updated 03/17/2011 AT 7:30 AM ET
•originally published 03/16/2011 AT 7:15 PM ET
On his CBS show Wednesday night, David Letterman asks Gomez if he can show the audience a photo her affectionate outing with Bieber at Vanity Fair’s Oscar party.
“Oh, that’s cute,” Gomez, 18, says as the Late Show audience lets out an “Awww!”
When asked point-blank if she’s dating Bieber, Gomez skirts the issue yet again. “It was like a little prom night, wasn’t it?” she says of that February evening. “Looked like it.”
Letterman presses for more details: “You guys look very happy there,” he says. “How long have you known him?”
“Uh, almost, like, two years now,” Gomez replies.
“Two years? Where did you meet?” Letterman asks. “People gotta meet somewhere, right?”
“Actually, his manager called my mom, who’s my manager,” Gomez says, to which Letterman jokes, “I heard he was your paper boy.”
Gomez replies, “I’m blushing!” and, under more questioning, says finally, “He’s been in my life for so long, and it’s just nice to have someone that understands what you’re going through.”
Well, that clears that up.