Selena Gomez Refers to Justin Bieber as ‘Family’

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

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updated 02/11/2011 AT 2:30 PM ET

originally published 02/13/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET

Just a slip of the tongue? Or wishful thinking?

Asked Thursday if she would collaborate musically with rumored boyfriend Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez referred to the 16-year-old pop sensation as “family.”

“I always say I don’t want to mix in family with work,” she told PEOPLE on set for the taping of the 100th episode of Wizards of Waverly Place.

But it doesn’t sound like Gomez, 18, is ruling out a duet just yet.


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