March 22nd, 2011
04:32 PM ET
Justin Bieber is slightly younger than his reported girlfriend, Selena Gomez, but that doesn't mean she views him as her little brother.
Visiting the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, the 18-year-old Disney actress backtracked on prior remarks she'd made about the 17-year-old singer the last time she was on the show.
“He’s little," Gomez previously told DeGeneres about rumors that she was dating the teen sensation. "He’s like my little brother. That’s weird to me.”
But on Tuesday Gomez was singing a different tune.
"He’s like your little brother?" DeGeneres asked, to which Gomez responded, "Great thing to say, huh?"
The pair then exchanged quips with Gomez saying Bieber is "sweet."
"He is," DeGeneres said. "He’s sweet as can be. But he’s not like your little brother, is he? No, he’s not. And he’s a fantastic guy. You can’t try to hide that forever. I know you all were sneaking around but that’s crazy. You’re both huge stars and you can’t hide from us. "
"I didn’t lie to you," Gomez said. "I didn’t though. I’ll say that. "
"No, you didn’t blatantly lie," DeGeneres responded. "A little brother is not someone you want to date. "
"Well, no," Gomez said. "That would be weird. "
DeGeneres later gifted Gomez with a pillow bearing the Biebs' image.
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