Justin Bieber's rumoured romance with Selena Gomez is heating up - the teen couple has been snapped appearing to holiday together in St. Lucia over the weekend (01-02Jan11).
The young stars have repeatedly denied reports they are dating since they were spotted enjoying a breakfast date in December (10) and last week (begs27Dec10), Bieber's representative was forced to dismiss a photo seemingly depicting the pair kissing as a fake.
But the Baby hitmaker will struggle to explain his way out of the latest images - a set of pictures surfaced online on Monday (03Jan11) appearing to show the couple embracing and kissing on board a luxury yacht in the Caribbean, where they were vacationing with friends.
In one snap, Bieber, 16, is shown with his hand on Gomez's butt.
However, Bieber is unlikely to be unveiling all about his love life anytime soon - he recently brushed off speculation about a romance with 18-year-old Gomez, telling MTV.com, "She's really cool. She's an amazing person. I think that people are always gonna be interested in my personal life... but I gotta keep some things to myself. I'm just having fun being a teenager."