Thiessen gives props to Bieber for rocking a Kelly Kapowski T-shirt

June 24, 2011 at 1:32 PM ET

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This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. 

Tiffani Thiessen, 37, and Justin Bieber, 17, have given each other a red-carpet shoutout.

Imagine the gleeful surprise actress Thiessen enjoyed recently when the high-wattage Bieber was snapped sporting a t-shirt depicting the actress as Kelly Kapowski from "Saved By the Bell" (a cherished sit-com that went off the air in 1993, a full year before the Bieb was even born.)

"Ha, thx for the love @justinbieber," Thiessen tweeted after spotting images of Bieber in a tee that featured her in an ensemble straight out of the 80s – high-waisted acid-washed jeans, suspenders and a sassy bra top, at Canada’s MuchMusic awards.

Thiessen was evidently quite flattered. “I have no idea how it came about with him, but I’m just trying to show the love back, that’s all,”she told New York Magazine, calling the pint-sized pop star “adorable.” Now a regular fixture on the USA Network's police drama, "White Collar," the new mom returned the favor by wearing a Justin Bieber shirt to the premiere of “Horrible Bosses” in New York. 

Let the crush speculation begin.


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