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She’s not talking at length on the subject, but Selena Gomez admits the past few weeks have been difficult for her and boyfriend Justin Bieber, who’s been the target of a fan’s paternity lawsuit.
“What a crazy last two weeks it’s been in the news,” Ellen DeGeneres says to Gomez, 19, in an interview airing Thursday on her talk show. “To say the least,” Gomez replies.
“It’s not easy” dealing with salacious rumors, Gomez says, but she and Bieber, 17, have been managing.
“You’ve been all right?” DeGeneres asks. “I have been, yeah,” she replies.