Justin Bieber's rumored girlfriend Chantel Jeffries recently spoke out in her first TV interview and contrary to reports, the pair is not dating.
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The model, 19, has been linked to Bieber, 19, in the press since his Jan. 23 arrest in Miami, however, she insists they are just friends. The pop star was arrested on suspicion of DUI and drag racing after a night out with Jeffries and the pair have been photographed together on various occasions since the incident.
"I didn't date Justin," Jeffries told E! News' Terrence J.
Jeffries has been subject to intense media scrutiny since being thrust into the spotlight and some critics have questioned whether she is a "gold digger" on social networking sites. The self-described student was quick to address these criticisms.
"Oh my gosh. If anything, you could say I'm a GOAL digger. I have my own goals and I'm focused on those," she insisted.
Last month various media outlets claimed to have uncovered Jeffries' criminal past before releasing a mug shot photo dating back to 2011. One media outlet claimed the model was once arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in addition to traffic violations, including reckless driving.
"I do not have multiple arrests, I've never been to jail or been charged," she said firmly adding that majority of tabloid rumors are based on "misconceptions" about her relationship with Bieber.
When asked about Bieber's entourage and their alleged inability to say "no" to the singer, Jeffries insisted "that's not true" but later said it wasn't "her place to say."
"I'm not around all the time. In the past, I don't know what's happened with him, and it's not my place to say anything," she explained.
Jeffries' revelation is likely to please Bieber's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who was reportedly crushed over romance reports. The former Disney star dated the "Heartbreaker" singer for three years before they split last year and she is reportedly still in love with him.
"She hates that she is with him and thinks it should be her," a source told HollywoodLife.com of how Gomez feels about Jeffries. "But she knows Justin is steering the ship and instead of Selena being along for the ride, it's Chantel."