If you are someone who loves modeling, you must know the Internet sensation Don Benjamin, who became famous for his appearance in the 20th season of the famous American model reality show “America’s Next Top Model” in 2013. He is good-looking, handsome, and has a good physique, and this has earned him so many models deals with commercial brands and video appearances with popular musicians, including the video Ariana Grande, which made fans believe he had a love affair with the artist. Let’s learn more about this model and find out if he was or is really with Ariana Grande.
Don Benjamin’s Bio (Age)
Don Benjamin is a model, record producer, actor, and musician. He was born Donald Benjamin in Chicago, Illinois on May 5, 1987, as the son of Joseph Thottumkal and Seline Thottumkal. He has a sister named Brooke and was the center of attraction in show business. 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 starred in a documentary film called Diary of a Cheating Man, which was released in March 2015, and also starred as Jason in the drama Supermodel (2017). Don Benjamin has his hit singles as a musician including 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 look and body of a model, and that’s what made him famous today. He became very popular when he made it to the finals in the 20th season of America’s Next Top Model. He was also the winner of “Scared Famous” and appeared in hit videos featuring famous musicians.
Benjamin has worked with some well-known commercial brands such as Tillys, Guess, and Pink Dolphin and also worked with Ariana Grande for the music video “Into You” in which he played the role of her lover. The truly romantic video found its way into the hearts of fans, and many fans believed that Benjamin and Ariana Grande had something between them in real life.
Don Benjamin did not disclose his income or actual assets in detail. Some sources say his net worth is estimated at about $20 million, while others put it at $40 million, but in truth, the actual figure is not known because the model has not yet been buried.
Who Is He Dating?
The model is in a serious relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Liane Valenzuela. They’ve been together for over three years and they’re still committed to each other. The couple was seen together and published 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, the daughter of Joan Grande, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hose-Mccann Communications, and Edward Bureta, who owned a graphic design company. She is a singer, songwriter, and actress and was educated at North Broward Preparatory School. She played the role of Cat Valentine in the popular Nickelodeon show “Victorious” and also played a role in the Nickelodeon spin-off Sam and Cat. Before she appeared in Nickelodeon, Ariana had played the role of Charlotte in a musical in 2008 and also won an award for this role. She spent three years recording her debut album entitled “Yours Truly”, which was released on August 30, 2003.
The album was a hit and, with 138,000 copies sold in the first week, it reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts. This made her the first female artist since Kesha to have her album debut at the top of the charts, and the fifteenth artist overall. She finished her second album in March 2014, and the second album was entitled “My Everything”. It was released on August 25, 2014. Her third album, entitled “Dangerous Woman”, was released on May 20, 2016, and it debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, where it reached 175,000 album equivalents in the 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 together. He could only be seen in her video “Into You” in which he played the role of her lover. The chemistry in the video was intense and looked real and that made the fans think that they were in a relationship, but according to Don Benjamin, he said in an interview that he had no relationship with Ariana Grande and that the video was purely professional. Ariana Grande on the other hand is in a relationship with the actor and comedian Pete Davidson.