Justin Bieber has whisked Selena Gomez away from the goldfish bowl of Los Angeles to a romantic vacation in Saint Martin, an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km east of Puerto Rico.
News of the couple’s holiday comes after the “Believe” superstar posted a non-captioned, sweet photo of his girlfriend surrounded by roses to his Instagram on Thursday, just days before the lovebirds mark nearly two months of dating in their latest reunion.
(Photo: Roses aren’t the only view on show in Justin’s pic, which blurs all but one feature. Despite this, Selena’s Arabic script tattoo is visible.)
Rumors that Justin, 20, and Selena, 22, had gone on holiday sparked after a fan posted a tweet claiming friends of her family were staying next to the famous pair.
just found out family friends are casually living next to justin bieber and selena gomez for a week in St Martin!!! totally nbd!! whatever!!
— Haley Younkin (@haleyyounkin) September 25, 2014
My brother saw selena gomez and Justin beiber last night on Saint Martin
— 5SOS IS BOSS (@1989_polaroids) September 27, 2014
However, the jig was definitely up when a member of Bieber’s transport staff — Ocean Up reports it was a driver — Instagrammed a pic of Justin and Selena late Friday in a setting that clearly isn’t Los Angeles.
(Photo via Instagram: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez getting out and about on the island of Saint Martin.)
The coastal landscape shown behind the couple is virtually identical to the view seen in an Instagram Justin shared the same day.
Everyone’s favorite Canadian is pictured riding an ATV around St. Martin. Selena is not in the shot, but the “Slow Down” songstress may have taken the snap.
These island gems went up on Saturday:
The shot last is captioned: “I’ve been on this break for too long. #newmusic #back2work #vacationtimesup #longoverdue.”
It’s possible Jelena’s escape abroad is partly to enable Justin to recover from a cliff diving mishap which landed him with a perforated eardrum that may require surgery.
A frustrated-sounding Biebs tweeted about his accident on Wednesday, writing, “Busted my ear drum cliff diving. Doc says might need surgery now. Sucks.”
But it looks like he and Selena are having a laugh in St. Martin, going by a Vine uploaded by the Biebs’ fitness trainer Patrick Nilsson. It was posted after his client posted a similar skit, captioned “Battle to the death”, on Friday.
The clip shows the two males pretending to knock each other out, with Selena playing the “straight man” perfectly.
The pop princess is seen wearing a white, toweled dressing-gown as she creeps up on a camera, then sits on a sofa amid the “fighting” as if to say “boys will be boys.”
Over the last few weeks, media and fans’ speculation about Jelena went into overdrive as the pair were seen on a string of dates from July.
Two weekends ago — just after Justin confirmed he and Selena are dating in a deposition for a lawsuit — the couple hit Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. Maidana face-off.
E! reports a witness saw the duo “kissing and flirting” at Hollywood’s Lucky Strike bowling venue the next evening, where they celebrated the 20th birthday of Justin’s childhood pal Ryan Butler.
(Photo: Ryan’s girlfriend, Ashley Guindon, later tweeted a picture showing Selena looking lovingly at Justin, with Butler also in the frame.)
More recently, the lovebirds visited the Nobu Los Angeles restaurant last Friday (Sept. 19) with friends. They were seen later in an Instagram photo from the night.
(Photo: Despite reports claiming model Chantel Jeffries was at a dinner at the Nobu Los Angeles restaurant attended by Cody Simpson and Jelena last week, the girl seated in front of Simpson in the snap is not Jeffries but the model Kasey Osborne as her social media posts reveal.)
The following day, Justin and Selena were spotted at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights in Universal City.
On Sunday, they attended the Hillsong Church Los Angeles, where the actress-singer was snapped resting her head on her beau’s shoulder.
Roll to Monday, the pair went to the Drake Vs. Lil Wayne concert at L.A’s Hollywood Bowl, with each posting videos from inside the venue.
Now, Jelena’s continuing romance has taken them to the island of Saint Martin.
We wonder what the next round of Instagrams will reveal of their thoroughly modern love story, and how long it will take before the paparazzi find their hideaway?
[Images via Instagram]