Justin Bieber spotted `kissing` young singer in car

Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 08:43 AM IST

Los Angeles: Teen singing sensation Justin Bieber has fuelled rumours he is dating Jasmine Villegas after they were snapped cuddling in the back seat of a car.

The `Baby` hitmaker has made a point of proclaiming he is unattached following reports he rekindled his romance with childhood sweetheart Caitlin Beadles over the summer.

"I`m single. I`m kind of looking, but I`m kind of trying to stay single," Bieber said earlier this month.

But now the 16-year-old singer appears to have found romance with R&B singer Villegas, who is currently performing on his tour and appeared as his love interest in his `Baby` video, reported TMZ.

Bieber was spotted leaning forward towards Villegas in the back seat of a car as they drove through Venice, California earlier this month, and the pictures purportedly show the pair enjoying a kiss.

The teen stars have previously dismissed speculation they are a couple, insisting they`re just "really cool friends".