of 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 album debut at the top of the charts and the fifteenth female artist overall. She finished 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 on the US Billboard 200 earning 175,000 album-equivalent units in 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 video “Into You” where he played the part of her lover. The chemistry in the video was intense and looked real and this got fans thinking that they were in a relationship but according to Don Benjamin in an interview, he said he is not in a relationship with Ariana Grande and the video was strictly on a professional basis. Ariana Grande, on the other hand, is in a relationship with actor and comedian, Pete Davidson.