ALERT: Justin Bieber’s new romance has at last hit Instagram proportions

As Bieber Fever remains a totally and real thing no matter how many times we try to deny the ~swaggy~ kid our adoration (after all, he has made some *huge* missteps throughout his career), we were all abuzz when we found out that Justin Bieber’s new romance has reached new heights. Because his relationship with with Sofia Richie official, as in Instagram official, about as official as things get in a world where updating your Facebook relationship status is basically dead. Ooh la la.

The stylish duo landed in Japan to prep for Bieber’s world tour for Purpose World Tour, and, in true ~millenial~ fashion, started posting photos of each other.

Most notably, he posted a series of six photos back-to-back and took a second to defend Sofia against haters.

“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand,” Bieber wrote. “If you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”

Here are a few of our fave shots of the duo.

Is that a smile, Bieber? It sure looks like the tiniest of smirks.

Aw, aw, aw.

Justin Bieber posted this super edgy black and white selfie.

They really are too cool.

Sofia posted this surprisingly normal shot of them coupled up.

Hello, fall style goals.

And this silly shot is probably a fave.

He looks so relaxed, and so happy. She’s still a picture of cool, but we hope her heart is warm and fuzzy on the inside.

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