Only murders in the building Star Selena Gomez is having the time of her life as she celebrates her 30th birthday. Days after throwing a star-studded birthday bash in a fierce sequin and feather dress, Sel traveled to Italy, but she wasn’t alone. Wednesday, August 4, The daily mail posted photos of Selena aboard a yacht in Positano with Italian-Canadian film producer Andrea Iervolino.
The outlet shared a series of photos of the 34-year-old as he helped Sel off the yacht and into a beautiful body of water. After spending time together in the water, Selena and Andrea were captured again, sitting next to each other and talking on board the yacht.
Although their interaction may be completely platonic, rumors of a potential romance immediately surfaced, especially since they’ve been spotted together a few times. If you want to know more about Selena’s new friend, read everything we know about Andrea Irevolino.
Andrea and Selena enjoying their time in Italy together
Days after Selena and Andrea first went viral for their yacht side photos, the duo were spotted together again. On Sunday, August 7, JustJaredJr got photos of Selena and Andrea as the film’s producer helped Sel get on another boat in Positano. Sel wore a lime green two-piece shorts set as they embarked on their latest adventure.
Andrea and Selena worked together
Selena appeared in the 2016 film The Dubious Battle, for which Andrea served as producer. He received the Best Producer award at the 73rd Venice Film Festival along with Al Pacino and Barry Levinson for their work on the film that year.
Outside of their work together, Andrea reportedly celebrated Sel’s 27th birthday trip to Italy. According The daily mailthe duo spent the 4th of July together in Los Angeles last year.
He’s an award-winning producer
Andrea is a decorated producer who has received notable awards for his efforts in film. He won the special Mimmo Rotella prize for the production at Venice Film Festival in 2015 for humility. In 2016 he received the Saving Prize at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival. He was also named Ambassador of Italian Cinema and President of the Ischia Global Film and Music Fest the same year.
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On June 18, 2018, Andrea received the award Knight of the Italian Republic by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the Italian Consulate in Canada for his achievements in business and media literacy.
He founded and co-founded several media companies
In 2011, Andrea and Lady Monika Bacardi launched the Irvolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment SpAa global production company.
Andrea co-founded AMBI Group, an investment company that provides financial support for international films, with Monika Bacardi in 2013. The company has distributed more than 200 film titles.
In 2018, Andrea founded TaTaTu Companies and reportedly raised $575 million in funding. The blockchain-based social media and entertainment platform rewards users who watch videos with digital tokens for watching videos.
He has a huge social network following
Andrea shares updates from her various businesses as well as news articles to her 1.2 million (yes, million) Instagram Followers.
Jasmine Washington is associate editor of Seventeen, covering beauty and pop culture. When her head isn’t buried in the latest romance release Love Belvin, she shuts down all things Beyoncé and binge “Married at First Sight.” You can find her indulging her beauty addiction at Sephora, or somewhere on the hunt for the world’s best tacos.