Despite the rumours, Justin Bieber is not dating actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld. On Wednesday, the actress confirmed the duo are just friends.
Steinfeld tells the SiriusXM Morning MashUp she isn’t dating the singer.
“No I am not. I know it’s crazy, I don’t know why people make such a big deal,” she says, adding, “We’re friends, we’ve been friends for years and yeah.”
The Internet was aflame earlier this week after TMZ reported the pair have been seeing each other for a little over a month after being introduced by the pastor of their church. However, sources tell GossipCop the romance rumours just aren’t true.
While the duo are friends, the idea that they are a couple isn’t true according to a “mutual friend” of the site who says there’s “zero truth, none whatsoever” to dating claims, with Steinfeld now confirming there’s nothing romantic between the pair.
The 23-year-old Canadian pop superstar met up with the “Pitch Perfect 2” star following the Met Gala in New York City on Monday night. A fan snapped a photo of the couple hanging out at a restaurant following the gala, posting the photo to Twitter, sending the rumour mill into hyperdrive.
In it, Steinfeld has changed out of her all-black Vera Wang ensemble into a more casual look, but is still sporting her hair and make-up from the event.
Just last month, Bieber was snapped by photogs while in the middle of a FaceTime conversation with the 20-year-old Oscar-nominated actress.
Earlier this year, Bieber was linked to actress Hailey Baldwin with the couple making their love public on Instagram.
Fans of Bieber and Steinfeld, who both have massive online social followings, were quick to take note last month when the singer “liked” several photos of Steinfeld on Instagram. Judging from social media, fans would be pretty pleased if the pair joined forces for a duet.