Justin Bieber has a new puppy. His name is Phil, short for Philip. And he’s a heartbreaker — just like his daddy.
Late Thursday, the pop prince introduced his latest pet to the world via a series of photos and a video which he shared on Instagram.
Phil is a gorgeous black Labrador retriever.
“New addition to the family his name is Phil,” Justin wrote next to the first pic which shows him petting his new puppy.
Justin Bieber fans then got a look at Phil interacting with Esther — the chocolate Yorkshire Terrier the singer acquired last year — in a video.
Esther is seen sitting lying on an armchair while someone pets her. Not too far from the action, Phil is seen waiting patiently on the floor for his turn.
The unmistakable voice of Justin’s maternal grandfather, Bruce Dale, (the elderly gentleman is visiting from his native Canada) is heard talking in the background.
The 21-year-old superstar’s simple caption reads, “Esther and Phil.”
Cue another shot of the Labrador walking and a glimpse of the Biebs wearing DJ Khaled-brand slippers.
“Phil,” the singer noted minimally by the photo.
Interestingly, the caption to the next snap reveals at least one of the things which Bieber loves about his new pet.
“Look at Philips eyes,” the young star said of the puppy’s seemingly purple opalescent eyes.
For her part, Esther looked as if she was staring stonily into the distance as if her nose was out of joint.
But, wait. In the next pic, Esther seems to come around to the idea of another puppy on her patch.
But it’s the last photo that wins all the sweet-as-candy prizes. Justin is seen sitting on a floor wearing red shorts, some sort of Dennis-The-Menace top, and knee high red socks (spoilt only by branding).
The adorable tableau shows the singer attending to Esther while Phil sits between his legs.
The hitmaker’s pic caption reads, “Can’t make Esther too jealous.”
Back in March 2015 when Bieber first got Esther, he also introduced her to fans in irresistible pics.
Since then, of course, the singer has shared tons of snaps of the Yorkie.
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber is set to perform with Jack Ü’s Diplo and Skrillex at the upcoming 2016 Grammy Awards.
On Thursday, the Recording Academy announced Bieber will hit the stage with the EDM tastemakers at the ceremony to showcase their worldwide hit, “Where Are Ü Now“. It is possible the trio will play other material.
Bieber, Skrillex, and Diplo are, of course, nominated for Best Dance Recording for “Where Are Ü Now.” The cut is featured on Bieber’s highly-acclaimed Purpose album, but it was first heard when Jack Ü stealth-dropped their debut LP on February 27, 2015.
The duo’s album is also a contender in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category.
The latest edition of the Grammys boasts a fantastic lineup of live acts. In addition to the Biebs and Jack Ü, the show will include performances from The Weeknd, British songstress Adele, Broadway’s Hamilton cast, a BB King tribute featuring Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt and Gary Clark, Jr., an ensemble between Pitbull, Robin Thicke, and Travis Barker, the TV debut of Johnny Depp’s The Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, and the one and only Lady Gaga’s much-anticipated David Bowie tribute.
As for the Biebs’ new puppy Phil, and Esther, the most pressing question is: will they be allowed to stay up and watch their famous daddy perform? We’re probably hear about it first on Phil’s new Twitter account.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) February 5, 2016
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