Justin Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez spent the Independence Day weekend aboard a 155-foot yacht moored in the Sag Harbour Marina in New York, according to the New York Daily News. The celebrity couple accepted an invite to join music mogul Russell Simmons and politician Charlie Crist on the luxury vessel 'Inspiration'.
Bieber and Gomez were photographed frolicking on the back deck of the yacht at around 6pm on Friday evening (1st July 2011). Eyewitness William Coldwell, who was working on a nearby boat, said, "They were messing around. They showed affection, but it wasn't like they were groping each other". Coldwell also claimed that Bieber 'took off his shirt" and began, "playing patty-cake with Selena" A day earlier, the celebrity couple had dined at the exclusive Siam Inn Thai restaurant in New York's theatre district. A source revealed the duo chatted about the latest Transformers movie while enjoying Thai rolls and a number of rice dishes, adding, "All those little girls catching 'Wicked' at the Gershwin probably would have thrown their mothers off the balcony to get a glimpse if they'd known that Justin and Selena were just down the block".
Justin Bieber hit the headlines last week after being tackled to the ground by an undercover police officer during a promotional appearance at MACy's department store. The officer had reportedly sought to protect the 17-year-old star after the crowd became "unruly".