If you heard the sound of a thousand teenage hearts breaking yesterday (Feb. 6), it's probably because Justin Bieber unofficially took himself off the market. The singer was photographed holding hands with fellow pop star and long-rumored romantic interest Selena Gomez in Santa Monica, Calif. yesterday.
Although the snapshot is the pair's first display of public affection, it's not the first time that Bieber, 16, and Gomez, 18, have been photographed getting romantic. Images of the couple kissing and embracing on a private yacht in the Caribbean surfaced in early January. The two were also spotted sharing breakfast together at an IHOP in Philadelphia on Dec. 8.
The relationship news caps off a week in which Bieber made a slew of TV appearances, including stops at "Saturday Night Live," "The Daily Show" and "The Late Show with David Letterman," in part to support his new film, "Never Say Never." And when the Beebs wasn't on the clock, he was appearing in a Super Bowl ad for Best Buy alongside Ozzy Osbourne.