Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez cuddle up in St. Lucia: Will the Biebettes approve?

bieber-gomez-st-lucia.jpg2010 ended on a sad note for romance as droves of celeb couples called it quits, but things are already looking up. Two of your favorite teen pop-tarts, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, were spotted by OceanUp getting awfully cozy over the New Year's Day holiday weekend.

New photos reveal bathing-suit clad 16-year-old Bieb and 18-year-old Selena cuddling as they catch a few rays in St. Lucia. There's even a shot of him going in for the kiss, and... maybe copping a feel as they walk back into their beach house.

Hmm. These crazy kids insist they're just BFFs, but we're inclined to believe otherwise. Could Bieber and Selena be the new Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens? (Who were clearly the new Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears... and the beat goes on.)

If they are together, she's a lucky girl. Who wouldn't want a boyfriend who tweets things like "all girls should feel beautiful. a real man knows to treat a lady like a queen. ur happiness comes from theirs. step up fellas. ." Awww.

They were joined on the vacation by Ryan Butler, Justin's other best friend. Boys will be boys - Justin tweeted a video below of Ryan enjoying a nice relaxing nap, until Justin slapped him out of it. BFFs til the end, clearly!

              

What do you think, Zappers? Have Bieb and our fave Wizard of Waverly place crossed the friend threshold? Do you think the Biebettes will approve?

Photo/Video credit: OceanUp