Singer Selena Gomez performs onstage at the 3rd Annual "Concert for Hope" presented by Staples at the Gibson Amphitheatre on March 20, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber made their first public appearance as a couple on Oscar night a few weeks ago, and now the starlet has had to do a bit of back peddling about their relationship -- especially since in past interviews she said the Bieb was like her brother!
Selena Gomez and the Bieb (Getty)
Selena was on the Ellen Degeneres Show today and was teased about her secret boyfriend when Ellen played a clip of her comments about him from the past. The Disney starlet was seen saying in defense of the romance rumors a while back (via Us magazine): "He's like my little brother. That's weird to me."
When Ellen turned to her for an explanation, Selena was pretty defenseless. She said: "Don't take me to jail! I don't know! I don't know." Poor girl!
The talk show host continued: "Now you've made [the relationship] public," DeGeneres pointed out. "[You've] made me a fool."
"No, I really didn't...He's just sweet!" was Selena's response.
Of course, Ellen had to keeping poking fun at the starlet: "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!" she said.
Selena simply replied: "I didn't lie to you. I didn't though. I'll say that."
"No, you didn't blatantly lie," DeGeneres said. "[But] a little brother is not someone you want to date."
"Well, no," Gomez replied. "That would be weird."See more Selena Gomez pics here: