Are Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, who have been linked romantically by various rumors in recent months, dating for real this time?
That's the subject of a new tabloid report ...
Very close. And getting closer still.
Case in point? Bieber has been pushing his new single “What Do You Mean,” and counting down the days until its release on Instagram.
Grande jumped on the bandwagon and posted her own picture marking the number of days to go ... and says she's already heard it.
"Yes I have heard it and yes it is fantastic," she said, implying she and Bieber have been hanging out or even collaborating on the tune.
A bit of a stretch to assume he's dating Grande based on this? Oh yes, but they are both single and entering a new phase of their lives.
Bieber is trying to rebuild his image and getting involved with a pretty, young and wildly popular singer would only boost his popularity.
After breaking up with Sean, licking donuts and hating America, Ari's new rebellious streak is in full effect, and he's still kind of a "bad boy."
In a manner of speaking, anyway.
What do you think? Are these two hooking up on the sly and if so, would they make a cute couple or an absolutely disastrous duo?
Hit the comments to discuss!