Baby, baby, baby noooo way!  Justin Bieber recently became the father of his new puppy, Baylor, with girlfriend, singer and actress Selena Gomez, but he denies all accusations that he fathered the (human) child of Mariah Yeater.  The 20-year-old Californian told STAR magazine that she and Bieber, 17, had sex backstage at a show in L.A.  She gave birth to her son three months ago, and has filed a paternity lawsuit against the young pop sensation.  A rep for Bieber told UsMagazine.com, “While we haven’t yet seen the lawsuit, it’s sad that someone would fabricate, malicious, defamatory AND demonstrably false claims.  We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations.”

How do you handle others’ claims that your partner is cheating?

Cupid’s Advice:

Hearing that your partner is cheating on you is humiliating and infuriating. If you’re told your partner’s been sneaking around, here’s some ways to react:

1. Get the facts: Don’t believe everything you hear without finding out exactly what people are saying, and who’s saying it. Rumors get twisted, but they have to start somewhere. Get your facts and your sources straightened out, and then proceed to deal with the situation.

2. Confront the source: If someone tells you that your partner is cheating, turn around and directly ask your significant other. It might be difficult, but usually that fear comes because we’re afraid of their answer. Make sure that you don’t back down too easily if they try to persuade you otherwise. They’ve lost your trust, and they need to win it back by proving themselves.

3. Don’t act irrationally: Just because you hear that your partner has cheated, that doesn’t mean you should try to even the score by cheating on them. All previous trust within the relationship will vanish, and repair may be impossible, especially if your partner ends up being innocent. Wait until you’re positive your partner is cheating, and then handle the situation maturely, whether that’s breaking up or choosing to work things out.

How did you handle rumors that your partner was cheating? Share your experiences below.