Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez raised eyebrows with their seeming affection for each other in Philadelphia, and now they back at it in Miami, despite denials of anything but a friendship.
The young teen stars were spotted frolicking on a walk, looking every bit like puppy love, but as soon as they saw photographers, they headed back to the hotel.
As it turns out Bieber, 16, and Gomez, 18, are staying at the same hotel. Justin was in Miami for a concert.
Their body language suggested mutual affection at the very least.
Gomez went out of her way last week to insist that they are friends and have been for years, but that’s as far as it goes. Rumors that they are romantically involved are untrue, she says.
The rumors were sparked by gossip Web site TMZ, which suggested there was something between them after they were spotted having breakfast together at an International House of Pancakes in Philadelphia.
Both were in the city of brotherly love to perform at a radio station concert.
Justin and Selena were spotted clinging to each as they left the restaurant.
They have been seen together more than once over the past few months.
But Selena, who seems much more mature than Bieber, said the relationship is strictly platonic.
“It was pancakes. Who doesn’t like pancakes?” Gomez told MTV News. “We were both performing in the same place so
we went and had pancakes together. That’s all it is. All innocent.”
There was no word why Selena was in Miami at the same time as Justin.
Selena also described Justin as ‘family’.
“I love Justin. When he first started to come over from Canada his manager contacted me and he just said that he would like to meet me and he was just such a good kid…” she told US Weekly.
“I feel like a big sister now, because I want to protect him.”