Selena Gomez has received a number of death threats from jealous fans of her boyfriend Justin Bieber.
The actress sparked outrage amongst fanatic Bieber admirers when pictures of her emerged larking about on holiday with the teen sensation.
The loved-up couple are currently on a romantic break in Maui, Hawaii, and have been spotted kissing and cuddling on the beach.
Selena, who at 18 is one year older than her 17-year-old beau, had to face bizarre and aggressive verbal attacks on social networking site Twitter.
"Stay away from Justin paedophile," one angry fan wrote, while another added: "I'm gonna kill ya in the night underneath your smell bed."
A third posted " Selena Gomez is dangerously close to a long, slow painful death."
A Facebook group named 'I hate Selena Gomez cuz she is dating my man' attracted thousands of members and also features numerous derogatory messages about the star.
Justin Bieber's fans are renowned for being passionate and loyal to their idol and his many devoted followers around the world helped him being named as the third most powerful entertainer in the world recently.