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Justin Bieber praises 'amazing' Selena

Justin Bieber thinks Selena Gomez is "amazing".

The 17-year-old singer began dating the Disney starlet last year and while they refused to confirm their romance for months, Justin says he's smitten with Selena as she makes him "really happy".

He said: "Selena is ... ah ... she's amazing. She makes me really happy."

When a TV host in Taiwan said, "She makes us all very happy. So, she's a great woman," a grinning Justin replied: "Yeah."

As well as Justin gushing about Selena, the former 'Wizards of Waverly Place' actress recently opened up about their relationship saying she was glad to have found someone who could understand the pressures of a career in the limelight.

She said: "I'm blushing! He's been in my life for so long and it's just nice to have someone that understands what you're going through."

However, life hasn't always been so easy for the pair as Selena recently admitted she was "hurt" by Justin's fans who openly criticised her through social networking site twitter.

She explained: "It's hard. It hurts, it really does. I don't feel like I'm doing anything wrong. I've been best friends with him for a very long time. It does hurt my feelings a lot but I try not to focus on it. I have a strong family and great fans."