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11/17/2011 10:36 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Selena Gomez Is Coping With Justin Bieber Baby Situation (VIDEO)

Millions of girls around the world are dying to be Justin Bieber's girlfriend, but for the last few weeks it's been a tough role to play -- just ask Selena Gomez.

The 19-year-old singer and star of "Wizards of Waverly Place" appeared reserved on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" when acknowledging the drama stemming from a California woman's claims that Bieber fathered her child.

"And I have to asked before we talk about anything else, what a crazy two weeks it's been in the news," DeGeneres remarked to Gomez.

"To say the least," Gomez agreed. "I have been [alright]."

Now that the lawsuit against Bieber has been withdrawn from the courts, Gomez admitted that it was good to have everything out in the open since it wasn't easy to deal with.

Since news of the lawsuit broke a few weeks ago, Selena and Justin had been plagued by breakup rumors, which their reps were quick to deny and ensured a united front to deal with the situation.

Earlier this week Bieber's accuser, Mariah Yeater, dropped the lawsuit, although her lawyer said they still plan to pursue private negotiations and oversee a DNA test to establish paternity.

It's doubtful any negotiations will actually take place given that TMZ uncovered text messages between Yeater and an unnamed source begging and bribing him to erase a text where Yeater's mother says someone other than Bieber is the baby's father.

These messages had already been shared with Bieber's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, who told TMZ, "This information proves Mariah Yeater fabricated the story. Our independent investigation indicates Ms. Yeater never met Justin, she has consistently identified another man as the child's father, and Ms. Yeater and her co-conspirators hatched this scheme in order to extort money from him and sell her story to the media."

Justin and Selena have survived their first scandal, but will they stand the test of time unlike the last pop star power couple:

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