Bieber and Gomez 'cuddle' up

Justin Bieber cuddled up to Selena Gomez half-naked on Friday night.

The Beauty and a Beat singer - who was dumped by the 20-year-old brunette beauty in December after two tumultuous years together - confirmed he is her "babe" again and posted a new picture on his Instagram profile of the actress sulking as she snuggled into his bare back while he worked on his laptop with the caption: "'You've been makin music for too long babe come cuddle' - her (sic)."

The 19-year-old star first hinted he and Selena were officially back together when he briefly posted an uncaptioned new photo of them together last week after she flew to Norway to see him on tour, where they were spotted kissing, but he quickly deleted it.

Justin made the intimate photos public despite Selena's recent claims that she wants to lead a more private life.

The Come & Get It singer said: "I think I've actually given enough of myself, if that makes sense.

"I feel within my music, and even how I handle myself in interviews, people think they know, but they really actually don't ... In a way, I like to keep myself a little bit private, but at the same time people do assume things."

Selena also declined to be drawn on romance and insisted she wants to focus on having fun.

She said: "I'm in my 20s. I want to have fun. I want to enjoy my life and not have to worry about every single thing."

The duo broke up shortly after holidaying in Mexico where they had planned to ring in the New Year together but got into a huge argument on December 30 after she allegedly found text messages from other girls on his phone.

Pals recently insisted that despite their on/off relationship, the pair can't stay away from each other and have an intense connection.

- BANG! Showbiz

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