“She falls asleep to you every night”: Selena Gomez Found Herself in an Uncomfortable Spot With HIMYM Star Jason Segel Thanks to Her Boyfriend

Selena Gomez's boyfriend Benny Blanco overshares causing discomfort for HIMYM celebrity

"She falls asleep to you every night": Selena Gomez Found Herself in an Uncomfortable Spot With HIMYM Star Jason Segel Thanks to Her Boyfriend


  • Boyfriend Benny Blanco shared Selena Gomez's nightly HIMYM sleep habit with star Jason Segel.
  • It made Gomez uncomfortable having private detail divulged publicly.
  • Could make Gomez reconsider bringing Hollywood dates to celebrity events.
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Selena Gomez is no stranger to relationship drama in the public eye. From her tumultuous history with Justin Bieber to brief flings with The Weeknd and Charlie Puth, her love life has been tabloid fodder for years. But it seems she’s finally found lasting happiness with her boyfriend, music producer Benny Blanco. That is until he inadvertently embarrassed her in front of HIMYM star Jason Segel at the 2023 Emmys.


Selena Gomez’s Boyfriend Sparks Awkward HIMYM Moment With Jason Segel

Selena Gomez as Alex Russo
Selena Gomez as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

Selena Gomez suffered an embarrassing boyfriend-induced faux pas involving How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel at the 2023 Emmys. Her music producer boyfriend Benny Blanco eagerly overshared Gomez’s nightly HIMYM habit, leaving her red-faced.

As Gomez revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, “Every night I fall asleep to the same show. It’ll either be Friends or something comfy. But lately, it’s How I Met Your Mother.”

So when Segel crossed her path at the Emmys, Gomez understandably felt starstruck seeing the face of her sleep ritual in the flesh.


But things took an awkward turn when Blanco chimed in, “Oh, she falls asleep to you every night.”

While likely intended harmlessly, Blanco’s comment to Segel may have crossed the line for a private revelation between partners. Gomez seemed shocked he publicly divulged her tendency to doze off watching Segel on HIMYM each night.

As Gomez quipped afterward, “I was like, ‘That’s weird!’ But I do!” 

Even if innocent, his eagerness to share an endearingly nerdy sleep habit put Gomez on the spot with her celebrity crush.


Did The Moment Make Selena Gomez Rethink Bringing Dates to Awards Shows?

Jason Segel in How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)
Jason Segel in How I Met Your Mother 

Though unintentional, Blanco’s overeager HIMYM remark in front of Jason Segel might have made Selena Gomez uncomfortable. While the situation slid as a funny incident that everyone was laughing about, Gomez might have reconsidered her oversharing boyfriend. 

Moments requiring tact and discretion around other stars call for a filter that Blanco lacked in this case. And Gomez seems too private a person to enjoy having surprise personal tidbits shared publicly without her consent.

Gomez has already been on the radar in public eyes for quite a long time, as she dated Justin Bieber, and their relationship was the favorite pastime for a lot of fans. The on-again, off-again relationship had a lot of buzz until Bieber got married to Haeley Bieber. The extreme backlash and comparison for Gomez still have not stopped 

Selena Gomez and boyfriend Benny Blanco
Selena Gomez and boyfriend Benny Blanco

Luckily, this hiccup hasn’t appeared to damage Gomez and Blanco’s blossoming romance. Gomez has since reiterated feeling “safest” with Blanco, praising his ability to comprehend her pressures as a celebrity.

But here’s hoping Benny Blanco realizes some harmless but embarrassing moments could be in store if he keeps accidentally airing private details around other stars. As for Jason Segel? He likely found the exchange more confusing than anything else! Either way, Gomez may want to establish firm ground rules about oversharing sleep stories in public before making her next red-carpet walk with boyfriend Blanco.


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