Recently Selena Gomez, girlfriend of pop sensation Justin Bieber, stopped by the “Late Show with David Letterman,” where she was grilled by the late night talk show host about her highly publicized relationship with the teen dream.

At one point Dave asked the 18-year-old singer “So you’re dating? Not dating?”, to which a very poised Selena responded:

“He’s been in my life for so long, and it’s just nice to have someone who understands what you’re going through,”

Watch Selena’s one-on-one with Dave below: