The “Most Girls” singer — who was reported to be dating the Biebs after photos of them Face Timing surfaced last month and they were seen together on Monday — confirmed that she’s not dating the “Love Yourself” singer.
Since their initial breakup back in late 2012, Bieber’s career hit some major bumps in the road.
He spazzed out on a photographer while on a tour stop in London last year, got fined for spray painting a building, was arrested in Miami for a DUI, and caught on multiple leaked videos using the racial slurs as a joke.
The story quickly spread, as a match-up of two of young Hollywood's inner sanctum was bound to do, but in a twist, the truth got in the way of a good scoop: Steinfeld and Bieber are just friends. We've been friends for years." Indeed, if Steinfeld's words weren't confirmation enough, it seems that little about the initial rumor holds true.
Steinfeld avowed the platonic nature of their connection herself on Thursday, stopping by Sirius XM Hits 1's "Morning Mash Up." Asked if she was seeing Bieber, Steinfeld insisted, "I am not." The actress also got real about the oddity of suddenly being romantically linked to someone you've associated with forever, saying, "It's crazy. Beyond Steinfeld's own testament that her and Bieber's friendship is nothing new, she and Bieber couldn't have met through their church last month, because, as Gossip Cop reports, Steinfeld doesn't even attend the church in question.
Of course, Bieber is no stranger to dating rumors running rampant, no matter how implausible.