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Bieber babies! 

Justin Bieber is only 17 years old, but the teen idol is already thinking about starting a family.

"Well by 25 or 26, I want to see myself, like, married or start looking for a family," he told Women's Wear Daily on Thursday. "I want to be a young dad."

Bieber's own childhood wasn't a priviliged one. His mom Patti Mallette gave birth to him when she was just a teenager and raised him primarily as a single parent. "I didn't have a lot. I grew up in geared-to-income housing. It was always rough for me," Bieber said. "We went to the food drive all the time. I always thought, 'If I ever get rich or famous, I will help people who are less fortunate than me.' This year I'm helping with the food drive in my hometown. I'm just trying to do as much as I can with everything I do."

"But if the time is right, I definitely want to be married by 25," he said, clarifying, "One thing -- I'm not looking to get married now." 

So is Selena Gomez a contender for Bieber's future wife? "She's amazing," he said. "She's my girlfriend right now."