Justin Bieber posts intimate Selena Gomez photo online

JUSTIN BIEBER has proved his on/off romance with SELENA GOMEZ is heating up again by posting a topless photo of himself in an embrace with his girlfriend.

The black-and-white image, posted to the Boyfriend hitmaker's Instagram.com page on Friday (26Apr13), was quickly taken down minutes later, but not before the snap was circulated online.

The photo shows a shirtless Bieber working hard on his laptop as Gomez hugs him from behind and pouts at the camera, while his caption reads, "'You've been makin (sic) music for too long babe come cuddle' - her."

The young couple sparked rumors of a reunion earlier this month (Apr13) after Gomez jetted to Oslo, Norway to visit the pop sensation on tour. They split late last year (12) but are reportedly giving their relationship another chance.