By now we all know that Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber were hanging out together in The Bahamas for an Elle Magazine photo shoot -- and not because they were involved in some sort of romantic tryst (thank heavens).
But from the looks of the (gorgeous!) photos, it seems like the editors want us to think there's some hanky panky going on between the two.
Kim K. revealed the theme of the shoot yesterday on her site: It's "The Graduate." As if we couldn't deduce that on our own...
In the photos, Kim poses as (a ridiculously hot) Mrs. Robinson to The Biebs' Benjamin Braddock. The scenes show the pair in a variety of romantic situations -- holding hands in the ocean, Justin photographing Kim in her lingerie, and them texting together on the beach.
But no matter how disappointing this may be for Justin to hear, the shots are far from sexual. As Kim explains in her behind-the-scenes Elle interview:
I don't get how people would think that's, like, serious. Sorry, Biebs!
It remains to be seen, however, whether the photos will trigger a second round of hysteria and death threats from Justin's jealous fans, who might be slow to comprehend Elle's clever little ruse.
What do you think of the Kim Kardashian-Justin Bieber photos?
Image via Elle