Going strong! Maddie Ziegler shared the first photo with her boyfriend, Eddie Benjamin, in March 2020, and fans have been eager to learn more about her beau. Keep reading for everything to know about the Australian singer. 

Who Is Maddie Ziegler’s Boyfriend Eddie Benjamin?

While Maddie is a dancer, Eddie is a musician. Born on in January 16, 2002, he’s a singer-songwriter from Australia. In addition, he also plays the bass and got his start as part of a band called Haze Trio.

Thanks to the help of Justin Bieber, the “Weatherman” crooner’s career has seriously taken off.

“My boyfriend is opening for Justin right now on tour,” Maddie told Cosmopolitan in June 2022 of Justin and Hailey Bieber. “They’ve been so nice to Eddie and me. We look up to them as a couple — they’re so amazing and so in love. It’s really refreshing to see that they have that love but that things can be up and down. It’s cool that they talk about it publicly. It’s not relatable to never have a problem.”

How Did Maddie Ziegler and Eddie Benjamin Meet?

Before taking their relationship to the next level in 2019, the dancer and singer were just friends.

“We’d been best friends for a while and both broken up with other people; a little bit of time had passed. We were just talking and he was like, ‘Yeah, me and you just have so much love for each other, it gets confusing.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, it totally does.’ And then we both just looked at each other and I was like, ‘Oh,'” Maddie recalled during her Cosmo interview. “I remember covering my face with a pillow for 20 minutes. I couldn’t look at him. I was like, ‘This is so embarrassing because we literally just admitted that we love each other!’ But we’re kids. Me and Eddie are still kids. We’re figuring it out and we’re just letting it happen.”

Maddie Ziegler Shares New Photo of Foster Puppy She Shares With Boyfriend Eddie Benjamin
Maddie Ziegler/Instagram

When Did Maddie Ziegler and Eddie Benjamin Go Public?

In March 2020, Maddie shared her first photo with Eddie on Instagram amid ongoing romance rumors. Based on the snap, the former Dance Moms star seems smitten with him. When Maddie shared a photo snuggled up in bed with her beau, many followers did not react well. “We’re sending everyone calm and positive vibes,” she captioned the picture.

“This pic looks a little inappropriate,” one follower commented. Luckily, Maddie’s mom, Melissa Gisoni, was there to defend the couple. “He has his shirt off for god’s sake! He’s a boy!” she replied. In a separate comment, the mom of two added, “Such a beautiful picture!”