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Who Is Aaron Dominguez? Meet the ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Star Who Sparked Dating Rumors with Selena Gomez

Oyin Balogun
Apr 06, 2022
12:15 P.M.

Aaron Dominguez rumoredly had a romance with Selena Gomez in 2021 when they worked on the same movie. Here are details about the handsome actor from a family of entertainers.

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"Only Murders in The Building," a murder mystery comedy series that aired on Hulu, caught a lot of attention because of its unique storyline, and Selena Gomez, one of the most followed celebrities in Hollywood, reprises a regular role in the plot.

It is the first time the talented entertainer has appeared as a regular cast on any show since her time as a Disney star which is why it didn't surprise many that "Only Murders in The Building" did so well. It broke records to become the highest premiere day tune-in among other comedy series launched on Hulu.

[Left] A picture of Aaron Dominguez; [Right] Selena Gomez and Aaron Dominguez on the set of 'Only Murders in the Building' in Manhattan on February 24, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

[Left] A picture of Aaron Dominguez; [Right] Selena Gomez and Aaron Dominguez on the set of 'Only Murders in the Building' in Manhattan on February 24, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Having become a fan favorite, it was only a matter of time before the cast started feeling the heat of all those gazes; however, for some, like Aaron Dominguez, who needed the exposure, it was a dream come true.

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In the show, Dominguez portrayed Oscar, a buddy of true crime fan Mabel, and the murdered victim, Tim Kono.

The show is centered around the steps of three neighbors with an uncharacteristic love for true crime. They work towards tracking down the murderer they suspect was responsible for the death of someone in their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, The Arconia.

Aaron Dominguez at Brett Hunt a.k.a B-Ret's record release party for his new rap album "Falsely Accused: Chapter One" on February 7, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Aaron Dominguez at Brett Hunt a.k.a B-Ret's record release party for his new rap album "Falsely Accused: Chapter One" on February 7, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

All three pool their knowledge on true crime and put everything they know to the test as they investigate the truth while regularly updating a podcast to document the case.

It was the perfect role for Dominguez to showcase his inherited acting talents, and that he did, flawlessly enough to pique the curiosity of fans who had never heard of him before the show's release.

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ACTING IS A FAMILY BUSINESS

Aaron Dominguez at the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. | Source:Getty Images

Aaron Dominguez at the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. | Source:Getty Images

Dominguez always wanted to do acting because he grew up watching his parents do it too. His parents got together in a theater school back in Venezuela. When they moved to the US, they got acting jobs in places like Miami and Atlanta.

His father was multitalented, and as a professional dancer, he allegedly toured with Janet Jackson in the 80s.

Aaron Dominguez on May 1, 2021, at Joshua Tree, California. | Source: Getty Images

Aaron Dominguez on May 1, 2021, at Joshua Tree, California. | Source: Getty Images

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It all served as inspiration for Dominguez, who once said, "I grew up with the business, seeing my parents do Spanish soap operas, telenovelas, commercials. Watching my parents do theater, I fell in love with theater. And my dad was like my idol growing up. You know, I wanted to do everything my dad did."

Dominguez's interest in showbiz leaned toward acting, but he was only too aware of how financially inconsistent an artist's life can be, so he derailed into journalism.

HE SPARKED DATING RUMORS WITH SELENA

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Given the easy chemistry Dominguez shares with Selena on screen and offscreen, there have been rumors about them being in a relationship.

It didn't help that the two were also pictured walking arm in arm at some point, even though she stated that they were simply filming a scene.

Selena Gomez at the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Selena Gomez at the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

The rumors were enough to draw the ire of Selena's ever-watchful fanbase, and they promptly assaulted the actor's social media page threatening him to stay away from their queen. Speaking about it, Selena said:

“We had just started working together. I honestly thought, ‘No wonder guys don’t want to date me!’ I think people only care because I’m young, and the older I get the less they’ll care.”

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Selena Gomez and Aaron Dominguez seen on the set of 'Only Murders in the Building' in Manhattan on February 24, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

Selena Gomez and Aaron Dominguez seen on the set of 'Only Murders in the Building' in Manhattan on February 24, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

Selena Gomez also stated that she didn't appreciate the effort and expressed gratitude for being single. Dominguez, who laughed off the threats he got from her fans, later praised her for handling the rumors. Hopefully, this changes in the coming days, but just in case, eyes will remain on this lovely pair.

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