Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's Relationship: A Timeline

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Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin

Are they or aren’t they? That’s a common question that’s been asked about Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin over the past couple of years. 

The fire had some gas thrown on it this past weekend as paparazzi photos of the two young sensations locking lips in New York City were taken, following the two taking a trip together to Miami. 

Bieber (24) and Baldwin (21) have gone through their ups and downs, but it appears as though it's ‘on’ between them, as locking lips out in public isn’t something most people would do with a friend. 

Even mutual friend Shawn Mendes is in the dark about the relationship status, addressing to Canada’s ETALK he “doesn’t know” if the two are just friends or lovers. 

In order to better understand the current situation between the two, let’s take a look at the complicated history between the two. 

2009: The First Meet and Greet 

Backstage at The Today Show in NYC, a 14-year old Baldwin was introduced to Bieber in a brief encounter assisted by her father, actor Steve Baldwin.

2011: First Red Carpet Together

The couple made their first red carpet appearance together at the premiere of Bieber's biopic, Never Say Never, back in 2011. 

November 2014: Bieber’s Instagram Post

Following Bieber and Selena Gomez’s very public separation in 2014, Baldwin stepped into the picture and began spending more time with the ‘Baby’ heartthrob. This is when the relationship rumors began to swirl. Justin captioned the photo “NYC with the clown posse”.

 

Nyc with the clown posse

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December 2014: Putting The Rumors To Rest 

Baldwin spoke with E! News at the premiere of Exodus, and denied the dating rumours. “I’ve known him since I was young, and we’ve been good friends over the years. We’ve stayed close and there’s nothing more than that.” 
Just a few days after the interview, Bieber posted a photo of the two in the backseat of a car, continuing to deny the rumors. “People are crazy. I’m super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise” Bieber captioned the black and white photo.


2014: New Year's

The two rang in the new year together, as confirmed by Bieber in yet another Instagram post. 

 

#happynewyear

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April 2015: Prom Crashers

Baldwin and Bieber crashed the Chatsworth Charter High School prom in California. Hailey tweeted a picture of her on the dancefloor, while Bieber tweeted the school’s account the next day saying “always wanted to go to prom. Thanks for having me. #promcrasher”

June 2015: Miami Vacation

Bieber and Baldwin spent some time soaking up the sun in Miami together

October 2015: Beverly Hills Stroll

 

Per usual, the paparazzi caught the two walking around the streets of Beverly Hills together. 

December 2015: Hailey Joins the Bieber Family Vacation
During a tropical getaway, Bieber traveled with his dad and two younger siblings Jaxon and Jazmyn. Hailey joined the trip as well, as seen in Justin’s post below. 

 

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Also on the trip, the two also celebrated New Years while vacationing, with Bieber posting this photo to (what seemed like) confirm the highly speculated relationship. 

 

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February 2016: GQ Cover Story

Bieber opened up and confirmed the Baldwin relationship to GQ magazine, saying “she’s someone I really love. We spend a lot of time together.” Finally! 

Baldwin Speaks 

While on the red carpet at the 2016 amfAR New York Gala, Baldwin was questioned by E! News about the relationship. She stayed mostly quiet, but did say that “We are not an exclusive couple. He’s about to go on tour”, adding “Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him.” 

May 2018: Hailey Breaks Two-Year Silence

Nearly two years since being spotted together, Baldwin opened up about their complicated relationship to The Times UK. This interview came after news of Bieber and Selena Gomez had called it quits, after a re blossomed romance in earlier this year. Baldwin said “Justin and I were friends for a long time. We went through a long period of time where we weren’t friends. We didn’t speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. We’ve moved past that.” 

This came at the same time Baldwin attended the Met Gala with Shawn Mendes, who was her rumored boyfriend at the time.  Baldwin later confirmed that there was nothing between herself and Mendes, and that they were just friends. 

June 2018: It All Happens in Miami

The two are seen dancing and hanging out at popular Miami night club, LIV. The two had their arms around each other, as seen in the video below. 

June 2018: New York City Trip 

Just last week (June 13) the two flew from Miami to New York City, and were spotted by paparazzi and fans walking around Brooklyn. Bieber stopped to take pictures with and greet fans. 

Then, on Saturday (June 16), the two took a walk down by the water in Brooklyn, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The two kissed by the water side while pedestrians walked by.