On Jan. 23, Chantel Jeffries’ life changed forever.
She was the passenger in Justin Bieber’s car when the 19-year-old singer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
Immediately, rumors began to fly about whether the Biebz and the 21-year-old model were dating—and for the first time, she’s breaking her silence about their relationship.
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“We’re friends,” she told E! News. When asked whether she kissed or shared a bed with the pop star, she added, “Do you kiss your friends? Do you sleep in the same bed as your friends?”
She insists that the rumors about their relationship are simply “misconceptions”—which seem to follow JB. She also took the chance to clear up some “misconceptions” about herself.
“I never went to jail. I was never convicted of any crimes,” she explained.
She also denied accusations of being a “gold-digger,” who hung around Justin for his fame and fortune, hoping to gain some for herself, instead asserting that she’s a “goal-digger.”
“I have my own goals and I focus on those,” Chantel said. “I’m a strong independent woman.”
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While Chantel is doing her own thing and staying out of trouble, it would seem Justin still manages to hang out with a difficult—and even the people there to keep him in line have problems!
On Feb. 25, one of Justin’s security guards and a driver were arrested for allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer in a suburb in Atlanta.
Meanwhile, Justin continues to work out his own legal issues.
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The “Boyfriend” singer reportedly rejected a plea deal that stipulated he complete 40 hours of community service, attend alcohol ed class, attend a “victim panel” and comply with random drug tests.
As a result, Justin is headed to court. If trial doesn’t go as planned, he could face up to two-and-a-half years in jail.