10/11/2011 09:27 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Justin Bieber Is 'In Love' With Selena Gomez, Talks Marriage And Kids

It's no secret that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are infatuated with each other, and the teenage superstar recently opened up about what that future has in store for him and his girlfriend -- including marriage and kids.

"Everybody can see [Gomez] is hot and that’s great, but there is so much more to her than that," Bieber, 17, told New! magazine when asked what he loves about Gomez. "She makes me laugh and she puts up with my practical jokes. She has really strong family values as well."

The singer, who admits he spends most nights hotels thanks to his busy schedule, was recently in South America, where it was reported that he and Gomez, 19, shared a $2,900 hotel room in Brazil.

Things look like they're getting serious, especially since Bieber told New! that he'd love to tie the knot sooner than later -- a notion he's been talking about a lot lately.

"I can’t tell you when, but I don’t want it to be when I’m old," he said when asked about marriage. "In this industry, people can put things like marriage and kids off until later on, but these are the things that are more important."

So, should we expect Bieber babies in the next few years? According to the singer, it's not out of the question.

"I really would love to be a young dad, and even if I have my first kid at 25, that still gives me lots of time to concentrate on my career," he said.

So, is this real love between Bieber and Gomez?

"I wouldn’t be with somebody if I wasn’t in love," Bieber replied.

We don't doubt him -- especially after that private "Titanic" screening he pulled together for Gomez last month.

For more of Bieber's interview, including his take on the Beckhams and Cheryl Cole, head over to New! magazine.