Selena Gomez admits that dealing with paternity issue claims hurled against her boyfriend Justin Bieber have been "not easy."
The 19-year-old actress—who has been dating the teen singing sensation since March—explained that while the situation has been difficult, they are doing their best to cope.
Asked by chat show host Ellen DeGeneres whether she was alright in the wake of the outlandish allegations, Selena said: "I have been, yeah. It’s not easy to deal with."
Despite the pressure Justin has been under, the Monte Carlo star insists they’re still having fun.
She has been teasing him in recent weeks about his penchant for wearing baggy pants, and doesn’t seem to understand his obsession with low-slung trousers.
When Ellen asked whether Selena could mention something to her boyfriend about his choice of pants, she said: "I’ve told him! I don’t get it. He just laughs at me."
It’s been a stressful few weeks for Justin and Selena after 20-year-old Mariah Yeater claimed the singer was the father of her four-month-old son.
While she has since dropped the paternity lawsuit—which the 17-year-old star vehemently denies—Mariah’s new lawyer says she intends to pursue the matter out of court.
Jeffery M. Leving told Chicago’s WGN-TV: "This matter is not over. Negotiations are going on right now with Bieber’s counsel. There’s a new legal team in place.
"Mariah believes Justin Bieber is the father. We’re trying to secure a private DNA test, because this case is out of control."