Justin Bieber has dismissed reports his relationship with Selena Gomez is on the rocks.
The 18-year old Baby singer sits down with Oprah Winfrey for a forthcoming episode of her US television series Next Chapter.
In a preview clip from the show that aired on US breakfast programme Good Morning America on Thursday, Oprah asks Justin if he finds it difficult dating in the spotlight.
"We just sometimes… we gotta take back exits,” he said, adding, “I never make (Selena) separate from me because I don’t want her to ever feel like I’m ashamed of her. Because I feel like a lot of guys do that, especially in the business."
The Canadian hitmaker said he’s seen other men use fame as an excuse to hide a relationship. And he doesn’t want to follow in their footsteps.
"They don’t want to be seen with the girl, so they’ll make them ride in separate cars,” he explained. “They’ll do that ‘get away’ stuff.”
Quieting reports he’s on the outs with the 20-year-old pop princess, he continued: “(Selena and I) get away where… you know… getting away together.”
Next Chapter with Justin Bieber will air in the US on November 25.