I love Justin Bieber: Selena Gomez

Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 15:47 PM IST

Los Angeles: Singer-actress Selena Gomez, who is rumoured to be dating teen sensation Justin Bieber, has said she loves him but fails to understand why people are so interested in their relationship.

Without confirming the romance rumours, the 18-year-old star claimed to be a "friend" to the `Baby` hitmaker, reported Access Hollywood.

"I love him. He`s been in my life a very long time. He`s my friend," said Gomez.

However, the Disney star said she can`t fathom why people are so interested in their relationship.

"I think it`s awesome people are interested ? I don`t understand why," she added.
Last week, Bieber spoke briefly about his love life on `The Billy Bush Show` .

"Are you a single man? Are you a dating man?" Billy asked Bieber.

"I`m dating? I date a lot of different people. I`m 16, so I just have fun," replied Bieber.

PTI