Justin Bieber has denied that he is dating Yovanna Ventura, the brunette model he was filmed and seen strolling with in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, on Monday. Is the singer protecting her after ‘hate’ comments from some fans online?
It looks like Justin Bieber has a new girlfriend after moving on quickly from Selena Gomez amid conflicting accusations. However, the heartthrob has denied dating Yovanna Aventura — the 18-year-old model he has been linked to.
Hot on the heels of video of the 20-year-old, shirtless pop singer and Yovanna strolling along Venice Beach boardwalk on Monday and media reports blasting “Justin Bieber’s New Model Girlfriend“ headlines, the Biebs took to Instagram last night to set the record straight.
“I guess everyone I get photo’d with is automatically my girlfriend,” he wrote, adding,”This is my only gf @moneyyaya p.. “Had fun at the fight lil one see u soon.!.”
The “Confident” singer’s caption ran alongside a picture of Justin wearing a wry expression and hugging Iyanna Mayweather, the 14-year old daughter of Welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.
(Photo: Bieber Instagram.)
The snap was taken this past weekend when the sports-mad Canadian hit Las Vegas to give his pal Mayweather some support before his historic Welterweight titles unifier boxing fight against Marcos Maidana. Floyd was walked out to the ring by Bieber and Lil Wayne and he eventually won.
So what of Bieber’s denial?
On face value it appears to be an upfront statement by the singer to media and his fans that he is not dating Yovanna or anyone else.
But in light of E! News’ report which quotes a source detailing how Justin connected with the Miami High School senior amid claims “their relationship is blossoming,” not to mention video showing the singer with his hand on Yovanna’s thigh during their beach rickshaw ride — it’s possible the Biebs is trying to play down media hysteria to protect the model.
Just as Gomez, Chantel Jeffries, Cailin Russo, Jacques Rae Pyles, Jordan Ozuna, Ashley Moore and in fact any female seen with Justin for any length of time discovers, Ventura is experiencing the downside of hanging out with one of the world’s biggest — and, of late — infamous pop stars.
Namely; the fans. To be specific, it’s not all Bieber fans.
But it’s clear that some Beliebers and Gomez fans (Selenators) aren’t exactly pleased about Yovanna’s arrival on Justin’s radar.
Some fans criticized the model for the numerous risqué selfies displayed at her Instagram page.
Others blamed her for recent reports that Justin and Selena’s briefly resumed relationship imploded because of his alleged “flirting” with Kylie Jenner at the Coachella festival.
Yovanna was later pictured with Kylie with Bieber in a snap he posted from Las Vegas.
The Kylie rumors were reportedly the cause of Gomez’s shocking unfollows of the Jenner sisters on Instagram after she partied with them at Coachella, later dumping everyone from her feed.
We’re not quite sure if that adds up if Yovanna is the person Bieber was seeing at the time.
In response to criticisms, Yo — who is paid to advertise fitness products on Instagram — posted a self-defense to over 228,000 followers on Tuesday before Bieber’s denial went up.
The model wrote,
“What you see on the outside is not who I am on the inside.”
Yovanna continued, “I get so much judgement about what people THINK (due to my current situation) I am before they actually get to know me. I am a simple and very practical girl that is not turned on by flashy things. I am far from superficial or petty.”
She concluded that “people need to stop passing judgment” and “find out who” she is “as a person. Instead of condemning someone you know nothing about.”
E! News notes that Bieber met the 18-year-old on Instagram and “reached out” to her in late March, adding that Yovanna visited Bieber while he recorded at Miami’s Hit Factory in April, before the twosome met in Las Vegas.
During these months it was also widely reported Bieber was seeing Gomez, so sod knows who was aware of what. But tangled web is the phrase that comes to mind.
A source reveals thinks Justin “is a nice, sweet guy, a gentleman.”
They added, “Justin really likes her. I think he really enjoys being around her. She is just such a genuine person and he likes to talk to her.”
It’s probably wisest to see what unfolds with the Bieb’s latest ‘love interest.’
At the speed he moved on from Gomez, “girlfriend” denials may not be needed in a week.
(Photo: Instagram, Bieber and Ventura in Las Vegas.)