Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez “can’t drop those feelings.” They also couldn’t stop a new “sleeping” picture from hitting the Internet, thanks to some secret snapping by a pal as the back-on couple chilled out during their second date at a West Hollywood recording studio on Thursday night.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez just got even cuter.
The candid was taken by Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, a songwriter-singer and vocal producer pal of Bieber who contributed on the Canadian’s 2013 Journals album. It was posted to his Shots of Me account.
Justin can be seen resting his head on Selena’s shoulder as the pair relaxed on a sofa in a recording studio in West Hollywood, Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Both singers appeared to be asleep.
(Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez cuddling while sleeping at Hollywood recording studio in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 19.)
The 20-year-old “Baby” singer sported a black and white top and aviators. It’s unclear what the 21-year-old “Come & Get It” songstress wore.
The cute reveal arrives on the heels of the pair’s visit to the same West Hollywood recording studio on Wednesday.
This second session will likely increase fans’ speculation that the couple are readying their “Unfamiliar“ duet for a summer release.
Last night fans waited outside the studio for a glimpse of their idols. One, Stalker Sarah — an infamous celeb-watcher — marked the moment Jelena left the premises.
Photos at Just Jared reveal they did not leave in the same vehicle.
Justin and Selena have left the building
— Stalker Sarah (@SarahMOnline) June 20, 2014
Although their on and off four-year relationship was thought to be over, following reports that Selena flew to Bieber’s side in Canada after his controversial video leaks, Justin posted then deleted a tender, black and white shot of the twosome.
He captioned it: “Our love is Unconditional.”
On Monday, Bieber and Gomez hit Malibu for a motorbike riding outing before celebrating a mutual pal’s birthday at the Bootsy Bellows nightclub in the evening.
Video of the bash emerged on Tuesday, along with insider reports that the couple were seen “holding hands” and overheard telling other guests they were back together.
E! News later reported another source said Bieber “has been trying to patch things up with Selena… He does love her.”
Noting conflicting accounts of the noise level that prompted a police call out to Selena’s pad in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles during a piano and tacos get-together on Tuesday, Bieber and Gomez followed up their Wednesday studio hang with a Bible study session.
An eyewitness at The City Church in Los Angeles told Us Weekly: “They were very lovey dovey and cute.”
“They came and left together with a few friends. Justin and Selena sat next to each other and listened to [the] sermon. They were smitten with each other.”
The insider added: “He looked so happy and at peace,” also noting Justin seemed to be in a good space at the study, while Selena appeared just as happy.
Bieber posted a photo of their pastor pal in action, writing: “Bible study with Judah Smith.”
Meanwhile, it’s been reported Gomez is approaching the couple’s reunion at a slower pace than the Biebs, probably due to his adventures in South America and Cannes and rumors of infidelities and dates with other women.
However, a source tells E! News:
“She still loves him. It is hard for her to get over him because they have so much history.”
The confidant added: “You just can’t drop those feelings. There is too much there.”
Despite some reports pitching Gomez as a “frail” doormat who can’t think straight around the Biebs, it’s said the Latina is following her own compass at her own pace and isn’t listening to anyone who is not supportive of her rekindled romance.
While some may see red flags in that, in another sense it does show the former Disney star is taking control and follows other adult moves by Gomez this year.
These include the actress-singer’s purchase of her new home, terminating her parents’ role as her managers, and visiting Nepal last month as a UNICEF ambassador.
Of the trip, Gomez told ABC News: “It was beautiful. It was spiritual. I never showered, ever, because I was in the field every day and it just felt like I was removed, completely, from my bubble that I live in.”
She continues: “I mean, I was visiting with children who were trying to beg their parents for a toilet. And we’re complaining we got to do stuff every day. That’s when you really understand and that was the best gift that I received.”
While some reporting on Bieber and Gomez’s reunion has taken the clickbait route, perhaps the snuggling “sleeping” photo suggests the couple at the heart of the frenzy are just as cute as they always were.