Selena Gomez explains: Justin is more than a “little brother”

Indeed, the outspoken host is back on the past statements about Selena and Justin Bieber.

“He’s little. He’s like my little brother,” Gomez, 18, said about Bieber, who turned 17 on March 1, back in September when Ellen asked what exactly was going on between them.

When Selena returned to the show on Tuesday, Ellen asked again: “He’s like your little brother? … What do you have to say now?”

“I don’t know. I don’t know,” the singer replied.

“Well,” DeGeneres insisted, “you were trying to hide it still, right? But now you’ve made it public. You went to the Vanity Fair [Oscar night] party [together] and made me a fool.”

The actress, visibly embarrassed, then said: “No, I really didn’t.”

“Yes, you did!!” counters DeGeneres .

“I promise you, I didn’t,” insists Gomez. “He’s just sweet.”

To comfort Selena (Justin is currently touring in Europe), the presenter offered her a very special gift: a pillow with the face of the Canadian boy printed on it.

Photo: Ellen DeGeneres / WB