Justin Bieber’s tumultuous love life has hit the headlines more than once, but it was his rumoured hook-up with 36-year-old Kourtney Kardashian last year that caused the most drama.
Now, the ‘Sorry’ singer is finally addressing the subject in a new radio interview on The Bert Show, where he joked that he was being “used” by the mum-of-three.
“I’m being used, man. What can I say?” he quipped, in response to a headline that suggested Kourtney was trying to make ex-love Scott Disick jealous.
“Anything there?” the host asked, before Justin replied, “Nah, we’ll leave it at that.”
A short period of silence followed before the 21-year-old hastily added that he and the whole Kardashian family were long-time friends.
“No, no, but for real, she’s great. I’ve known [the family] for years,” he continued.
Talk of Justin and Kourtney’s fling first started heating up in October, when they were spotted leaving a California restaurant together. Later, on Instagram, Justin added more fuel to the rumours by posting a picture of himself and Kourtney wearing 3D glasses during an outing at Hollywood’s Universal Studios.
Of course, Justin’s current squeeze is none other than 19-year-old Hailey Baldwin, who has kept the pop star company on a blissful holiday in idyllic St Barts and Anguilla for the past week.
Justin has shared plenty of snaps from his getaway with fans on Instagram, and earlier this week, he seemed to confirm the new romance by posting a photo of himself locking lips with the blonde beauty.
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As for ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, Justin made it clear that the two are still on friendly terms, although it doesn’t sound like they’ll be getting back together any time soon.
“I just want her to be happy. I love [Selena]. We’re friends still,” he told host Bert Weiss.
“We needed time to grow for ourselves and we were like, ‘Maybe we’ll come back together in the future,’ and then it ended up being so long and we just grew apart and we’re not the same people anymore.”