Gomez looks relaxed and comfortable as she puckers up to give Ronan a kiss on the cheek in the supercute shot. Her photogenic friend flashes a huge grin (clearly, he's not too worried about JB) and he has his arm tightly wrapped around the young star.
The frolicsome pic was snapped Monday night when the two celebrated Ronan's birthday together (he turned 25 on Dec. 19). Selena's pals Shannon Woodward and Katy Perry were also present for the "ugly sweater bday" where Ronan joked that the "Firework" singer "chaperoned" the event.
But that doesn't mean the 19-year-old starlet has moved on...just yet.
Justin and Selena were spotted hopping on a jet together Wednesday in Van Nuys, Calif., and the Biebs visited his on-again-off-again GF on the set of her new movie, Behaving Badly, last week.
That being said, Ronan has quite the prodigious (and remarkably mature) resume. He is a human rights activist, Rhodes scholar, Yale Law graduate (at age 21), freelance journalist and government official who served as a senior foreign policy official in the Obama administration (and he's pretty good-looking, too).
Word of advice, Biebs: Get a really good Xmas gift for your gal.