Anyone for tennis?
Justin Bieber is no stranger to the court system. But on Monday, the superstar stepped on to a different kind of court to play tennis in his first lesson with an instructor in Los Angeles.
Justin was spotted decked out in a long white T-shirt and grey long shorts teamed up with bright, green sneakers for his session at the Beverly Hills Country Club, where he and his female coach worked on harnessing his inner Grand Slam champ.
The “Confident” singer mocked his own efforts — which weren’t bad at all — in his caption to the Instagram video he posted after practice.
“1st tennis lesson lol pretty bad… Lol,” the Canadian quipped.
Already known for his sports-mad love of basketball, ice hockey and skateboarding, it is now reported in a somewhat dubious tabloid item that Justin has begun a new health-kick drive.
It’s claimed the heartthrob has ditched junk food and alcohol – which, at 20, he is still one year away from being legally allowed to drink in the U.S. – to turn around his music career after legal woes and incidents.
“He no longer drinks and has stopped eating junk food, too. He’s had a difficult few months and is hoping that this will give him a fresh start,” an inevitably anonymous source tells the U.K’s The Sun newspaper.
Given that Bieber is more known for his green herb habit than drinking, and just last week was photographed picking up a take-out Chick-fil-A, the tabloid’s story probably originated in editorial.
(Photo: Justin Bieber is game, set and almost matching as he steps out in L.A. for his first tennis lesson.)
What is indisputable is the singer’s back-on and full-on romance with longtime sweetheart Selena Gomez.
The reunited couple are approaching the two-month mark of uninterrupted dates and are rumored to be moving in together.
The 22-year-old actress-singer allegedly said yes to Justin’s suggestion to live together, but will supposedly hang on to her Calabasas mansion given their turbulent on-again, off-again, four-year dating history.
“Selena and Justin are a hundred percent together right now, he’s asked her to move in with him and she couldn’t be happier,” an alleged source previously told Hollywood Life.
After stop-and-start dating over the course of 2014, with an evident blow-up after Justin and Selena’s hang with Kylie and Kendall Jenner at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, the couple resumed dating in June, then again from August.
E! News recently reported the Biebs confirmed he and SelGo are boyfriend and girlfriend during a deposition on September 11, in a lawsuit over an alleged assault of a paparazzo.
Meanwhile, following the pop/R&B idol’s posting of an Instagram clip last week showing him and Selena cooking healthy food in her kitchen, the lovebirds were spotted out and about this past weekend.
(Photo: Jelena seen together at Nobu Los Angeles on Friday, September 19, after Justin filmed the first day of a music video with Cody Simpson, for their upcoming duets album.)
On Friday, the couple dined at Nobu Los Angeles with pals. The following night, multiple eyewitnesses snapped the pair at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights in Universal City.
Then, on Sunday, Selena was spotted resting her head on Justin’s shoulder while they sat in the front row at the Hillsong Church Los Angeles.
Jelena is back, and possibly, in better shape than ever.
(Photos: The twosome were seen being openly affectionate as they sat in a service at an L.A. church, September 21.)
[Images via x17online/Mail Online.]