Billboard Staff
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez may have more trouble convincing fans that they’re not dating, now that photos appearing to show the teen idols getting intimate in the Caribbean have leaked online.

Images of Bieber, 16, and Gomez, 18, apparently kissing and embracing on a private yacht in St. Lucia surfaced on the web forum Anything Disney over the weekend. The two sport bathing suits in the photos, and in one shot, Bieber is seen with his hand on Gomez’s backside.

Are Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Dating?

Bieber and Gomez have been spotted together frequently in recent weeks, at everyting from an IHOP date in Philadelphia to hanging out on Bieber’s tour bus in Miami. Last week, a photo allegedly capturing the two kissing surfaced online but was shot down as a fake by Bieber’s representative.

Despite all the speculation, the two have stayed mum on whether or not they’re dating. When asked by MTV about his rumored romance with the “Wizards of Waverly Place” star in late December, Bieber described Gomez as “an amazing person,” adding, “I think that people are always gonna be interested in my personal life…but I gotta keep some things to myself. I’m just having fun being a teenager.”