As the romance rumors continue to plague Hailey Bieber and Justin Bieber, the 18-year-old model has shut down the reports...again. 

E! News caught up with Stephen Baldwin's daughter on Tuesday night at the amFAR gala in NYC, where the blond beauty insisted she and the Biebs, who have been spotted on numerous outings together, are simply BFFs. 

"We're just friends. I've known him for a very long time, since I was about 13," Baldwin said. "He's just going through a time in his life where he's transitioning in a really positive way and he needs good people around him. And I'm trying to be a good friend and be there for him and support him."

VIDEO: Hailey Baldwin talks Bieber dating rumors (again)

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This certainly isn't the first time the young stunner has addressed the dating rumors. She has repeatedly stated that she and the "Beauty and a Beat" singer are just friends—and nothing more. 

Still, Baldwin can't seem to put a stop to the reports, although she does her best to ignore the backlash. "But any male in his place, any girl that's around him they automatically assume," Alec Baldwin's niece continued. "That's the world we live in. I'm just trying to be there for him and support him as a friend." 

Earlier today, both Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, as well as close pal Kendall Jenner, attended Kanye West's Adidas runway show at New York Fashion Week. Although the trio was not seated together, Hailey and Kendall were able to log some girl time at the gala, where, according to an eyewitness, the besties were inseparable and "spent the entire night together." 

—Reporting by James Chairman

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