Justin Bieber Still Thinks Selena Gomez is ‘Beautiful’

Jelena's First Kiss
Justin Bieber describes his first smooch with Selena Gomez.
As the saying goes, you never really forget your first love…

Or at least that’s the case with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

While the couple may have split again for the umpteenth and the Biebs appears to be thoroughly enjoying his single days–continuously switching off between models–it looks like he will truly always have something special in his heart for SelGo.

The “Baby” crooner was out and about in Los Angeles earlier this week, dressed in white-on-white with some red and blue sneakers, and seemed to be in good spirits as he was willing to answer a few questions from the normally pesky paparazzi.

One pap brought up birthday girl Selena Gomez who has allegedly started dating someone new.  He asked, “Is [Selena] still your friend?”

Bieber responded without hesitation, “She’s beautiful.”

So even though the newly turned 22-year-old may have moved on from her controversial ex, it looks like there’s no bad blood when it comes to Bieber.

Selena has spent the last couple of days celebrating her birthday in St. Tropez with her new man, Cara Delevingne and a few friends.  Last night, she was spotted heading to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Foundation Gala when she almost flashed the paps her lady bits–just another snafu amongst a long list of fashion mishaps for the young songstress lately.

Meanwhile, Bieber posted 11 videos to Instagram last night, which reportedly teased an upcoming new album.

If you’re feeling nostalgic over the Jelena days, launch the gallery above to see some of their post PDA-filled moments.