Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez got us all going again when they reunited at a Miami studio Tuesday night.
Has the brunette beauty left Florida gone so soon or was she below deck?
The night before, it was all eyes on Bieber and Gomez as she quietly dropped by Miami’s Hit Factory recording studio where her on-off beau worked with his teen protégé Madison Beer.
The 21-year-old’s appearance at the Hit Factory — Selena was seen walking unsteadily in a TMZ-obtained video while leaning on another woman as she arrived in a white top and black thigh-split skirt – kicked off more idle talk about the former Disney star’s reasons for going to rehab in January, but also killed a few rumors too.
Namely, an as yet unproven, gossip-site driven claim that Bieber cheated with a fan at the South by Southwest festival last month, and is flirting with Miley Cyrus in response to Selena flirting with Orlando Bloom — fall like dominoes in the face of Justin and Selena still seeing each other.
Keeping their cards close to their chest, Bieber and Gomez haven’t confirmed or denied if they are a couple, but appear content to let the their reportedly PDA-filled Texas weekend last month, an unreleased duet titled “Unfamiliar,” and two dance rehearsal videos speak for themselves.
Bieber is in his second week of writing at the famed Miami music complex after working with Young Money Entertainment teen signing, Austin Mahone.
Like Madison, 15, and her parents – Tracie and Robert – Justin also posted photos from the session.
(Photo: via Bieber Instagram.)
At some point, Tracie took a picture of Selena and Madison in the studio, captioning it, “And now this beauty comes to visit.”
(Photo: Beer via Shots of Me.)
For those unaware of Madison’s connection to the Biebs, back in 2012 the “Heartbreaker” singer came across Beer singing Etta James’ “At Last.”
Justin tweeted it, later endorsing other Madison-sung covers. Next thing, the then 13-year-old inked a management deal with Bieber’s main man Braun, and scored her own Island Def Jam recording contract last September.
Bieber also appeared in the music video with his childhood buddy Ryan Butler for Madison’s debut single “Melodies“ that same month.
Madison has now left Miami according to her Twitter post yesterday, but not before sending praise to her mentor.
So grateful I get to work with one of the most creative geniuses in the world @justinbieber… Learning a lot from you 🙂
— Madison Beer (@MadisonElleBeer) April 9, 2014
For his part, Bieber had nothing but good things to say about the young star.
The Canadian hinted at more music news to come yesterday.
True to usual form when the sun comes out, so did the Bieb’s chest in one of two Instagram photos.
In the first, he is dressed in boat navy slacks and black T-shirt, while posing on the deck of an aptly named yacht — “Never Say Never” — reportedly a regular hire-out in Miami.
The 20-year-old captioned the shot, “It was about that time.”
Over at Bieber’s second upload, the snap is definitely one for the female fans.
Without a hint of a smile, the singer is seen posing shirtless while showing off his tattoos, peek-a-boo black Calvin Kleins, and a view of a stretch of Miami water and skyline in the background.
There’s no word yet on where a certain pop princess was during Bieber’s semi-nude selfie session.
Perhaps not far.
An online tour of the same luxury yacht reveals it’s multi-decked. Selena could also just have decided to remain off-camera.
While it’s not known if Selena is still in Miami, Justin has reportedly hired five suites at The Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel ahead of his May 5 trial on charges of DUI, resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired licence.
The singer pleaded not guilty to all three.
TMZ previously claimed prosecutors and Bieber’s lawyers are close to agreeing a plea deal if he pleads no contest to reckless driving.
As for the saga of Bieber and Gomez, that looks set to continue a while longer.
[Image via Bieber Instagram screen shot of a dance video he and Gomez filmed in Texas in March.]