Hailey Baldwin on Justin Bieber: "I love him"

U.S. model Hailey Baldwin poses on the red carpet during the MTV EMA awards at the Assago forum in Milan, October 25, 2015.

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Hailey Baldwin had nothing but praise for her longtime pal and rumored boyfriend, Justin Bieber, when she spoke with ET, and she even dropped the L-word!

"He's really funny. We have a good time together," Baldwin told ET's Carly Steel at the annual amfAR Gala in New York City on Wednesday. "He's just really sweet. He's a good kid, he has a good heart and I love him."

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Her statement mirrors comments Bieber recently made in an interview with GQ magazine where he described Baldwin as "someone I really love."

Rumors the pair were romantically involved began to circle in December when the 21-year-old "Sorry" singer brought the 19-year-old model along for a family vacation and later Instagrammed a pic of the two of them locking lips.

Although neither of them have officially confirmed that they are an item, it appears that Justin's already cleared one major hurdle of every burgeoning relationship: getting on your girlfriend's parents' good side.

"Both my parents like him a lot," said Baldwin, who is the daughter of Stephen and Kennya Baldwin.

While Valentine's Day is right around the corner, Baldwin said she wasn't expecting a grand romantic gesture and didn't offer any hints on whether she would be spending it with Bieber, only saying, "I just want food."

For more on the rumored couple's close connection, check out the video below.

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