Lorde, James Lowe

Evan Tetreault/www.instagram.com/evantetreault

Love is in the air!

Lorde can be seen cozying up to her boyfriend James Lowe in an adorable Instagram photo from user Evan Tetreault, which was snapped in January in their native New Zealand.

The multiple Grammy winner and her beau are casually dressed as they sit close together on a couch. The "Royals" crooner is beaming as she smiles lovingly at her main man.

A source tells E! News exclusively that the 17-year-old singing sensation and the 24-year-old photographer are "a really cute couple" and "really pleasant together."

The source adds that the couple met through mutual friends.

Lorde, who often posts pictures of Lowe on her Instagram account, confirmed their romance in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, which hit newsstands on Jan. 17.

The pair was first photographed showing some signs of PDA in November. Lorde, who was clad in a colorful bikini, wrapped her arms around Lowe as they took a dip in the ocean.

The couple endured some brutal cyber-bullying after those photos made headlines (Lowe was criticized for his appearance), and the young star admitted the comments took their toll.

Intellectually, she's aware the commenters are "the type of people who use the word 'f----t' as an insult," but she admitted she's "not completely impervious to insult."

"I'm a human being," the brunette beauty added.

—Additional reporting by Micah Schure

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