Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez romance, fact or faked? Video

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez as a couple is not a far-fetched idea.

But Hollywood loves to construct faux romances to help careers and sometimes hide sexuality (Rock Hudson and Doris Day, Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Salem), but teen heartthrob Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, who’ve been downplaying rumors of a real romance, are playing up the PDA (public displays of affection) quotient:  kissing and cuddling on a yacht in St. Lucia.

The May-December romance (Bieber is two years younger than Gomez) has all the tabloids wagging that there might be fire where the smoke is.

“We just like to hang out. They shouldn’t be stopping us from going out to dinner and things like that,” Gomez told PEOPLE last month.

Bieber recently told MTV News of Gomez: “She’s really cool. She’s an amazing person.” But he added: “I gotta keep some things to myself.”

The two stars are at the top of their game for their age, and their fans are overreacting to the rumors with twitter death threats, though some are expressing good wishes.

Fake or real? You tell us.

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