Ever since Maddie Ziegler posted a photo cozying up to her boyfriend Eddie Benjamin, fans have been searching the web trying to find more info on the former Dance Moms star’s new man! After having a super public romance in the past, the reality TV alum has kept her current relationship pretty private up until now. So, Maddie’s followers were definitely shook when she shared the PDA-filled pic.

“We’re sending everyone calm and positive vibes,” the dancer captioned the steamy snap, which showed the two stars laying in bed together.

It’s unclear when exactly they started dating, but in a September 2019 interview with Marie Claire, Maddie got real about why she decided to keep her relationship with Eddie out of the public eye.

“I had a public relationship for two years, and I am never, ever going to make any relationship public as much as I did,” she told the publication “I learned my lesson. On Instagram, people have assumed certain people that I am dating, but I’m just like, give it a rest.”

Eddie, for his part, is a budding music star who dropped his debut EP Emotional in April 2021, which included a song — titled “Speechless” — about Maddie. “We were best friends right around the time I wrote it; I played it for her, and she’s been obsessed ever since,” he told WWD of the song. Of course, the dancer also starred in the music video.

When it comes to her music, Eddie calls Justin Bieber a major influence. In fact, the two singers have even become friends. Together, they have “vibed on a couple of things.” Eddie added, “That’s probably all I’m allowed to say at this point.”

“The artists that I connect with have been helping me guide my music and hectic landscape of what I’m trying to do,” Eddie also told WWD. “[Justin] is really staying present in my life and staying someone I look up to in my life, and he’s always helping and always making sure I’m OK. We talk quite a lot, and check in and make sure I’m OK musically and with life.”

Since creating more of a public persona, both Eddie and Maddie have been showcasing their relationship a little more on social media and beyond. Maddie even spoke about her relationship compared to sister Kenzie Ziegler’s while on “Pretty Basic with Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz” in February 2021.

“We both have boyfriends,” Maddie shared. “Me and Kenzie are a little different when it comes to dating. Kenzie’s had so many boyfriends … For me, I’d rather be in a relationship than just dating around. It’s really scary … It’s really hard.”

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