When Ryan Seacrest asked Bieber on his KIIS-FM radio show Monday what he should say to people who have seen video or photos of Bieber, 16 and Gomez, 18, getting cozy, Bieber didn’t hesitate.
"Just tell 'em that she's, like, one of my best friends," he said enthusiastically.
Seacrest didn't push, but did ask what movie they saw during a recent movie date in Burbank, Calif.
"We saw No Strings Attached," Bieber said.
"That's what I need right there," Seacrest joked, referring to the pair's choice of movie, which follows a couple – played by Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher – who try to remain just friends with certain other benefits.