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Selena Gomez’s On-Screen Mom Approves Of Selena's New BF, Justin Bieber!

Tue, February 8, 2011 10:00am EDT by 10 Comments, Getty Images, Getty Images, Getty Images

Selena Gomez’s Wizards of Waverly Place mom describes the relationship as “a budding romance” and calls Justin “a nice young man!” That’s what we think too!

Selena Gomez is one lucky girl – not only is she dating Justin Bieber, but her on-screen mom loves him tooMaria Canals-Barerra, who plays her mother on Wizards of Waverly Place, tells E! that she has met the teen superstar and totally understands why Selena has “Bieber Fever.”

“He’s very sweet. I’ve met him a few times,” Maria said. “They probably have a lot in common because they come from a regular life and were discovered young to have special talent and passion for singing and acting. And they became superstars at a very young age, both of them. And I think they have the goods.”

Maria believes that both stars have the talent to back their superstar status. “Some people are kind of like pushed into this business. I don’t think they were pushed in the business. They were genuinely discovered based on real talent,” she explained.

However, Maria thinks the glare of the spotlight could make the romance more challenging for the young couple. She says, “I can’t imagine how difficult it would be for two superstars like that to actually have a budding romance, but I wish them the very best.”

Justin and Selena seem to be making it work — between vacationing in the Caribbean, going to the movies, and hanging out at the Santa Monica pier.

And don’t rule out a possible guest appearance by Justin on upcoming episode of Wizards of Waverly Place. Maria says, “There hasn’t been any official word on that but that would be a fantastic idea.”

Now that sounds like a can’t-miss episode!

-Stephanie Wenger

Click here to read more about Justin & Selena’s Date at the Santa Monica Pier

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