Justin Bieber Cozies Up In Model Ashley Moore’s Lap At Los Angeles Basketball Game

Justin Bieber has a lot going on these days, but on Friday, he took some time to relax with model Ashley Moore and a few friends at a basketball game.

The 21-year-old superstar was spotted enjoying tactile fun with Ashley, who is signed to the Nous Modelling Agency in Los Angeles, in their private suite at the Staples Center in L.A. with pals, while watching the Washington Wizards play the Los Angeles Clippers.

Pictures show the casually dressed Canadian sitting on the also 21-year-old model’s lap at times throughout the game.

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(Photo: Justin Bieber and Ashley Moore looked at ease as the enjoyed the game on Friday)

At one point, Justin affectionately touched Ashley’s hair and the pair were snapped staring at each other.

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(Photo: Are the crooner and Ashley loved-up or just on very friendly terms)

In one shot, Justin wrapped his arms around the Pre-Raphaelite haired beauty and kissed her forehead while he continued to sit on her lap.

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(Photo: The Biebs was clearly comfortable with Ashley in the suite at the Los Angeles Clippers Vs Washington Wizards game)

Despite the rumor mill’s tendency to proclaim the “Where Are U Now” singer is dating any model he either stands next to (see Lira Galore), hangs with (see Hailey Baldwin, who has denied they are dating), is seen with (see Yovanna Ventura), or plays volleyball with (see Kendall Jenner) — it’s not yet known whether Ashley and Justin are romancing or just very touchy-feely friends.

The two were first seen together with pals, including rapper Lil Twist on the Fourth of July 2013. Then, on a lunch date in Beverly Hills one month later.

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(Photo: "Ash I see u in ur #Calvin's" – Justin captioned an Instagram pic Ashley in July 2014 for her 21st birthday The singer has also posted other pics of the model to his account)

The model was seen leaving the Four Seasons Beverly Hills hotel, where Justin stayed for a few weeks last May. The pair went shopping in the same area last October, shortly after the hitmaker split up with on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Selena is now supposedly dating German EDM DJ Zedd, and recently told Radio Disney’s “The Alli Simpson Show” that the “Clarity” producer has “got really beautiful eyes, and he’s very sweet and funny.”

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(Photo: "super cute @ashley_moore_ Proud of you :)," the singer wrote by another snap of the model last year)

The singer’s group at the basketball game also included, famed dance choreographer Nick DeMoura, Shots selfie app co-CEO John Shahidi, director Ryan Butler, singer-songwriter Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and the viners Christian Delgrosso, King Bach, Curtis Lepore, and Rudy Mancuso.

“In the suite at the @laclippers game thanks to @hydestaples,” the Biebs tweeted together with a photo of himself and DeMoura at the game.

Inevitably, after the basketball game pic surfaced, an immature contingent of Bieber’s fans posted offensive, and even racist, tweets to Moore’s social media accounts or their own.

justin can hang out with kendall, hailey, barbara but he decides to be with a chinese chopstick

— andy (@BIEBERSPHOENIX) March 21, 2015

i am….DISGUSTED pic.twitter.com/PaYsmVDCtZ

— andy (@BIEBERSPHOENIX) March 21, 2015

stay away from justin and stay in your lane, you monkey @AshleyMooreM

— Novi (@itsprincessnovi) March 21, 2015

“Who the hell would ship justin and ashley? justin isn’t a banana to be ship to a monkey,” @biebsxdallas wrote Saturday.

Online chatter reveals some fans also tweeted the singer, reminding him that Ashley once shared a now deleted tweet, in which she called Justin “irrelevant.”

Out of the overwrought chatter, some Twitter users expressed maturer perspectives about the Biebs’ personal life.

One such fan tweeted the following impassioned message [Note: Contains profanity].

[Images via GC Images/Noel Vasquez]